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To be seemingly the only one at work tomorrow

115 replies

Givenupgivingashit · 18/09/2022 15:16

Apart from me and and my other NHS colleagues, all of my friends seem to be off work tomorrow, teachers, retail workers, office workers.
Please tell me that there's someone else at work keeping the country running?!

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Am I being unreasonable?

101 votes. Final results.

You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
Ragged · 18/09/2022 19:08

I was going to take a day off last day for my birthday but events cancelled due to bad weather. Now Tuesday (this week) is the best weather day I don't have meetings, so I will work Monday instead of Tuesday.

pompomdaisy · 18/09/2022 19:15

I'm not officially working but am working marking exam papers because it was too short notice to change submission times etc !

667TheNeighbourOfTheBeast · 18/09/2022 19:26

emmetgirl · 18/09/2022 17:21

I'm working. I own a cafe bar and we're open as normal.
All day.
If anyone thinks it's disrespectful, I don't care.

My husband is a paramedic we are in the south west and there won’t even be a coffee shop open on his usual route to work, which he and his colleagues will miss doing 12 hour shifts! I don’t think it’s disrespectful at all. Also I’m guessing places will be open in London for tea and coffee etc for all the people who have gone to watch the funeral

GoTeamRocket · 18/09/2022 19:34

My DH is working. Job kindof social care ish. So like NHS but crap pay and no pension.

Sandcastlesinthesky · 18/09/2022 19:36

I’m working ( charity). Wish I wasn’t though

ThisIsNotThePostYourLookingFor · 18/09/2022 19:37

I’m working too (nhs) and I have clinics to can’t really take it off otherwise it will cause havoc with our waiting lists.

I’m glad everything is shut though, I feel most things should be closed on a bank holiday. It sucks that it’s constantly the same people who have these holidays and others don’t such as retail or hospitality.

DelilahBucket · 18/09/2022 19:41

I'm working tomorrow. I'm self employed so can't afford not to be. My husband would be as he's self employed too, but the site he's working on is shut so he's had no choice but to lose an entire day's pay.
I can't imagine all these businesses paying for staff to take a day off is going to do any of them any good.

Twokidsanddone · 18/09/2022 19:43

A lot of retail workers are working tomorrow while the stores are closed

GalactiCat · 18/09/2022 19:50

Veterinary. Open as usual and fully booked up so no chance of watching it online. Not even getting it as a day off later like the other Veterinary practices round here.

generalh · 18/09/2022 20:24

As a teacher, I will be working at some point tomorrow, but from the comfort of my own home. Planning etc.

generalh · 18/09/2022 20:25

Noteverybodylives · 18/09/2022 15:49

I’m a teacher so not required to work tomorrow but I have a lot of work to do, so I’ve chosen to do it tomorrow which will free up some of my evenings/weekends.


Mydogsnotfat · 18/09/2022 20:28

I’m working. Funeral celebrant.

oprahfan · 18/09/2022 20:48

Working as normal tomorrow. Happy to work as usual, will get paid an extra day for this, so it’s no hardship. Support worker in Scotland. Rest of family off.

internetCrazies · 18/09/2022 21:19

Care worker here. My residents will still need looking after so I'll be working.

Maybe I'll get over time pay.


Ha ha ha! I almost kept a serious face typing that. Of course I'll be underpaid as usual, doing extra, clocking in early and leaving late but not getting paid more than my 11 and a half hours per shift taking my slightly over NMW to just under NMW.

CeeceeBloomingdale · 18/09/2022 21:21

I’ll be working a 10 hour shift in the office, so out over 12 hours including travel and lunch. Work for an airline.

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