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arebelspy wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 9:04 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:Christmas on a Wednesday. Big thumbs down.
Don't you just get the whole week off then?

Sees much better than being on a Saturday, for example, or Sunday.
I think it is fair to say that in the USA, most companies have exactly 1 day holiday for Christmas, no matter which of the 7 days of the week it is on.

Monday and Friday are good, but Sunday and Saturday are equally good.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday are the bad days because you get an island holiday instead of anchored to the weekend.


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Yeah, the last two companies I’ve worked for gave a half day on Xmas Eve and off Xmas Day. Anything other than that was PTO.

Which made Tuesday and Friday the best, since you could just take a half-day on Xmas Eve and make a four day weekend out of it.

Fortunately had enough time banked to take off Mon-Thur this week (and Friday should be a pretty slow day full of GEMP). But yeah, Wednesday Xmas (and New Years) is a drag.
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arebelspy wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 9:04 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:Christmas on a Wednesday. Big thumbs down.
Don't you just get the whole week off then?

Sees much better than being on a Saturday, for example, or Sunday.
If christmas is on a Saturday, the federal holiday becomes the 24th. If on a Sunday, it's the 26th, both are infinitely better. Wednesday is the worst.
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quesosauce37 wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 10:39 pm
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December 25th, 2019, 10:17 pm
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December 25th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Ham for Christmas. Congratulations, it's the worst presentation of edible pig.
x2, ham sucks
more than likely that your chef sucks

when done right ham can be amazing, the problem is most people dont even know how to use an oven properly
When done right, cow stomach can be amazing (had great tripe in Italy). Good ham is the exception, not the rule.
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Irrational joy...

The surprising shelf life of this thread.
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December 26th, 2019, 7:42 am
Irrational joy...

The surprising shelf life of this thread.
Pet peeves are eternal, rational or otherwise.
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Ham is great as long as it's sliced thin and served between bread alongside some kind of cheese.
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JarJarDrinks wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 8:05 am
Ham is great as long as it's sliced thin and served between bread alongside some kind of cheese.
This is reasonable and nuanced and I'll allow it.
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Gergall wrote:
arebelspy wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 9:04 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:Christmas on a Wednesday. Big thumbs down.
Don't you just get the whole week off then?

Sees much better than being on a Saturday, for example, or Sunday.
I think it is fair to say that in the USA, most companies have exactly 1 day holiday for Christmas, no matter which of the 7 days of the week it is on.

Monday and Friday are good, but Sunday and Saturday are equally good.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday are the bad days because you get an island holiday instead of anchored to the weekend.
rsersen wrote:Yeah, the last two companies I’ve worked for gave a half day on Xmas Eve and off Xmas Day. Anything other than that was PTO.

Which made Tuesday and Friday the best, since you could just take a half-day on Xmas Eve and make a four day weekend out of it.

Fortunately had enough time banked to take off Mon-Thur this week (and Friday should be a pretty slow day full of GEMP). But yeah, Wednesday Xmas (and New Years) is a drag.
Damn. That's garbage.

Thanks for explaining, guys.

(Was a student who always had winter break, then a teacher who had winter break, now a bum who has no job, so I tend to forget how toxic our work culture is.)

Blame the US working situation, not Christmas.

Pet peeve: US workers don't get a month+ of holiday days per year like most first world countries, so it's not easy to take the whole week of Christmas off.

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Christmas worked out for me this year. We're closed christmas eve and day. My days off are sunday/monday. I scheduled the 26-28 off. So I'm getting 9 days off and only using 3 days of PTO.

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arebelspy wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 10:30 am
Gergall wrote:
arebelspy wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 9:04 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:Christmas on a Wednesday. Big thumbs down.
Don't you just get the whole week off then?

Sees much better than being on a Saturday, for example, or Sunday.
I think it is fair to say that in the USA, most companies have exactly 1 day holiday for Christmas, no matter which of the 7 days of the week it is on.

Monday and Friday are good, but Sunday and Saturday are equally good.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday are the bad days because you get an island holiday instead of anchored to the weekend.
rsersen wrote:Yeah, the last two companies I’ve worked for gave a half day on Xmas Eve and off Xmas Day. Anything other than that was PTO.

Which made Tuesday and Friday the best, since you could just take a half-day on Xmas Eve and make a four day weekend out of it.

Fortunately had enough time banked to take off Mon-Thur this week (and Friday should be a pretty slow day full of GEMP). But yeah, Wednesday Xmas (and New Years) is a drag.
Damn. That's garbage.

Thanks for explaining, guys.

(Was a student who always had winter break, then a teacher who had winter break, now a bum who has no job, so I tend to forget how toxic our work culture is.)

Blame the US working situation, not Christmas.

Pet peeve: US workers don't get a month+ of holiday days per year like most first world countries, so it's not easy to take the whole week of Christmas off.
Have to blame US consumers as well. See previous posting about December 26th being a top shopping day... Also, aren't we all discussing a new SW movies right now? Somebody is working those theaters!
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December 26th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Have to blame US consumers as well. See previous posting about December 26th being a top shopping day... Also, aren't we all discussing a new SW movies right now? Somebody is working those theaters!
Hourly jobs like those generally don't have paid time off anyways, and often get paid extra on/near holidays.

Salaried PTO is what I was specifically referring to. But yes, less consumerism in general is always nice.

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arebelspy wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 6:15 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:
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Have to blame US consumers as well. See previous posting about December 26th being a top shopping day... Also, aren't we all discussing a new SW movies right now? Somebody is working those theaters!
Hourly jobs like those generally don't have paid time off anyways, and often get paid extra on/near holidays.

Salaried PTO is what I was specifically referring to. But yes, less consumerism in general is always nice.
Yeah, I think there's definitely a pervasive "rat race" mentality. There's a lot of year end nonsense in a ton of industries (especially any large company) that ensure that the holidays aren't even a more relaxed time.
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shawnd1984 wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 7:41 am
quesosauce37 wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Xanth wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 10:17 pm
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December 25th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Ham for Christmas. Congratulations, it's the worst presentation of edible pig.
x2, ham sucks
more than likely that your chef sucks

when done right ham can be amazing, the problem is most people dont even know how to use an oven properly
When done right, cow stomach can be amazing (had great tripe in Italy). Good ham is the exception, not the rule.
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quesosauce37 wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 7:50 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 7:41 am
quesosauce37 wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Xanth wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 10:17 pm
shawnd1984 wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Ham for Christmas. Congratulations, it's the worst presentation of edible pig.
x2, ham sucks
more than likely that your chef sucks

when done right ham can be amazing, the problem is most people dont even know how to use an oven properly
When done right, cow stomach can be amazing (had great tripe in Italy). Good ham is the exception, not the rule.
learn to cook

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The 2020 "Legends of Music" calendar I saw which had paintings of Bowie, Prince, Hendrix, and.... CARDI B?!
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When the "time to complete" on a recipe does not include prep/assembling/etc. - just solely the cooking/baking/whatever time.
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When the "time to complete" on a recipe does not include prep/assembling/etc. - just solely the cooking/baking/whatever time.
Yep. I could do an offshoot of just food preparation pet peeves.
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Using the word "Problematic", because it's intellectually lazy and people that tend to use it have no answer if someone asks "what do you mean by that?".
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