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Working on Christmas Eve

I'm Asking: Are You Working Today?

Clocking in on holidays is no fun, but it's a reality for many professions and jobs — especially when it comes to putting in time the day before official holidays like Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Have you traded in email, to-do lists, and tedious tasks for travel, last-minute shopping, spending time with the family, and general festivities today, or are you a busy bee at work?

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Frenched Frenched 6 years
I was fortunate enough to get both the 24th and 25th off and for that, I am very grateful. I will try to take advantage of these extra days off to get stuff I'd usually put off for later done.
candy2007 candy2007 6 years
Yep I have to work the whole weekend but I'm off for New Year's.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
Yep, had to work but we were only open until 6. There was a mad rush on catering trays...
johanna89 johanna89 6 years
its expected; I work at a Chinese restaurant
Spectra Spectra 6 years
We rotate who has to cover the lab on holidays--this year, I don't work today but I do get to work on New Year's Day and the weekend following. People get sick, even on Christmas.
krissilyn krissilyn 6 years
I am off Xmas Eve but i got stuck working from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Xmas day. That's 10 HOURS. But that's retail for you.
DrAzucar DrAzucar 6 years
the ER never closes, so I'm there!
mek123 mek123 6 years
I'm off today, yeah!! And I know how you feel having to work tomorrow sarrahrocks, many a holiday I ended up working.
sarrahrocks sarrahrocks 6 years
I got stuck working a full day today and working a full day tomorrow (on Christmas)... I didn't think it would bother me - but it's just starting to hit me. I have no family close by (the closest is 8 hours away) and everyone else who took off has family all within a 30 mile area. It really sucks to get the short end of the stick. :(
imLissy imLissy 6 years
well, I didn't take off, but I wouldn't say I'm working...
marisaoswald marisaoswald 6 years
yes, but i'm outta here in another hour. can't wait- i still have to get some last min shopping done =x
aistea311 aistea311 6 years
Yeah just my boss and I. It's nice though, I've been getting a lot done (while checking popsugar no less) :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Yes. In fact, I'm the only one in the office today. Boohoo. Actually, it's not so bad and I have all of my Xmas shopping and baking done. Just one more hour and I'm outta here. :) Happy Holidays!
tamint tamint 6 years
yes! it is freelance though, so im working from home at least, :) just trying to finish up some budget stuff and then it'll be time for champagne and baked goodies from mom.not too bad!
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years
No, this is the floating holiday all the employees voted on. Happy Holidays everyone!
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