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#1 Posted by Mister_V (1717 posts) -

So it's 11:05 in the UK on Christmas Eve and I'm sat in my car waiting to see if there is any work for me to do today.

So who else is bored in work today?

#2 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (866 posts) -

I have been at work since 4am, nearly done and then I can begin 72 hours of drinking!!!

#3 Posted by ShadowVirus (841 posts) -

This day two years ago I was working, I worked the entire week up to Christmas Eve doing 9-5. The main reason I was looking forward to Christmas Day was just so I didn't have to wake up so early. But this year I'm a jobless student who's still lying in bed watching The Muppets Christmas movie and typing this up.

#4 Posted by Penelope (260 posts) -

I live in China. Christmas is about as eventful as any other day here.

I worked today and since I'm away from my family I spent my Christmas Eve drinking beer and eating Korean food alone in a restaurant.

I need a little Christmas.


#5 Posted by Eldave0 (30 posts) -

Yup. Been here since 8.30am but I think we are finishing early (2pm-ish)

#6 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

Not me, booked the whole week off.

#7 Posted by robdburrows (42 posts) -

Got off shift at 11:30pm PST Dec. 23rd, will be back at 3:30pm PST for Dec. 24th, and then for a short 4 hours on Dec. 25th. Also have Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) and New Years Eve/Day duty.

I hear that there is a holiday going on, it's news to me.

#8 Edited by CaLe (4353 posts) -

I've never had a job that made me work on Christmas Eve, or Christmas.

#9 Posted by Willza92 (290 posts) -
@robdburrows  said: 

I hear that there is a holiday going on, it's news to me.

What holiday? 
Worked all weekend (painful) and just finished today, Xmas eve 10:00, but I have to go back in at 15:30 and work until 10:00 Xmas Day, and then Xmas day I'm back at work at 18:00 until Boxing day 10:00 and then back to work 15:30 Boxing day until I die.  Yeah I'm having a little moan, but ah well, someone has to cover the sorry arses of people who get "sick". Moral of this Dickens story is, even if Christmas Eve/ Day conveniently falls on your days off, it don't mean Jack, you're in for the long haul. Thanks OP for giving me a little part of the internet to vent, god bless this site. 
#10 Posted by dancingpolkabear (231 posts) -

Just got out of my job, pretty psyched to finally stop working.

#11 Posted by rahulricky (286 posts) -

I'm working but as soon as enough people clear out I'm going to crack out some Port and bring some festive cheer to whoever else is left working.

#12 Posted by Wikitoups (1043 posts) -

just finished a overnight shift (11pm yesterday to 7am today) gonna go to sleep now and watch wwe raw later tonight.

#13 Posted by Deadmanforking (584 posts) -

I'm not working today, but I need to work tomorrow :(

#14 Posted by MeierTheRed (5025 posts) -

Had work from 7:00 to 13:00, just got home 30 minutes ago.

#15 Posted by Grillbar (1993 posts) -

the only days that im not working this month is the 15th (get off at 6am and i needed to buy all the presents then so could not go to sleep until that was doen) the 24th (today, got home at 6am) and the 31st(will be getting off at 6am) and then i have to work the 1st of January but lit only 4 days and then ill have my first weekend. and its like that every year. sometimes worse

#16 Posted by Harknett (168 posts) -

Working a 10:30am - 7:30pm shift today. At least I don't work retail...

#17 Edited by MattyFTM (14657 posts) -

I only have a short shift today. A stupidly short 1 hour 45 minute shift. It's hardly worth the bother of me going in.

But I need an easy day today. Yesterday was a totally nightmarish shift. Working in retail sucks at this time of year.

#18 Posted by Rhaknar (6299 posts) -

i was supposed to be but got switched to working new years...same shit i guess

#19 Posted by drsalvador (120 posts) -

3-8pm :( because my boss hates Christmas cheer/spirit, working new years as well

#20 Posted by Brodehouse (10728 posts) -

I'm there right now.

#21 Posted by Christoffer (2108 posts) -

I'm working on getting all this food into my piehole

#22 Posted by musclerider (633 posts) -

This cash register isn't going to operate itself.

#23 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1124 posts) -

Yup! I leave in an hour :/

#24 Posted by BonOrbitz (2412 posts) -

Considering I have last-minute Christmas shopping for the fiance, I have to drive us to her family that lives about an hour and a half away for a huge Christmas party, and we have to bring a dog with us that she's dog sitting for but I'll probably do most of the sitting, yeah, I'm working today.

#25 Posted by Fbomb (1173 posts) -

On my way, but plan on only a half day. Beer will have to sell itself this afternoon.

#26 Posted by Claude (16632 posts) -

Got off my twelve hour shift about an hour ago. I'm off for four days. Fuck Yeah!!! It's 8:40 am where I live.

#27 Posted by stonepawfox (237 posts) -

just got into work a half hour ago, but whatever, should be an easy day considering there are far fewer people here actively messing the computers up.

#28 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

Not this year but last year i started work on xmas eve midnight and came home at 8am christmas day,it was the same on new years eve too.

#29 Posted by D_Mac (124 posts) -

The bummer about working for a 24 hour cable news channel is that it's a 24 hour cable news channel. Got up at 5am, stuffed the bird, got it in the oven by 630 and left my wife in charge, should be done by 11, and then when I get home at 230 it's making the sides for dinner at 4-5. Been a slow news day so far, so hopefully I won't have to stay late.

#30 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

I worked today. 
Now I don't have to work for the rest of the year. 

#31 Posted by Tearhead (2398 posts) -

Yup. Here sitting at my desk wasting time until 12:00 p.m. Thank God it's only half-day for me today.

#32 Posted by crusader8463 (14756 posts) -

I'm on break at work as I type this. First break of the day. Got 6 more hours to go then back tomorrow to do it all over again. Tomorrow is double time and a half pay though so that will be nice come payday. Planning to work new years as well for another day that's double time and a half.

#33 Posted by gunninkr (188 posts) -

Just a few hours today then off untill the 2nd.

#34 Posted by icytower38 (535 posts) -

11-6:15 (ET) today, but I don't mind it at all.

#35 Posted by Heltom92 (762 posts) -

I'm working at Marks and Spencer's in the food department right now. Doing 9 til 6. My patience with dumbass customers is wearing thin.

#36 Posted by NostalgicShakedown (156 posts) -

@Heltom92: I know your pain, I used to work there so I know what you're going through.

I'm working but finishing in about 15 minutes.

#37 Posted by Harpell (185 posts) -

As someone who works in electronics retail, I pretty much HAVE to work today. Store closes early though, so hurray for that, I guess. Can't wait to graduate so I can forget this shit.

#38 Posted by DetectiveSpecial (472 posts) -

One of the few advantages of working for Chicago Public Schools is the winter break - not back until January 3rd. Well, that and I get into museums for free. But mainly the break...

#39 Posted by downtime58 (234 posts) -

I just drove to work - and that's probably the peak of my productivity today.

#40 Posted by Chop (2010 posts) -


I assume it'll be slow as shit and incredibly boring.

#41 Posted by TooWalrus (13344 posts) -

I usually do, but today just happens to be my day off. Lucky me.

#42 Posted by WasabiCurry (430 posts) -

I am a jobless grad student (quit my other job a month ago) so it is kinda nice laying me bed all day doing nothing. Still need to get ready for the semester in the spring, here comes the pain from medical school.

#43 Posted by TopCat88 (197 posts) -

Working today already done AND tomorrow for the first time in my life. Downside of living in Taiwan I guess.

#44 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

Just finished a long ass 5am - 3:30pm shift and i am about ready to sleep now and wake up on boxing day!

If i hadnt been out playing poker and drinking through saturdays hangover til 1:30 this morning, this shift may not have been half as painful as it was.

Yet after 9 years of doing this shit i still never learn.

ah well, off to nap for a bit, hope you all have great holidays, and any brothers and sisters still working out there, power on through! bacon and lucozade! bacon and motherfucking lucozade!

#45 Posted by Ducksworth (671 posts) -

I am at work, I don't know if I'm working though. Hopefully someone will authorize a half-day but I'm not holding my breath.

#46 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1230 posts) -

I signed up for overtime today, but they decided not to do it.

#47 Posted by HatKing (6565 posts) -

Got a job in a university library this year. Good thing about that? The building closes for two weeks this month. I haven't been so lucky in the past. Having jobs where I'd work on Christmas day until about 5am, or so.

#48 Posted by Intro (1248 posts) -

Nope, but I do work 1130-6 on Christmas. Last year I worked every Holiday.

#49 Posted by Grilledcheez (4013 posts) -

I just work from 4-930...I volunteered though, so I don't mind too much.

#50 Posted by Vonocourt (2186 posts) -

Five to eleven tonight, then two to eleven Christmas Day, same shifts on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.