Hats off to the people who had to work on Christmas!

United States
December 26, 2009 4:09pm CST
So many people do! If they didn't this country would be a mess!like the policeman,urses, the doctor's,the EMT'S,farmer's,all the people who work in nursing home's, people who work in homeless shelters,the people who work in animal shelters,to the the truck drivers who have be on the run on Christmas,all the people who have to work at the mini-marts, the firemen and all the other people I forgot! So hats off to you all!
7 responses
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
27 Dec 09
You forgot cabbies who are vital to preventing drunk driving. You also forgot personal care assistants (PCA's). These are people are often hired by disabled people directly and in most cases paid by the state. They help disabled people do everyday things like eating, dressing, and using the bathroom. As these needs happen everyday regardless of whether it's Christmas or not, one of them must work on Christmas. I am lucky because the state pays overtime on that day and the person who goes with me also gets to celebrate with my rambunctious, if somewhat annoying at times, family. They don't get left out of the celebration entirely. My family even buys them a gift, so they have something to open.
• United States
7 Jan 10
I knew I would forget some people! I thought about it and realized I should of added the people in the Armed Forces who fighting for are freedom! Thanks for being up the people who help the disabled,the PCA'S,like yourself! The disabled would be lost without you!
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I'm not a PCA. I'm a disabled person.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
28 Dec 09
I have to agree. these people work through alot of holidays and hardly ever get to spend them with their family. I hope they do have the time to celebrate even after the holidays though.
• United States
7 Jan 10
I hope the people who worked on Christmas had time with their families to celebrite!
• United States
27 Dec 09
Good topic, I have worked in the customer service/call center industry my entire career. Most of the companies I worked for were 24 hour call centers, and I worked at least some hours on almost all of the last 13 years during the holidays. Special thanks to all the people you have listed here, and the support staff in call centers all over the country who answer the phones and get these people to where they need to go.
• United States
7 Jan 10
Thank you for your response! Hats off to the people who work at call centers on Christmas like you do!
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
26 Dec 09
when i was growing up, my dad always had to work on Christmas day (he was a chef at a jail) and i got used to it. he worked from 6 am til 2 pm so he was home for Christmas dinner anyways. so i didnt miss anything growing up. we opened up our presents on Christmas eve.
• United States
7 Jan 10
Nice story and thanks for the response!
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
My father is a retired military personnel. In holidays such as this, they don't have leaves as these are the times of the years where they are more needed by the government. But he makes sure that he will come home before the new year. I would say, hat-off Dad!.
• United States
28 Dec 09
Ya, I worked on Christmas and I didn't think about talking off. Altohugh I didn't make double time, but i still made money. There wasn't that many people out at all. It felt like a saturday, i hate those days. They go by so slow!!
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
27 Dec 09
thank you, you were also filling a need on Christmas