Working Christmas Eve

United States
December 20, 2006 5:51pm CST
Does anyone else have to work Christmas Eve? I have to work until 4:00 and not really happy about it.
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11 responses
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
20 Dec 06
yes i have to go to work @5 pm and stay until 9 the next morning.yes 16 hours i am very heated about that! there is no coverage so i have to work
• United States
21 Dec 06
OH OUCH! That is a rough pill to swallow for sure! I don't blame you for being upset You are going to have a long Christmas Day! I'm sorry. Doesn't your boss celebrate Christmas?
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@disvachic (10120)
• United States
21 Dec 06
i get off christmas morning at 9am.xmas night i have to go in at 11pm so atleast im off during the day on xmas.its a residential group home so we have to stay open 24 hours
• United States
21 Dec 06
I guess the world has to go on no matter what? People still get sick, so hospitals can not close and my husband works in a prison? You can't hardly let the prisoners go for the holidays and expect them to come back!
• United States
21 Dec 06
I'm sorry you have to work sis. My hubby also has to work Christmas Eve. I get to be all alone. Sob.
• United States
21 Dec 06
It's okay, I guess lots of people are in the same boat. I will call you when I get home Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas!
• United States
21 Dec 06
Love you sis, thanks.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Diddo sis, hugs
• United States
21 Dec 06
With so many people in the world, it does not surprise me that some have to work on Christmas Eve. Do you have Christmas day off Dee? Think of those people that work in healthcare that need to work to care for those who cannot be home on Christmas. Enjoy the time you do have off Dee. Huggers. Merry Christmas!
• United States
21 Dec 06
Yeh I have Christmas day off. I was just feeling sorry for myself. I know that some people will have to work both days. I feel for them. I will enjoy the time I have off, thanks. It's just that Christmas eve is when we exchange gifts with our kids and grandkids. Oh well we can do it later in the evening. Merry Christmas to you!
• United States
22 Dec 06
Anytime you spend with family is a good time. Huggers.
• United States
22 Dec 06
Oh yes I know, but ever since I opened my business they have been calling me stranger! I do the best I can to get to functions, but my business is small and I can't afford to hire anyone right now to take any time off.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
I actually don't have to work this christmas. But being a nurse I have worked 9 out of 10 christmases over the past 15 or so years. I found it better to work the day shift as you can go home and have a drink and a relax but sometimes I worked evening shift and that is no fun as you are constantly watching the clock for when you have to go and get ready for work. I hope you have a nice day at work anyway. Merry christmas!!
• United States
21 Dec 06
Good for you! I am glad you finally got one off! My little brother is an RN too and sometimes I don't know how he can handle the hours he puts in? Have a very Merry Christmas! Have a drink for me! :) I work in retail and will probably sit there and twiddle my thumbs all day! Thanks for the response.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
11 Jan 07
Thanks (belatedly) for the best reponse. You always have nice interesting topics to respond to. It makes this place a bit more interesting to visit. Oh christmas was great. I did have a couple of drinks - and then a nap...
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• United States
11 Jan 07
Thank you for the kind words. Glad you had a nice Christmas. I was wondering if you had that drink for me? hehehhee Have a great day Missy, you a tough job that most of us just couldn't handle. God Bless You.
@nishanity (1650)
• India
21 Dec 06
oh u poor thing!!! i am sorry to hear abt that... isnt there any way in which u can actually come to some agreement wid ur boss about this? i mean work some other day instead of on christmas eve... like offer to work on new years eve instead,,, or something like tht!!
• United States
21 Dec 06
I would, but honey I am the boss. I own my own small business and have nobody working for me, I can't afford that yet, and have to stay open for business hours or have people get angry and lose business, which I can not afford to do, so this is my situation. Business or pleasure, what do I give up? I know alot of people never realize this dilema, but it is rough for small business people too. We don't have anyone to take over for us when we want to go to a family function or stay home because of the roads, etc. Merry Christmas to you and God Bless.
@cutieissa (413)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
i'll be spending my xmas eve in the hospital as i am unfortunately on 24hrs duty this day. so sad! so i'll be spending my time w/ patients, nurses & other doctors. my xmas celebration will begin on 25, when i'll be too tired from duty to do anything except eat xmas food & sleep. pathetic huh? need to cheer up! i'll be receiving a bonus anyway! lol=)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Oh are you a doctor? The medical field is a tough job for sure! My brother is an RN and his hours are unreal! Hope you get to enjoy Christmas Day a little between naps. Merry Christmas to you and thank you for your response.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
working in a call center, my team has work on all days of the year no exceptions. but being their supervisor i can file for my vacation leave on said dates. well.. anyway, we asked for volunteers and many wanted the additional pay they will get when they work during holidays.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Well at least you have a supervisoring position and have a little say in it, right? Thank you for your response and Merry Christmas!
@mashimaro (1094)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
I have a work starts at noon..'till 9:00pm...
• United States
21 Dec 06
I feel for you, at least I only work until 4:00. Thank you for your response and Merry Christmas!
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Hi Dee, my husband has to work Christmas eve until 3:30. so thats not to bad. at least he will be home for the evening. Have A Merry Christmas.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Thank you Sandy. Merry Christmas to you too!
• United States
21 Dec 06
Nope. I work in the car business and we're closed on Sundays to begin with.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Hey that's great! Glad to hear that! Have a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your reply.
• United States
20 Dec 06
Yes, I have to work Christmas Eve too.It really sucks! I don't know what my hours are yet but it'll probably be afternoon.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Well I hope you get out in the early afternoon then. Thank you for your reply. I was just sitting here feeling sorry for myself, wondering if anyone else had to work too. :)