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  •  Actually there might be employees (0+ / 0-)

    who'd like to work the holiday, especially if they're going to be getting extra pay (typically double time and a half under labor law). If folks don't have family in the area and would normally be spending the holiday alone, at least being at work especially if they like their co-workers would be something to do, and it's likely not going to be as busy as a typical workday. (Or if they do have family but don't like them, a "Sorry can't make it -- gotta work" excuse serves well to get out of family obligations.)

    Also, think of the folks who have no choice whether to work, but need a place where they can grab a quick bite or cup of coffee -- policemen, firefighters, and the like. Heck, you've even got buses running on Christmas and those drivers need somewhere to stop and use the bathroom. (My spouse worked holidays for several years before he had enough seniority to get them off regularly -- and many higher seniority drivers without young children would take a holiday run giving the opportunity for lower-seniority drivers with kids to have the day off.)

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    by Cali Scribe on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:54:51 PM PST

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