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evenin' all. How the heck are you today? - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
if I had to explain, you wouldn't understand
evenin' all.

How the heck are you today?
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miss_next From: miss_next Date: November 27th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC) (linky)
Floppytired. How about you? :-)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 27th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC) (linky)
'bout the same. Wondering about various things that were happening at work today which lead me to suspect that management is Up To Something regarding me. In a good way, I think. Challenges afoot.
miss_next From: miss_next Date: November 27th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC) (linky)
Always nice when people are Up To Something in a good way. :-)
hak42 From: hak42 Date: November 27th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC) (linky)
I'm doing alright! Had a nice, relaxing day.

How are you doing?
magda_vogelsang From: magda_vogelsang Date: November 28th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC) (linky)

Coworker Maggie and I got assigned the Thanksgiving Holiday this year. This means we have to come in and do anything critical that has to be done in the lab on Thursday and Friday, and anything the regular weekend person can't cover on Saturday and Sunday.

I should clarify that everyone in the lab gets one holiday to work per year. Most of these are one day plus a weekend, so if the regular weekend person works, each of the 2 people is probably only going to have to come in once for 2-4 hours of work.

The big boss has a big project underway, which involves lots of tedious work. It's come to a head for this holiday weekend. Which could have been predicted.

So, Maggie and I each worked for about 5 hours yesterday on Thanksgiving Day. I also took a one hour break for Thanksgiving Dinner with mom at a nearby restaurant (the Gandy Dancer).

Today Maggie and I each worked about 7 hours.

Tomorrow Maggie will work several hours.

Sunday Maggie will work a couple of hours and I will work several hours.

And the kicker? We're both salaried, and this is considered part of the job. So we're not getting paid a cent for all this extra work time. And we don't get any time off in exchange for it either.

When hourly employees work the holiday, they get overtime pay for it. We get zilch.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 28th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC) (linky)
I'd be more than just annoyed.
boliviafang From: boliviafang Date: November 28th, 2009 06:31 am (UTC) (linky)
Overstuffed with stuffing. And turkey and potatoes and sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie and pickles and olives and warm bread and gravy and, of course, green jello salad.

That's how we do Thanksgiving Day here. I think the Canadians have something a week or so back called Remembrance Day. Is that from across the pond?
maviscruet From: maviscruet Date: November 28th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC) (linky)
Good. On the bus heading to the pub for my birthday drink.
Wishing I had remembered to charge my mobile phone. But no idiot boy had to be an idiot boy.

Slightly nervous I will spend 3 hours alone in a pub but then I always am.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 28th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC) (linky)
our Remembrance Day is all about commemorating the people killed in wars, especially since the First World War
boliviafang From: boliviafang Date: November 29th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC) (linky)
Hm. That's more like our Memorial Day. Thanksgiving is a day for.. uh.. giving.. thanks. And ... there's a bunch of politically incorrect history surrounding it.

But traditionally it involves obscene amounts of food, especially food containing naturally occurring sedatives like L-Triptophan and then falling asleep in front of a television playing nine hours of football. American football. American footballs have pointy ends. But other than that I'm sure it's almost exactly like soccer.

Or perhaps I'm still sedated from the L-Triptophan.
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