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Old 6 Dec 18, 11:53 AM  
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So who is working at Xmas and why?

I am working parts of Xmas day and boxing day. I work for a cat rehoming charity and the little furballs still need their pens cleaned and feeding so its no rest for me! Honestly if you get a chance to volunteer or work in this sector give it a try - its very rewarding (not financially ha ha!).
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I work in a 24hr petrol station which will be open all over Christmas. This year Iíve been lucky enough to get 3 days off for Christmas. Last year I worked a night shift, 10pm on Christmas Eve till 6am Christmas morning, then had to come home and cook Christmas dinner for 15.
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Iím a carer (for people in their own homes) and obviously theyíll still need care! I love it though so I donít mind working Christmas

I would love your job too. Spending Christmas with cats sounds good to me!
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I'm working Boxing day.
As to why... People want to go on holiday..
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Christmas eve, christmas day, boxing day, new years eve, new years day. Working them all.

Wife and I run a sports and social centre. Think phoenix nights crosses shameless.
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Me. Nightshift in a petrochemical plant. Eighth year of Christmas on the trott. Nightshift slightly better than dayshift as at least I can have dinner with everyone else. But it pays for the holidays.
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Christmas eve and the 27th. We're an ambulatory department in a hospital so we close on the actual bank holidays, but work around them.
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Christmas night and Boxing Day night, midwife, so no option as bir5 canít wait lol.
I actually donít mind, we are bringing it all forward a day with Christmas dinner on the eve, presents on the day, bubble and squeak buffet with meats and cheeses on Christmas Day and then bed for a few hours.
Working it has a number of benefits;
Who doesnít want to be there to greet a Christmas baby?
Extra money for holiday
As much as I love having family over, itís nice to use it as an excuse to be just us 4 for once, much more chilled
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I no longer work at Xmas, or indeed anytime of year. Retirement is great.

However. I never saw the 2 children open a Xmas present for at least 8 years. Also I was always working mornings, afternoons or nights. That went on for 32 years.

In the latter part of my career I could have dumped the issue in my Deputy's lap but he had young children so I always gave him the time off.

Tough financial times back then and the money was a godsend. Paid the gas bill and the car insurance in February.
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I work in a care home and as a community carer and at the moment I have been rostered in to work both Christmas night and Boxing night.
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