Working Christmas Day?

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Anyone else going to be clocking on for Xmas Day?

    I'm working 07:00-11:30 and out again 18:00-22:00.

    Off on Boxing Day though!
  2. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    9-9 on Xmas eve and day which means 9-11pm most likely
  3. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Not for a few years now, but did in my previous job.

    Actually didn't mind it. Managed to shift it to 5am and was done by lunchtime so was able to be with the family.
    I quite like working weekends, bank holidays etc. Less people about to bother me and I can get more done. I still go in an hour early to sort stuff out.

    Those without family sometimes actually prefer it. My local budgens used to open on Xmas and of course the catering and pub trades generally work as do of course the emergency services.
  4. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Worked many a Xmas day when replying overseas. Not this time but 8:30 to 14:00 tomorrow
  5. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Many years back I often used to work Christmas Day with some people with learning disabilities. Always had a cracking time, a very warm atmosphere and in to work in record time with no commuter traffic.
  6. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Yep worked some in the past as a vet, and will be working this one as a ski instructor. 8am until 4pm :)
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  7. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I thought it was January 6?
  8. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I have worked in a homeless shelter in christmas day serving Christmas dinner a few times but, as terrible as this might sound, I jacked it in because you got barely any gratitude and people just moaned at you.
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    A Vietnam vet ?
  10. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I wish. ******* hate Christmas.
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I agree. Our office is officially closed between xmas and new year and all UK staff take those days as holiday. Except me, as I refused to accept this and waste 3 days holiday in the damp, dull, cold boredom when I joined and so I work from home which at least gives me something to do.
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  12. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I know what you mean, I spent 5 hours jet washing the patios and other areas at a local charity club in the summer, not only was I not offered a drink, no one came near me except to show me where the outside water supply was, I wasn't thanked and left feeling absolutely gutted as well as knackered!
  13. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Very progressive of your employers to view posting on this forum as work.
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  14. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I get additional bonus from my employer for everytime I ******* swear on this forum. The ****.
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  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Over the next few days they will also be considering holiday planning, gardening, watching Sky WFC highlights and a bit of painting as "work". I have a very broad job description. I may be FD but I very much see myself as an allrounder.
  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    IBB & you are definitely the Woakes & Stokes of the forum.
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Who are you? Mr Benn?
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Productivity is a chronic problem in the UK.

    We should try anything we can.
  19. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Christmas Day is the busiest working day of the year for mothers.
  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Corrected for you
  21. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    You are either a bachelor or divorcee.
  22. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Or about to be a divorcee!
  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Divorcee but remarried!
    Obviously I was joking but not a million miles from the truth in the case of wife #1 !
  24. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I don't technically work on Christmas right now (although I'm on call 24/7, so there's always a chance no matter what day of the year it is), but I used to in my late teens/early 20s and really enjoyed it.

    They were always incredible busy days (so the time passed VERY quickly) and I made a LOT more money than usual. People were usually in good spirits too, which made it all the more pleasant.
  25. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot


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