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Working on Mother's Day...again...

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froggydoo Tue 25-Mar-14 22:17:51

I work in a team of 5 colleagues. We all work 12 hour shifts but only one of us is on at any time. It's a 24/7 pattern - so we work day / night / weekends.

I am the only woman, ergo the only mother. And I am working Mother's Day AGAIN. I did it last year and the year before that. In fact I've worked it every year since I became a mother 8 years ago.

It's not deliberate, just the way things have worked out. And it's v hard to change shifts so I'm stuck with it now.

AIBU to be pissed off. I just want to whinge really....

Sirzy Tue 25-Mar-14 22:19:09

Why not book a days holiday for next year then if you want to guarantee it off?

ENormaSnob Tue 25-Mar-14 22:23:29

Im on a long day sun too.

Only ever had md off when i was on mat leave.

Not a big deal imo.

hiddenhome Tue 25-Mar-14 22:39:30

I always work it too. I always forget to request it off.

Tbh, I don't really mind 'cos the others don't do anything to celebrate it anyway, so I'd only be reminded that I'm missing out if I was at home.

alseb Tue 25-Mar-14 22:40:19

I am on nightshift. Hoping for breakfast in bed when I get in, before 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Some chance!

Lilliput Tue 25-Mar-14 22:50:22

On the plus side alseb the clocks change on Saturday night so you'll be working one less hour on your night shift!
I am working all weekend too hmm

wobblyweebles Wed 26-Mar-14 00:30:25

Meh I'd rather have Christmas off, or a sunny day in the summer.

MidniteScribbler Wed 26-Mar-14 01:07:02

Your colleagues have mothers too. Or a wife and children. Just because you are the only woman doesn't mean that others don't want to spend the day with their families.

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