Working Christmas day.
When I used to work shifts (before promotion took me away from ward work & shifts) I worked Christmas fairly regularly, working along the lines that I didn’t have offspring then. First Xmas with offspring sort of co-ordinated with the promotion at work, after that my post didn’t require me to work bank holidays so I’ve not worked Xmas for about 9 years.
I used to offer to work New year instead, and had to filter out those kids whose parents were trying to get their kids admitted as handy babysitting service.Posted 7 years agostevenmenmuirSubscriber
Worked in a petrol station once and had to work on New Years Day. Was suppose to work New Years eve too but the night shift guy didn’t turn up the night before and I did a double shift from 3pm to 7am, due back in at 3pm. Told the boss I couldn’t do that which meant I could get started earlier. Woke up on New Years day feeling pretty rough and phoned the early shift to say I’d be an hour late, which was fine as he had done the same. Arrived at work to find him chasing shoplifters out the door and straight at me, fair to say that we didn’t see them again. The night shift guy failed to turn up again and there was almost no food left in the place, at least it was quiet and my gf brought me some food later in the day. I think that was the last year there was unlimited access to Princes St in Edinburgh and there were terrible crushes due to the numbers that went, remember Policemen coming in and telling me what they had seen people being crushed against barriers and shop windows.Posted 7 years agoamplebrewSubscriber
I’m working Christmas day myself on an early shift; 7.30am to 4.30pm.
I’ve worked the last 6 Christmas periods, but I don’t mind to be honest. Christmas day isn’t too bad, it’s Boxing day that is usually the problem.
Boxing day will be sorting out family disputes, numerous drunks in pubs and a possibly a few drink drivers after a heavy session the day before.
My wife is working as well looking after poorly kids, so we’ll doing the presents and Christmas dinner in the evening.Posted 7 years agosteve_b77Member
I’ve worked two out of the last four – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day – mainly because of the money on offer. Each time it’s led to either a bike or summit else spangly.
There’s the opportunity again this year, but as I haven’t had more that 5 days off in a row this year, I’m finishing on the 16th and returning on the 4th JanuaryPosted 7 years ago
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