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    Do you get Black Friday off? (or, who else besides me has to work?)

    I switched to a new company a few months ago (well actually my boss did and took his whole research group including me with him). I just found out that we don't get Black Friday off, which was a big surprise to me as I've always had a 4 day weekend over Thanksgiving. Anybody else have to work?

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    My new company doesn't give us that day off, either. I have to use a vacation day.
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    Yeah, unfortunately, my vacation days didn't transfer when my boss moved us to our new company so I have to use up all my newly acquired vacation days over Christmas and have none to spare for next Friday. Oh well, it's not like I was planning on shopping anyway and will probably have clear roads for a bike commute in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I have to use a vacation day.
    Same here, but I choose not to. Ive always had to work Black Friday.

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    Right now my wife and I both get it off, but we also don't get Columbus Day. This is the 1st gig I've had where I do get it off (one place I worked at had an extra Saturday people could go in for to exchange for the T-Day 4-day weekend, everywhere else it was vacation if I had the hours saved)

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    I don't ever get a day off. My wife doesn't either. The news never takes a break.
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    I'm at this point in my career where I'm finally second in seniority. So I get to have it off. But I also get first dibs on working on Christmas too.
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    We get it off, college is closed. And I'll utilizing 3 vacation days as I'm heading out next Tuesday morning for Thanksgiving at Couchy's, and there's no freaking way I'm hitting the stores on Black Friday

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    It's Friday, I'm at work, and I got here on Thursday morning. Meh.

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    4 day weekend over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    and there's no freaking way I'm hitting the stores on Black Friday
    I think I'll take my bike for a nice ride early in the morning in Marin. Get away from all that commercialism.
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    The office is closed and I have to take a vacation day.
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    The office is closed and I have to take a vacation day.
    ouch

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    yup
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    Ah, the joys of moving away from direct patient care to administration; we get Black Friday off.
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    you mean tomorrow? yeah, I get the day off.
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    Friday off plus Wednesday since Friday is a regularly scheduled day off.

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    Yup, this place is a ghost town that whole week due to deer hunting first, Thanksgiving second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    and there's no freaking way I'm hitting the stores on Black Friday
    Sorry babe, I was going to ask you to pick up a something at 5:00 AM at Monroeville New for me. You will be hitting A store on Black Friday

    Couch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    Sorry babe, I was going to ask you to pick up a something at 5:00 AM at Monroeville New for me. You will be hitting A store on Black Friday

    Couch
    dude, stress test of the relationship, eh?
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    I would rather work. Thank goodness my company has fulfilled that desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    dude, stress test of the relationship, eh?
    Don't worry, she knows I'm full of ****.

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    I was all set to use my vacation day and enjoy a 4 day weekend when the e-mail came in this morning.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I have to work Monday through Friday, period. BUT, some of the young par-ttimers fight for my holiday shifts and I give them to 'em. I don't get paid to take it off, though, so I lose two days for the T-day holiday. It's worth it, though--I get to stay home two extra days and NOT go shopping.

    I understand the young guys wanting to work though--get out of family stuff, get extra pay, etc... But that part of my life seems like 25 years ago.

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    For the first time in about 10 years I get the day off, and get paid for it. The other years I have worked as a consultant, and if the company was close, more often than not, I had the day off, and didn't get paid either. Working on black friday, just stinks.

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