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Are you working over Christmas?

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

  1. m4rmite


    Joined: 26 Oct 2007

    Posts: 675

    12 days off for me.
    Wife has 3 off inc xmas and new years day, last year she didn't land so lucky
  2. Loagi


    Joined: 22 Mar 2020

    Posts: 55

    12 hour night shift on Christmas and Boxing day. Management have added extra work to be done on Christmas 'as it will be quiet'. Work that literally can be done any of the 365 days of the year including normal office hours.

    Just another F*** you. Needless to say no managers will be working.

    In 6 months time when I'm vaccinated and the world is a bit more normal I'm off.
  3. Kautya


    Joined: 7 Jan 2012

    Posts: 867

    Location: West Midlands

    Got time off until the new year. Had not taken any days off so left with a fair few.
  4. Dr House


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,246

    Location: London / Prague

    thanks kind of you.

    Hopefully we will have a quiet one.
  5. shadow_boxer


    Joined: 9 Oct 2009

    Posts: 8,884

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    :( Hopefully isn't too busy. In my training years I managed to get away with it and only worked one Christmas Day that happened to be A&E. Was really calm until the evening then everyone decided to come in!

    Surely by now you know not to say the q word!

    This year, I actually put my name down to Work Boxing day, 27th and 28th in out of hours but didn't get any shifts. Will have a nice few days off.
  6. apg


    Joined: 4 Dec 2013

    Posts: 146

    15 days off for me (not using any holiday allowance), back 3rd January. Offered overtime over christmas but I enjoy the time off.
  7. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,522

    Location: NW5

    Offered to work Boxing Day for triple pay. Just 4 hours and chose an evening shift to work with a guy I get along with well. Soooo probably microphones on and drinks whilst we do our thing remotely.
  8. Bony Maloney


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,841

    Location: Welsh Wales

    I’m on nights, offshore North Sea, home on Wednesday. 4 more shifts to do :D:cool:
  9. sideways14a

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Aug 2017

    Posts: 2,209

    Off since the 18th through to at least the 5th because its hit or miss whether we will open.
  10. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,886

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    On the Xmas fail bus right now... Woot
  11. FBi7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,031

    Location: Central Scotland

    Morning all, and Merry Christmas :D Particularly to those at work today. I've been on duty since 0600.

    I've enjoyed reading the replies to this thread, in awe of just how much time some of you have off, and equally sympathetic to those for whom it's not through choice, particularly where futures are uncertain.

    Regardless of your circumstances, I hope you all have a fantastic day, whether you're at work, alone, with your family, or something else.

    Take care and keep safe.

  12. shadow_boxer


    Joined: 9 Oct 2009

    Posts: 8,884

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Merry Christmas to all those working!
  13. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: 29 Aug 2007

    Posts: 27,117

    Location: Auckland

    Just LOL if you're not smashing some ass, lifting some weights, but also taking the time to listen others when they a view which is different to yours and through discussion you can reach a mutually agreable outcome.

  14. flea.rider

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 1,296

    no for the first time in 15+ yrs i'm at home on xmas day (hotel chef) and i'm loving it ..kids are coming round i've got the smoker lit and doing a 3kg leg of lamb ..
    happy xmas all
  15. Haze


    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,744

    Called in at 6am... Only there for an hour though
  16. FBi7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,031

    Location: Central Scotland

    Not long home after a late finish. Enjoying finally spending time with the Mrs and my girls.

    Ah man, gutted. At least only for an hour I suppose. What do you do?
  17. Haze


    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,744

    Work at a hatchery, send out day old chicks, no chickens on site
  18. niko

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 1,040

    Location: oswestry shropshire

    you lucky so and so,:p
    i was called out for 7 hours total