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Anyone got to work this Christmas?

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notnowbernard Thu 05-Nov-09 15:33:31

I will be

Christmas Day (late shift)
Boxing Day (early shift)

WOrking with some nice people though, so not all bad

MintyCane Thu 05-Nov-09 15:37:01

Me too, love your name by the way.

ilove Thu 05-Nov-09 15:37:50


Christmas Eve late, Boxing Day late, NYE early

notnowbernard Thu 05-Nov-09 15:40:47

Thankyou, Minty. It's a fab book grin

Are we HCPs per chance?

girlsyearapart Thu 05-Nov-09 15:53:13

Does it count that DH will be working xmas eve andnew years eve and prob sleeping most of the rest?

So I will effectively be working??hmm

notnowbernard Thu 05-Nov-09 15:54:31

What does he do then? Surely he won't need that much sleep if he's working 2 shifts?!

muggglewump Thu 05-Nov-09 15:58:54

Christmas Eve and NYE.
Not too bad really, DD will go to her CM.

HeadFairy Thu 05-Nov-09 16:13:47

I've worked almost every Christmas Day for the past 9 years, this year.... I'm due to have a baby on Christmas day! Waaaaa??? I feel cheated! wink

Maize Thu 05-Nov-09 16:22:29

I am banking so I won't work Christmas but I have to work over Christmas to make some pennies I think.

Looking at N. on the 23rd then boxing day night. Then N NY eve and N NYE day

Fun times.

reikizen Thu 05-Nov-09 16:29:26

Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years Eve. Could be worse. My nightmare shift is Christmas Day early where I wouldn't get to see the girls open their presents! Or, a week of nights over Christmas. Yuk.

girlsyearapart Thu 05-Nov-09 17:01:29

He drives a black cab.

usually means that he works most of day then late till 2-4 am ish then sleeps till midday or whenever then repeat..

Rubbish for our social life but better for our bank balance than the previous job he had!

Anyway basically he sets his own hours so unlikely to do xmas day, has charity footie match boxing day then we always have a family party on New years day.

New years eve I'll probably be in bed on my own as can't see the point of staying up till midnight by myself really??

MsFat Thu 05-Nov-09 17:06:48

I'm not this year. Hurrah! first in ages that I won't be. One of the few benefits of studenting.
I will probably fit in a few bank shifts to escape the madness and mayhem and earn some much needed cash. Probably over new years eve/day.

NightShoe Thu 05-Nov-09 18:38:48

I'm a HCP and I resolutely refuse to work Christmas Day and have always managed to avoid it, so I have been very lucky. However, the payback I make is that I always volunteer and get to work night shifts on Boxing day, NYE and NY.

memorylapse Thu 05-Nov-09 18:44:01

Im self employed so my last day is 20th December..then im working in the evening on NYE

PutDown Thu 05-Nov-09 18:49:45

Probably late xmas day as I was off last year.Nothing else though.grin

gemmummy Thu 05-Nov-09 18:51:14

xmas eve day, xmas day day, boxing day. then off all new years.

becky7000 Thu 05-Nov-09 19:06:53

I was due to work a late Xmas day but am now going on mat leave on the 23rd- drastic I know! BUT they have already put me down for late xmas day 2010!

lisad123wantsherquoteinDM Thu 05-Nov-09 19:09:58

Im opening the centre for familes on 23rd and 30th. We are meant to be shut but i really feel this is a time when parents need our support, and some times just someone to chat to other than just the children

supersalstrawberry Thu 05-Nov-09 19:13:16

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mrstimlovejoy Thu 05-Nov-09 19:23:56

nights new years day but got 10 days off before so can't moan
have offered to work 7.30 - 11.30 xmad day if need be

mrstimlovejoy Thu 05-Nov-09 19:24:25

xmas day even

notnowbernard Thu 05-Nov-09 19:31:27

Lots of us then!

Ho Hum

Mine could have been worse... at least I get to see the present opening. And after my Boxing Day shift I am off until Jan 2nd grin

Might need to cover a few hours on Christmas Eve (just been asked via text message)

frazzled74 Thu 05-Nov-09 23:47:08

am working boxing day and new years eve and day. really pleased as have xmas eve and xms day off.

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