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Are you working over Christmas?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FBi7, 21 Dec 2020.

  1. Captain


    Joined: 1 Dec 2011

    Posts: 19,281


    Finish Wednesday, back Feb 2nd.
  2. Thekwango


    Joined: 5 Feb 2009

    Posts: 12,265

    Location: Northern Ireland

    off now till the 4th though may well get the odd packied call or support ticket come through.

    i hope your colleagues genuinely appreciate you for doing this for them?
  3. montymint


    Joined: 29 Jul 2006

    Posts: 4,766

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    me and my OH are the same, our teams have parents with kids at the age where Christmas is most special and we have cats haha
  4. Uther


    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 15,106

    Working Wednesday 23rd then back in 3.30 am Boxing Day.
  5. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,586

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    23 24 and 25th! and NYE.. yay lol triple pay though.
  6. occuda


    Joined: 22 Feb 2010

    Posts: 97

    Location: Telford

    I am normally on call for a few day over the christmas perios, but this year is my first year off in a long time. I was in work today and it was dead, I spent the last 5 hours listening to music and browsing the web, as nearly everyone (apart from a small team in producton) are off now until the new year. I am hoping that someone does not have a senior moment and breaks a PC or laptop tomorrow or Wednesday.
  7. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 1,958

    Last day of work was the 8th December I had a load of holiday to take so not back until the 4th Jan. but I think working 9 months straight all from home I needed a break.... to spend it stuck in my house :p
  8. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,344

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    NHS admin here. Got Christmas Day off, then Boxing Day is a roll-over day next Monday, so got that off plus NYD. So standard fare really. I have also booked the 4th Jan off. Some entire departments however, e.g. Payroll buggers off for a fortnight!
  9. Arsonist

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jul 2012

    Posts: 1,468

    Location: Chester/Essex/Nomadic

    Finish on the 23rd, in on the 30th for one day, back in on the 4th. Don't think that's too bad. Although I've had 6 months off this year already so really don't feel like I need much of a break!
  10. SDK^


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,269

    I finished on Friday - back in the 4th :cool:

    Spent today watching my son play football - beating Wolves Academy U9’s 6-1 :) He got a hat-trick.
    Last edited: 21 Dec 2020
  11. GTanny


    Joined: 24 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,540

    Location: Hull

    Finished this morning at 06:30, return on New year's Day at 06:30 so no new year celebrations for me but I get Christmas with my partner and children.
  12. Throrik

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2009

    Posts: 1,825

    Location: Manchester

    Some of them do, some of them probably couldn't give a monkey's. It's a good time for quiet documentation days too.
  13. Destination


    Joined: 31 May 2009

    Posts: 20,429

    On call Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 9-1 each day, no clue if I'll be called in or not. Former I'd think not, latter who knows, probably.
  14. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,648

    Location: Surrey

    Sadly yes. I will be working half a day on Boxing Day and half a day on New Years day. Extremely annoyingly I won't even get paid for it as it's expected each year that we cover it. I will get time off in lieu but that's all (ie one day back). It's pretty crap really and I think I'm going to refuse next year.

    No time off for me apart from Christmas day.
  15. Jae-So


    Joined: 9 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,157

    Location: UK

    Off until the 4th
  16. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,585

    Location: Shropshire

    Not this year :D
    Finish on the 23rd and back in on the 30th longest Christmas I've had off since I started my "career" jobs nearly 13 years ago.
  17. NoobCannon


    Joined: 13 Jun 2011

    Posts: 5,339

    Im working right thru now to new years morning.

    Will earn more working christmas day than i would in a normal month so cant pass it up really.
  18. Lysander


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 16,221

    Location: Flatland

    Off 25th-28th Dec inclusive and then back for the pointless last week of the year which is always dead.
  19. koolpc


    Joined: 2 Dec 2004

    Posts: 12,227

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    I was but now self isolating
  20. ivrytwr3


    Joined: 25 Aug 2006

    Posts: 4,233

    Finished 18th Dec, back 4 Jan.

    Same as most years unless deployed out of the country over that period.

    I guess i should count myself lucky as for many years my Mrs worked retail, where i got 2 - 3 weeks off, she got Xmas and Boxing Day and was back into work!!