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who else is working this xmas??

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brimfull Fri 17-Oct-08 01:12:15

have to work xmas eve night
will miss ds waking up
what a shitter?

NoBiggy Fri 17-Oct-08 01:15:33

Oh what a shame. Can you do something before you go to work - open one present, put carrots out for the reindeer, that type of thing?

The job I'm working on culminates over Christmas week. I've told them from the start I'm not working. I'm not sure it's sunk in.

littlestrawberry Fri 17-Oct-08 01:22:26

I did that last year ggirl. Was ill aswell but thought no-one would believe me so worked, felt terrible, went home cooked for whole family, ds1 threw up in his dinner and me and both boys ended up in bed with raging temps.

This year I've got annual leave but have to work new years eve and new years day night instead.

My boys were fine actually, they had a few stocking pressies when they woke then they waited until I got home and opened the rest. The nightmare for me was no sleep. Never again. Next year will be alcohol free and work christmas night instead.

brimfull Fri 17-Oct-08 01:27:36

don't start until 9pm so will be here when he goes to bed all excited.
I do plan on sleeping a fw hrs when I get home..if poss as we are having friends round for lunch

strawberry-what a shame you all got ill.I once phoned in sock on NYE shock

nobiggy-hope your job finishes on time

shinyshoes Fri 17-Oct-08 08:19:30

My DP has christmas eve and christmas day off this year for the first time in 5 years. I am working Xmas eve for the first time ever. Ironic really

bellavita Fri 17-Oct-08 08:20:49

I have to work xmas eve, new years eve and new years day - fallen really awkward for me this year - arrghhhhhhh

LazyLinePainterJane Fri 17-Oct-08 08:25:16

It's awful isn't it? When I gave up work to be a SAHM I was a retail manager which basically meant that I was ultimately responsible for having someone work over Christmas. And if someone didn't I did. For nearly 10 years I worked Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, all of New Year.
AM glad to be out of it but always spare a thought for those working. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, it is an evil time to work.

FioFio Fri 17-Oct-08 08:32:00

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FioFio Fri 17-Oct-08 08:32:30

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LazyLinePainterJane Fri 17-Oct-08 09:19:41

Yes Fio, they are. I always want to shout "if you are so pissed off to be out shopping, go home and make my day easier!"

DevilishDisasterArea Fri 17-Oct-08 09:22:47

i am working christmas day - early ut off chrismas eve and boxing day so not too awful. someone has to do it. am also doing late new years eve but that doesn't other me at all.
the DDs are a bit p'd off but is tough. will have late lunch (3is) and open presents after that. will make a bit of a change to normal.

Clayhead Fri 17-Oct-08 09:30:08

I'm not working but dh is.

FioFio Fri 17-Oct-08 10:24:55

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ShowOfHands Fri 17-Oct-08 10:27:31

My dh is working Christms Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, NYE and New Year's Day.

brimfull Fri 17-Oct-08 10:27:39

think I'd rather do my job at xmas (nursing) than retail

brimfull Fri 17-Oct-08 10:28:05

bit unfair showofhands-is he self employed?

muggglewump Fri 17-Oct-08 10:29:09

I'm working the Monday and Tuesday before Christmas and the same between Christmas and New Year. I don't mind too much as I get both Fridays off.
I work in a Coffee Shop and it's closed then anyway.

ShowOfHands Fri 17-Oct-08 10:31:42

DH is a copper.

brimfull Fri 17-Oct-08 10:34:01

blimey couldn't they giv ehim one day off ?

we have rule if you work xmas you get nye off and swap over the next yr

elkiedee Fri 17-Oct-08 10:37:24

Ouch SOH. dp had to work some shifts over Christmas for a lot of the time we've been together though thankfully got out of it last year and isn't working in his normal job at all at present. It's not just the shifts I hated, it was not being able to go away over Christmas and spend it with my family 200 miles away.

brimfull Fri 17-Oct-08 10:39:32

eikedekee-yes I would love to go and visit my family at xmas,have managed once in the 25 yrs I've been here.

elkiedee Fri 17-Oct-08 10:40:16

Yes, dp is a residential care worker with adults with learning difficulties in a home, but like ggirl's employer no one's expected to do all the Christmas and NY shift.

elkiedee Fri 17-Oct-08 10:42:04

Do those who have to work Christmas or NY get anything extra for it or just normal pay?

brimfull Fri 17-Oct-08 10:43:05

normal bank holiday pay ,so time and two thirds

wotulookinat Fri 17-Oct-08 10:57:49

DH is working Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Luckily he was able to get out of Christmas Day.

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