Would you give up your holiday for somebody else?
January 27, 2008 6:48pm CST
You are working the longest in a place that is open 365 days a year, so that means people will have to work even on the holidays, you have earned the privilege of getting all the holidays off because of senority. A newcomer who has been in the company only three months,asks you if you would give up your new years day, or 4th of July or any holiday which is special in your country because of a big family reunion she wants to attend. The family reunion has been planned for a year in advance. She would get to meet new family members and see family members she hasn't seen in over ten years but she will not be able to attend if she has to work. She has asked the boss for the day and he said no but she could exchange with anyone else who was willing to give her their day off, and she could work a day for them when they needed it. The trouble is she has asked everyone and they refused, you are the only one left, knowing that would you refuse as well, or would you be kind to her and let her have the day. give reasons for your answer, why you would do it or why you wouldn;t do it.
3 people like this
• United States
28 Jan 08
I would trade with her and give her the day off if she really needed it. I have learned that alot of days and holidays are all the same and they can be celebrated any day of the year. In my household, we never plan things for the day a holiday is actually on because it never works out and something bad usually happens. We do wait for the day to get here and try to enjoy it, but if it doesn't work out, we celebrate it on a good day.
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 08
Yes I would because a Family reunion is something very important and Family should always come first so yes I would work for her and I have done this in the past Family is important and work is important so if it can be sorted to have both then why not do it
• United States
1 Feb 08
If I did not have any definite plans or reunions myself, yes, I would work for her, but I would make sure she returned the favor some day very soon. Sounds as she is young and outside activities are more important to her. She may not be there very long.
29 Jan 08
I would refuse unless it was a holiday of no importance to me. Why? Well, for starters, i am entitled to refuse, right? And, for all those years, before i had those holidays off, i have missed many family or friends get-together, and nobody was there to give me their day off, so deal with it newbie! Sorry, but we all have to go through it!
24 Feb 08
I would give her the day if she had something big like that and I did not, but if I already had plans, I'd want to keep them. My husband and I make it a point not to commit ourselves to something that far in advance, because we have no idea where we will be.