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Posted: 12/16/2003 7:14:56 AM EDT
... Anyone else have a business slowdown in December? In the field I'm in, I usually do but seldom get to take "extra" time off. This year has been extra cool. I was able to take off the whole month, not having to return to work until 01/05/04.


... Do you get a long Christmas vacation? I got lucky this year ...W00t
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 7:25:26 AM EDT
Must be nice! They begged me to carry over some vacation days, but I took them anyway. I'm off (besides the actual hoildays) this Friday, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and the 29th. The 28th I'm going to a football game and I know that I'll be out partying late that night...so I took the next day off.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:09:49 AM EDT
I used to be able to take off most if not all of December - the nature of my former job was such that I could "shuffle" stuff to facilitate such a long absence. Now it's hard for me to be away from the office for more than a few days at a time. My "Christmas vacation" this year will be a 5-day weekend. I'm grateful for that, but I wouldn't mind it being longer...
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:15:00 AM EDT
I'm off until the first of the year.[snoopy]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:32:03 AM EDT
I work the next three days then I am off until the 5th.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:40:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... Anyone else have a business slowdown in December?
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Not me, I'm busier than a one legged man in a butt kickin contest![buttkick]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:47:07 AM EDT
I get the Friday after Christmas off! Pretty stoked about that.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:43:37 AM EDT
I have 12/25 and 12/26 off, then 1/1 and 1/2. Pretty standard schedule, but I'd rather have 12/24 as a holiday versus 12/26 and I'd rather have 12/31 versus 1/2. The reason being that the family goes to candlelight services on 12/24. I'm not religous, but I see going to church that evening as a family thing and a present to my mom, so I'd rather have that whole day off to spend with the fam. And I'd rather have 12/31 off so that I don't have to wake up early for work and also so I could get the party started early. I used to take a bunch of vacation time around the holidays, but since there usually isn't much business going on this time of year, I think its better to come in to the office and read the paper or waste time here lol. As long as the boss isn't watching! And this year I didn't have much of a choice since I already burned up all of my vacation days earlier on some epic trips, so I'm not too disappointed. Anyone else?
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:52:40 AM EDT
So many people were taking off the day after Christmas that they decided to close the office on the 26th. The tradeoff being that we have to be here all day Christmas eve.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:58:37 AM EDT
I work from 2300 hrs to 0700 hrs on Christmas eve night, then turn around and go back in at 1500 hrs on Christmas day. The same for New years eve and day. Every Thursday is a turn around day for us and we just happened to get screwed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years this year.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 11:17:37 AM EDT
I am off till January 4th. Let the parties begin!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:55:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunslinger808: I am off till January 4th. Let the parties begin!
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... Well then, come over and check out my new recreation room, shoot some pool and wash back some Christmas cheer!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:58:03 PM EDT
friday is my last day of work for the year friday the 2nd is my first day of work next year
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:03:10 PM EDT
I just get the standard plus shipping picks up at the end of the quarter so I only was able to sneak in a couple extra days of vacation to go Elk hunting.
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Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:15:52 PM EDT
I get off this Friday until Jan. 5th. Going up the the lake cabin after Xmas for 2 weeks with the woman, refinish the dock, practice makin' babies and play with guns. I am pumped!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:26:32 PM EDT
Thanks for the reminder. [:(] I'll be working Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Year Day. [cuss]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:23:00 PM EDT
wednesday is my half day(night). i have someone picking up my shift to get christmas eve off, and i'll work a whole shift the following week to give someone new years eve off. i work at a powerhouse, and we run at all times. i work all monday holidays, have all thanksgivings off(just starting this year)and the rest of the holidays, i work as they rotate through my days to work. this year i get christmas day and new years day off. after all the holidays i've had to work, i'm thankfull to have them off.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:45:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ-K9: Thanks for the reminder. [:(] I'll be working Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Year Day. [cuss]
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At least we have the javelina hunt to look forward to!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:40:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:47:18 PM EDT
Working nine nights straight, 21-29th. But then I get 30-4th off.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:48:07 PM EDT
My Christmas vacation began December 10 . . . . . . . . . 2001! I hope I find something to return to in the new year... I'm catching up with LT...
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 11:15:12 PM EDT
Busy as always at the cox call center. No days off. Im always miserable around the holidays anyway.
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