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Am I the only person on the planet who has to work today?

Just kidding. My mom was a nurse, so I know that plenty of people are working today. But the freeways were empty on my commute to work. How many of you have the day off?

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Diarmaede 7 Dec 22

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I'm an emergency department nurse. What is this "day off" of which you speak?

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Need a 3rd option for some of us who don't work.

Maybe there should be a fourth for the silver spoon children like Donald Trump, Paris Hilton or Kim K. who've never had to work.

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None of the above. I work every day, but I love what I do so it's not work. My minimum per day output is 1000 words on whatever is current in the pile, so to me the calendar means nothing.

@MrLizard -- The kink in the line is the idea of 'kicking out' a 1000 words or so. Occasionally it goes quickly and I meet my minimum in a couple of hours. There are other times when I start at 6 am and stop at midnight which is a normal day for me.

Most of the time gets eaten up with research or doing the physics and math to make a story work, then figuring out how to put it in the story without putting it into the story. I'm not always successful and have to repeat the process the next day.

@MrLizard -- I started out as a tech illustrator/writer for my day job. My dad was a moderately successful songwriter and copywriter, so I had some advantage in the beginning. I was also a folksinger back in the day just a'pickin' an' a'grinnin' an' havin' a grand ol' time.

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Get back to work.

godef Level 7 Dec 22, 2017
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I am actually on permanent disability (legally blind), so no I don't have to work, but living on a fixed income is not easy. I'd rather have the good vision back and have to work.

@DerekD I am doing just fine, thank you. Hope you find all the help an dresources you may need.

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It’s worse. I’ve got two weeks off!

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Not Having to Ask Me That Question While Digging in the Closet is Why I Smile Everytime I Say... "Twice Retired", For the Rest of My Life. I Made it To The Finish Line Alive, In One Piece, In Good Health... My Routine for Phase 3 of My Life is a Perpetual Holiday!!!! Pardon Me if I am Smiling Right About Now!!!

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Working until 6am , clocking in at 6pm ... life could be worse though

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If you're posting here can you say you're working?

SamL Level 7 Dec 22, 2017
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I only work 2 days a week, and one of them is Monday when most public holidays fall, so the odds are in favor of me have a particular day off, better than tossing a coin.

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Working every holiday with the exception of Christmas day is the punishment I get for being a floral designer. Retail is a nightmare.

You could always become a teacher like me and enjoy two weeks off on the holidays.

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And tomorrow, and the next day... I'm retired. But which day are you talking about?

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I worked today, will be working tomorrow. And then, I will put in about fifteen minutes of work on Christmas Day.

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I not only worked, I put in some overtime.

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I work tomorrow and Sunday.

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I spent many years working in children's homes and worked every Christmas Day, Boxing day and lots of new year's eves over the last 20 odd years.
I'm currently working in a school, so get 14 weeks holiday a year including all the public holidays.
I'm skint, but loving the work/life balance!

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Day off for me, but only because I take it off. I have Monday off for the holiday but I decided to take Friday off to have a long weekend.

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Been off since last Friday! Getting extra workouts in so I can be a Christmas pig lol.

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Me too...and tomorrow also... sucks to be me

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I'm sitting in my cubicle watching how-to videos.

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It was either use the vacation days I had left or lose them. I had this week and the rest of the month off. Deal with me.....my mother had to 🙂

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Nurse working the graveyard shift...

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I'm a radio news reporter and I work 7 days a week regardless of the time of year.

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I don't 'work' at all! I have a SEVEN Day Weekend for I am blessed with WORK I enjoy - see 2 books by Ricardo Semler 'Maverick', an English [1993] 'The Seven-Day Weekend' [2003].

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No, sir. I'm at work too and it's a ghost town here!

balou Level 8 Dec 22, 2017
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