Working on Thanksgiving

@maezee (42149)
United States
November 25, 2021 10:29am CST
Good morning! It's 1021am in my world here in Minneapolis, MN and I thought I would check in. I am working from 10am to 8pm on this Thanksgiving day (for those of us in the United States) - not a terrible shift - but I do miss any festivities with family or friends. I do wish I could spend one Thanksgiving with my dad - who is alone or usually going to the bar alone - it would be super nice to spend the day with him. But, my job gives holidays off based on seniority. I should be lucky I get done with work before 2am, I suppose. I was having a real bad week earlier this week with some sudden back pain that came on, but it seems like it is tapering off and starting to feel a little better. Work is generally a lot slower on Thanksgiving (I have worked the last 8 years worth of Thanskgivings!) and it's easy money, but still sad to be stuck at work. But me and co-workers are doing pot lucks throughout the day - I am bringing green bean casserole and pasta salad. Needless to say - no diet today. Things I am thankful for: a steady income, a couple of jobs, family, friends, health, the roof over my head, my freedom, this amazing scented bath and body works body wash I bought that smells fantastic - LOL! Anyone else stuck working and unable to celebrate Thanksgiving? What are your hours and are you doing anything special at work for it? Happy Thanksgiving all!
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@Bensen32 (23602)
• United States
25 Nov
Sorry you have to work on the holiday, make the most of it and hope it is not too busy. Thankfully I am off for the day but back at it tomorrow.
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@maezee (42149)
• United States
25 Nov
Honestly it's not usually busy on Thanskgiving, "easy money" except for being away from family and missing out on that kind of stuff. Enjoy your day off & hopefully family time!
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@Bensen32 (23602)
• United States
26 Nov
@maezee Oh yeah, well I guess that is not that bad then. I did enjoy the day and the visiting with my son. Hope your day went by without issue.
@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
25 Nov
Sorry you have to work it. Happy Thanksgiving
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@maezee (42149)
• United States
25 Nov
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
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@Courtlynn (71165)
• United States
25 Nov
@maezee thank you
@Fleura (17893)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
It's a shame you feel like you're missing out but at least you're not the only one, hope you and your co-workers can have a good time together anyway! And if your Dad is alone and you would like to spend a day with him, could you just have a special day with him another time?
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@maezee (42149)
• United States
25 Nov
Hi! Yes and I definitely will - just sad to think of someone alone on the holiday. I am sure he is fine and I am being overly sensitive, but you never know. Hope all is well and take care!!
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@CarolDM (164135)
• United States
25 Nov
Hope your day goes well.
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@FourWalls (37357)
• United States
25 Nov
Oh, I had my days of working on Thanksgiving. I hope you’re done quickly and get to enjoy the rest of the day. And I hope you get lots of extra holiday pay in your paycheck for this!!!!!
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@Shavkat (119723)
• Philippines
26 Nov
I hope you will enjoy your Thanksgiving.
@LotusEyes (2484)
• India
25 Nov
Oh sorry! You have to work on holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you