Get to work on Christmas

@ck3259 (248)
Malaysia
December 24, 2009 8:20pm CST
It is very sad that have to work on Christmas while everyone enjoying their Christmas. This year, a lonely Christmas for me. My girl friend have to work on Christmas. We had planned to celebrate in the Christmas eve. But it ends up with a lonely Christmas. I had to sit down in front of my PC to surf net and mylotting. Is that very sad if everyone is celebrating the joyful and meaningful day while you need to work? However, it is impossible everyone holiday. But, I hope that it won't be a working day for Christmas. Unfair! Anyway, wish everyone Merry X'mas and Happy new year.
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17 responses
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
25 Dec 09
I used to love working on Christmas Day, I used to work in a call centre type job and everyone was always in a festive mood and happy but it is sad if people have to work when they don't really want to...
• United States
25 Dec 09
I really don't want to, but I still have to show up at work because that is what they want you to do. In such economic climate, we got no choice, but to work. Oh well, happy Christmas everyone here.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
I think you totally understand the bad feelings. Well, this year you no need to work anymore. Merry X'mAs and Happy new year.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
25 Dec 09
Hello ck3259 me too am online doing some earning sites stuffs plus some mylotting, even chatting with mine online friends as regular.It doesn;t means that we are working, its an celebration time for all of us, so we are jsut spreading our cheer and joy around everywhere on the Eve of Christmas.Me too often do think sometimes that am working online while doing surfing, but its after all just an surf and not an job site.Cheer up and enjoy the christmas celebration going on everywhere.Wish you an Happy Merry Christmas, Happy mylotting.
• United States
25 Dec 09
I Totally agree with you and CK3259! don't feel sad. we can enjoy while on work just by chilling our mood and have some songs, eating sweets and many more Merry Xmas to you all
@zkapfo123 (320)
• India
25 Dec 09
Hi ck3259, it's a pity, your girlfriend's got to work on christmas day. In my own opinion, everyone should get a break from work, at least on christmas day, so that they can enjoy the festive seasons with thei near and dear ones. As for you, why don't you ring up some of your close friends and have a bash at your place or plan an outing with them. That way, you will be able to cope with the absence of your girlfriend and moreover enjoy the time with friends. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you too.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
Yes. I was outing with my friends. We had a quite enjoyable Christmas night. Thank you for your response. Have a nice day.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Dec 09
I sometimes have to do things I don't want to do despite the holiday, but the one thing I've never done is have to work. Will I do some "work" well sure I will, but it'll be by choice. And George will be home seeing as Pizza hut is closed. And, when I say work I mean spending some time here to see what little more I cn gather before the end of the month to make my payout a good start. I figure about fifteen if I do things right this week, but we'll see.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
Great! Have a nice day.
• United States
25 Dec 09
It's sad that you and your girlfriend both have to work on Christmas, however it happens more times than not now a days. More and more places are choosing to stay open on Christmas instead of closing. I can understand hospitals and some 24 hour Pharmacy's staying open but that's about it, I can't see Walgreen's staying open if their not a 24 hour Pharmacy or a ton of convenience stores, I can see a few so people if they need gas or something for their car. I've been lucky to never have to work on Thanksgiving or Christmas' any place that I've ever worked in the past was closed and they also closed early on Christmas Eve which was nice so we could spend time with our families. I've never had to work in retail but I feel bad for people that work retail and have to work the day after Thanksgiving and than the day after Christmas places open really early too, it's horrible but it's just the way the world is now. I hope you can manage to have a nice day though, at least a good day at work though.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
You are right. Actually nurses and doctor have to work on shift during Christmas and New year. They have to sacrifice the celebration but to look after the patient. We have responsible on our job. Sometimes it is very unhappy that have to work on festive season, but we have to work also. Imagine if hospital and clinic close during festive season, there will be many people suffer from sick and can't cure. I would be think positive on my Christmas. Have a nice day.
@Jakywoo (102)
• China
25 Dec 09
Everyone should enjoy this Day!It alsays gives us a reason to relax ourselves and enjoy a leisure time.So hope you forget the displeasure and do something happy.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
Thank you for your response. :D Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hey, you are not the only one. I have to work on Christmas night tomorrow night too. I need to make some cash from my partner job tomorrow night. I want to stay home and have a joyful festivity with my family too, but it seems we have to work anyway. Unfair.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
Sad, sad. Then, you have to enjoy yourself during your work. Hope that next Christmas no need to work anymore. Merry X'Mas and Happy new year!
@tina256 (190)
• China
25 Dec 09
so do i ,i have to work today ,my bos said christmas is for the foreign country ,not ours .we can not disagree what he said .well ,although i find christmas is a romantic festival ,but if not have free time ,what can we do .yes ,i think everybody who are working today all wish can have a amenity and happy time . anyway ,merry christmas .
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
25 Dec 09
hi sweetie. i would like to meet your boss. are you sure that he is from this planet. just tell him from me that even foreign countries celebrates christmas and that christmas is not a luxury. that is basically the start of our era and if it wasn,t for that none of us would really be here. But even working, you just have yourself a merry christmas and we all are there for you
@chiyosan (30198)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
hello! well don't be sad. i mean quite a lot of people are already working on holidays. even our work requires us to work on holidays its just that i don't work on dec 25 itself but my colleague who happens to work for... *censored* is required to report on christmas day.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
25 Dec 09
It can be a sad time to have to work on the holidays. At my other job, I was glad that we were closed for Christmas because that was the only holiday I actually got to spend with my family. With the job that I'm in now, the only time we get holiday pay is if we're open on Thanksgiving or Christmas. That only happens if there are volunteers. A part of me wanted to work on Christmas this year, even if it would have only been for a few hours.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Maybe you should concentrate on being thankful that she has a job. So many people are out of work and can't find jobs that those who have them need to appreciate the fact!
@sid556 (30999)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I have to work on Christmas. I really don't mind it. I celebrated last night with family and friends and this morning I got up and watched the kids open their gifts. Then we all had breakfast together. I don't go into work until 2pm so it's not a bad thing for me. I am sorry that your girlfriend has to work and that you are spending the day alone. I hope that when she gets out of work that you will be able to make up for lost time and still have some quality time together. Merry Christmas, CK.
@t_begum (51)
• India
25 Dec 09
Don't be sad...It is a part of life to work when it is required. My advice for u is to not to neglect these type of work. It gives your image a better outlook of responsible person. Try to enjoy evenings or some alternate. Merry Christmas...
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
How sad. Christmas is a public holiday in many countries and it is a time to celebrate with full of joy. Working during public holidays will earn you extras so it won't be too sad for you or your girlfriend.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
25 Dec 09
i work every 2nd yr a christmas, cause i milk cows and they don't take time off. we usually don't go far, any way. but i had the inlaws over oday and cooked a leg of lamb which turned out great. hope every one has a good christmas.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
25 Dec 09
hi, it is the most unexpected thing when you already made your plans for christmas, but to make you feel better i just want to say a very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones and a happy new year. You are not really that alone. i am sure that all at mylot is thinking exactly what i am thinking.
@StevenZhu (198)
• China
25 Dec 09
Don't be lonely, a lot of friends here and set a warm atmosphere around us. It's common to me to do work at Christmas and I am glad to share this day with you through mylot.