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Who is working Thanksgiving 2013?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

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    So, the question I have to pose is who is working on a paying job on Thursday, November 28th, and why?

    For me, because my shift starts at 10 PM, Wednesday is considered a normal work day, and thus I will be working into Thanksgiving morning. Then 10 PM Thursday is considered a "holiday" shift. I work in technical support where we have to be open 24/7 (and, lets face it, only the United States is celebrating Thanksgiving. Canada celebrated Thanksgiving in October).
     
  2. longrider

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    i am not working but I am having Thanksgiving dinner at noon since one person is a sheriff dispatcher
     
  3. Rich

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    I've spent some pretty miserable Thanksgiving days. A couple in the middle of the North Atlantic. Same thing with Xmas. But somebody has to do these things. You have my sympathy (or is it empathy).

    Rich
     
  4. Rich

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    At least you know what you'll have for supper. Yum, I do love cold turkey sandwiches with mayo and real cranberry sauce.

    Rich
     
  5. Drucifer

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    I never worked Thanksgiving or the day after during my whole working career.

    Can't say the same for Christmas or New Years, as I usually was able to wrangle a shift that didn't interfere with my planned activities.
     
  6. tsmacro

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    I get Thanksgiving off mostly because I'm willing to work any other holiday, including Christmas.
     
  7. longrider

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    I didn't even think about that part, in 30+ years working I dont think I have had 5 Fridays off...
     
  8. scooper

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    Yes I'm working Thanksgiving day and Black friday, my normal shift from 0600 - 1500. Should be almost completely dead. Easy double time and half....
     
  9. Laxguy

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    I will be off for Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for that, as well!
     
  10. dettxw

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    Off for four days at Thanksgiving, then Christmas Eve to New year's Day. But we forgo the other holidays during the year that others get off like Veterans Day, Columbus Day, etc.
    Kiddo #1 will have the on-call phone for the holiday, and #2 works Black Friday.
    GF is taking off Tuesday to Sunday for Thanksgiving, claims she is going to catch up on her housecleaning. I'm taking bets on how much she gets done.
     
  11. JACKIEGAGA

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    I always save a few days and take Wed, Thur, and Fri off. Looking forward for the 3 F's.
    Family, Food, and Football.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    I only have to work Tuesday and Wednesday, then I'll be off Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon. :)
     
  13. fluffybear

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    Mrs. Fluffybear was suppose to have had Thanksgiving off but due to new shift rotation she is now scheduled to work that day.
    Over the last 10 years, she has maybe had Thanksgiving off only 1 or 2 times...
    Since her shift does not begin until 1:00pm, we will do a Thanksgiving brunch..
     
  14. gov

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    My turn to fix thanksgiving meal, so even though technically it is a day off, I'll be working harder and longer than regular.

    BTW, I think the menu is:



    appetizers:

    bacon wrapped lil' smokies baked in brown sugar
    veggie platter with dip
    shrimp cocktail

    entrees:

    pork roast
    roast beef
    home made macaroni and cheese


    vegetables:

    home grown sweet corn in butter and cream
    green beans and bacon
    potato/bacon casserole
    baked beans


    other goodies:

    fresh fruit cup, maybe with fresh pineapple
    crescent rolls
    cinnamon rolls
    tater-scotch cookies
    red jello
    home made coleslaw
    jellied cranberry sauce from a can (we love it)


    dessert:
    white sheet cake with tart cherry filling
    pecan pie
    pumpkin pie
    home made fudge and home made caramels
    peach pie



    :goodjob:
     
  15. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Where's the turkey
     
  16. fluffybear

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    that's just fowl ;)

    Seriously, When we do get to do Thanksgiving dinners, turkey is missing from our menu as well. I typically do a Prime Rib Roast.
     
  17. fluffybear

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    Since we are talking about menus, I'm again on kitchen detail,

    Our Brunch Menu will consist of:

    Crepes
    Belgium Waffles
    Ham
    Eggs (cooked to order)
    Fresh Fruits
    Non-Alcoholic Banana's Foster (served counter side)


    King Hawaiian Dinner rolls (for left over sandwiches)
    Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce (to be enjoyed with left-overs)

    Egg Nog, Orange Juice, freshly ground Coffee, & Chai Tea
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Awesome! But I didn't see any bacon in the dessert entries. Or the entrées....! :)
     
  19. Rich

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    Probably leaves a fowl taste in his mouth (sorry, I just couldn't resist it). :rolling:

    Rich
     
  20. lugnutathome

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    Not working the entire week (of course my boss may argue that's like any other week). No kitchen/clean up chores for the big day either. Eschewing the family marathon this year by hitting an area casino and its buffet.

    Don "just us, no muss, no fuss" Bolton
     

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