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How is your job handled on Black Friday???


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#1 angelbabymommy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 8:00 am

My job considers Black Friday (or "Day after Thanksgiving" is what they call it) apart of our Thanksgiving holiday, so I dont have to pretend Im sick every year...lol :D or use any kind of vacation. So how do you handle your job or is it also apart of Thanksgiving. We also get Christmas Eve as a holiday, too. :) I love my job. EDIT*** "your" not "yor"...sorry!

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 8:01 am

Paid Holiday here. I wish Christmas Eve was one also.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 8:08 am

I have to use a vacation day. Since my days off are Sun and Mon I usually take off Fri and Sat so I have a nice long weekend.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 8:08 am

i work for the plubic school so we have that day off to

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 8:12 am

We are closed the week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December. Since we are all salaried it's paid, and the best part I don't have to use my vacation. I am very lucky.
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 8:15 am

We are closed the week of Thanksgiving and the last two weeks of December. Since we are all salaried it's paid, and the best part I don't have to use my vacation. I am very lucky.


WOW!! And I thought I had it good! Thats great; Im jealous :mad:...lol
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 9:22 am

WOW!! And I thought I had it good! Thats great; Im jealous :mad:...lol



LOL the catch up work we have when we get back makes me wish we had a little less time off!:eyepoppin
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 9:25 am

I am the boss and will take most of the week off to camp out.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 9:48 am

We traded our Flag Day holiday (I work for the government) for the day after Thanksgiving! I always hated having to go into work after being out shopping!

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 10:00 am

I take a vacation day. I work 3rd shift and if I can't get off on Thursday night, I miss a lot of the deals. Which reminds me, I will have to put in for that night off when I go into work tonight.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 10:09 am

We traded our Flag Day holiday (I work for the government) for the day after Thanksgiving! I always hated having to go into work after being out shopping!



YES!! When I worked retail as a second job for the holidays, I also hated going in after coming from shopping and getting up super early...
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 10:29 am

we usually have it as a paid day off, but they will not let us know until a couple weeks before.
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 10:41 am

It is normally a "family day" here. They essentially shut down operations, but you have to take leave if you want the day off.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 11:25 am

Like the OP, Friday is part of our Thanksgiving holidays.
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 11:34 am

We get the day off w/ pay. Old jobs it would be a personal day!

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 11:52 am

with my dh's job, its considered part of the holiday as well.
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 12:24 pm

I must use a vacation day.
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 12:43 pm

I work for myself so I either schedule clients for much later that day or don't work at all.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 1:29 pm

It's paid for me, so is Christmas Eve, day after Christmas, and New Year's Eve. DH is off paid, and he gets 2.5 weeks off for Christmas . He also gets the first day of deer season as a holiday.
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 2:09 pm

I am lucky to not be working outside the home this year!! But my husband and little girl give me the day off..I stay thursday night with my mamma and usually call my little girl around lunch time..but she spends the whole day with daddy and lets me shop until the nighttime!!

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 2:10 pm

Paid day off for me too....keeping fingers crossed that the hurricanes don't mess that up for me. I live in Florida and the first week of school we missed 4 days due to tropical storm Fay. School board has posted make up days already, so far BF is not taken, but we will be working Dec. 22nd and 23rd. Can't imagine too many people sticking round for their children to make up two days of school.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 2:45 pm

I work in a civilian position for Uncle Sam. My boss will let me take "comp" time so that I don't dip into sick or personal leave. :rwb:

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 2:57 pm

It is also part of my T-day holiday and paid day off. the problem this year will be since dh has a new job, he will have to work and I will have to find someone else to watch ds6 since dh usually does. I told ds18 not to make any plans :) He's babysitting ;)

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 3:48 pm

I'm a SAHM and the kiddos will have school off, so it really doesn't affect my job. :) DH is in the Army and he gets a 4 day weekend for t-day, so it doesn't affect him either.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 4:32 pm

I'm a college student so I have off and I work for my parents so its very flexible.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 4:50 pm

Im a stay at home mom and my husband's work closes on Thanksgiving and the day after (BF). So no worries on babysitters.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:01 pm

I have the day off with pay also (It was one thing I asked about when I got hired) DH hates to shop and is willing to watch DD5.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:42 pm

It's part of the thanksgiving holiday for me too.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:47 pm

As an educator, I have the week of Thanksgiving off for Thanksgiving break and then two weeks off at Christmas/New Years for Winter Break -- So, that means I don't have to worry about being off for myself - However, DH is another story. He always has to take that day off and use a vacation day. He has a vacation watching the kids --

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 6:13 pm

Where I work for 10 years we had that day off as a paid holiday. Then last year the company screwed us and now we either have to take it as a Floating Holiday or Vacation day. So this year I took it as a vacation day. We also used to get Christmas Eve off also as a paid holiday. Not anymore. :( So again, I have to use a vacation day.




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