🎄 Official Time Off Over Christmas Thread 🎄

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#1

About a month to go.

For me:
day off on the 23rd
at work on the 29th and 30th
then back at work on the 3rd


#2

Off from evening of 20th, back on the 3rd. One day left to book (can’t book 20th or 19th and can’t carry over so not sure why I am telling you)


#3

Trying to get anywhere from Thurs 22nd onwards is going to be actually hellish isn’t it


#4

Off 14th-18th back in 19th-20th then off until the new year


#5

Dunno yet. Driving my gf mad because I haven’t committed to specific days off yet. She’s 100℅ in the right, but choosing the actual days is weirdly stressful for me.

tl;dr dunno


#6

Reckon the annoyance is the main reason you haven’t yet?


#7

Just the weekends and official public holidays for me. Going to Florida in February and saving my leave up for it.


#8

Nah, I’m not being petty, just infuriatingly lazy.


#9

:smiley:

I did want those two days in the middle off but my boss didn’t see my request until this morning, which means it’s a bit late and we’d end up short-staffed if I was off, so in an amazing act of heroism I just said “don’t worry, I’ll come in”.


#10

Last year I was off from December 8th to January 4th with a 2 week honeymoon stint in Cuba amongst that.

This year I finish on December 23rd and am back on January 4th :confused:


#11

Greatest work martyr in history.


#12

Office closes a little early on the Friday 23rd Dec, so we can go for a drink, and then opens up on Tuesday 3rd Jan.

My plan for the week off is to strip, sand, varnish and re-web our sofa, as well as preparing our garden for the new topsoil.


#13

finish up on the 16th december, back on 4th january


#14

Finish on the 16th, back in on the 3rd. Loads of days off before then too.


#15

Weekends and public holidays work out okay this year (off 24/25/26/27th December and hogmanay plus 1st/2nd/3rd January), so I’m saving my holidays for the early months of next year and working 28th, 29th and 30th.

My work gives us a half day on 23rd and 30th December as well, and nobody does any work between Christmas and New Year so it’ll be fine.


#16

Work is shut on the 23rd and 30th so I only have the 28th and 29th to worry about for which I will WFH

Back to work on the 3rd.

Literally no point in taking time off work during xmas unless you’re actually going somewhere


#17

Office closes on the 23rd and reopens on the 3rd. Never had a job where the office reopened between Christmas and NY, imagine it a massive waste of time.


#18

Or you know… you want to spend time with your family.


#19

Subthread: Where are you spending the week off?

Got the in-laws coming to ours on Christmas Day, and then I’m heading to my parents for Boxing Day and the Tuesday bank holiday.

Other than that, I’m at home. I like London in the gap between Christmas and New Year - if I can avoid the sales. Quite fancy going for a few pints or having people over for dinner during the perineum.


#20

25-27th off, back on the 28th and 1st and 2nd off, back on the 3rd. :heart:retail