questionsok, so how many days off do you get from work for…

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Zero unless they fall on a weekend. We can take accrued personal/vacation time though. I changed departments about 18 months ago so getting the personal time off is a bit easier. My old department I was on call 24/7 and it was normally difficult to get out of the office for days other than the actual holiday itself.

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I bet a lot of places don't really give more than the holiday itself off, that's just everyone finding ways to burn off time to make it seem much longer. It's pretty much a bummer when everyone around you has so much time off and you can't because the job you have isn't supportive of that sort of thing, or you just don' t have the time to take anyway. Been there, done that. I hope you find a way to make your holiday bright all the same!

(And there's always ATC and shopping for deals to lift the mood, of course...)

ps. technically I only get Christmas Day, New Year's Day.

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on call 24/7? yikes!

but yeah inky that's actually a bit of a problem for me, i've been obsessively spending to try to lift myself out of this mood :(

it's kinda like, sure, YOU might get more days off but I GOT MORE STUFF THAN YOU.

not sure if it's working :/

but you guys make me feel slightly better, it's nice to see other people share my plight, aside from my friend that are unemployed that is. i mean yeah, they have as many days off as they can afford, but i wouldn't be thrilled about it.

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This year, I leave early on Friday the 21st - after the end of the world. I'm off through Jan 1st. I work at a state university.

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Currently unemployed so either zero or all depending on how you want to look at it.

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Just 2 days off here as well, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We don't get let out early, either. Those who aren't taking vacation time will be working the full ten hour shift on the days before the holiday. My friend is a school teacher and he works this week through Wednesday and is then off till January 7th. He works hard and it's not easy for him to take time off when school is in session, but he gets a huge amount of time off. It's a running joke between us, he tells me he's off for the next three weeks and I affectionately tell him what an (expletive) he is.

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They shut us down from the 23rd to the 1st, paying us holiday time (they took days we used to get throughout the year to cluster them like this). This year they're also forcing everyone to use vacation January 2-3 to get some vacation time off their liability sheet.

And since we have a "use it or lose it" vacation policy and we have to burn what we've got before the end of the year, a lot of us are taking extra time off. My last day was the 13th and I won't be back until the 7th.

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We get the 24th, 25th, and the 1st. I wish we got the 31st off, too, especially in years like this where we'll work Monday then get Tuesday off.

But we sacrifice Veteran's day to get Xmas eve. That seems cheap to me.

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I get off every Federal Holiday, yes even Columbus and President's day. So I'll only have off Christmas and New Year's Day. I will however, be using vacation and comp time to take the whole week off. Rumor has it since Christmas and New Years both fall on a Tuesday this year they might give us off at least on Christmas Eve. We shall see!

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Days...off?

What the Hell are you talking about? MAKE SENSE, MAN!!!

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@meh3884: We sacrifice Veteran's Day for Black Friday. Otherwise we'd only get Thanksgiving off. We get 8 paid holidays annually:
New Year's Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, and our birthday.

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@stile99: i cry for you, as i'm sure does argentina.

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I'm off from 25 Dec-1 January. These are all company holidays, so they are paid. I'm taking two days of vacation before that so I'm off for a full two weeks. Woo-hoo!

Getting the time between Christmas and New Years as holidays is nice, but we do pay for it through lack of other holidays. Other than those days, we get Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after. That's a long stretch without a holiday the first half of the year.

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Christmas Day and New Years Day -- still holding out hope for Christmas Eve though...doesn't matter a ton though because I took the rest of the time in-between off.
I'm off the 21st through the 1st.

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We get Christmas Eve through New Years day off. I am taking off some time after New Years as well so I will have a total of 3.5 weeks off! Can't wait to sit at home and stare at the wall!

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I get Christmas Day off, but I have to be back all the earlier the next morning according to my boss.

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Same here...off 12/25 and 01/01.

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Company holiday is Dec. 24 - 25 and 31 - 1. But I work 10 hour days, so unless they are paying us overtime (not sure yet) will be off 24 - 26 and 31 - 2.

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We get a half day on 12/24, full day on 12/25, half day on 12/31/12 and full day on 1/1/13. Our office is closed between Xmas and new years, though, so if you don't save your holiday pay for it, you'll find yourself without pay for a week we're closed. Ugh.

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I work for a credit union, so we get 10 holidays a year. We close at noon on Christmas Eve and are closed Christmas Day. We're also closed for New Year's Day. I don't think you're getting short-changed on these holidays at all.

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My place of business closes early (6 PM) on Christmas Eve and opens late (10 AM) on Christmas Day. Unless there is some really nasty weather, all other days we are open from 5 AM to 11 PM. My manager has the policy of alternating holidays we work and scheduling different people to work Christmas Eve than Christmas Day. I am working Christmas Day. I don't know yet about New Year's.

really nasty weather= the highways are shut down and/or we lose power for an extended period of time

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We get the 24th and 25th, then the 1st. I'm taking vacation to fill the gaps in between. I'll get 11 days in a row, the most since I was last unemployed.

We get New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
On years where we would get 2 days off at July 4, we lose Christmas Eve.

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Normally we get the 24th, 25th, and 1st. This year we also get the 31st because we used our one floating holiday for it.

A lot of our customers shut down from around the 24th until after New Year's. People who work for those customers tend to take all that time as PTO. The rest of us tend to work.

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just them 2 days off,,that is if i am not on call