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Who's At Work On New Yrs Eve?  
User currently offlineZruda From Czech Republic, joined May 2006, 784 posts, RR: 29
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Just got my December roster, and found out I will have a night shift on the 31st of December. That means I don't need to celebrate with all the drunks and pyrotechnics freaks... HOORAY  Smile

Actually Im looking fwd for the night, there won't be many flights and we surely will have some nice meeting at the office. Hmmm.

Your feelings about Dec roster?


there is no coincidence
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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Quoting Zruda (Thread starter):
Your feelings about Dec roster?

I now have my railway roster from December 06 thru to June 07  Smile

I can plan ahead, at least where the days off on the railway are concerned.

I'm not working NYE, but i've told them I can if they need me to  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I will not be working. Our company usually takes 2 weeks off during the Christmas/New Year holidays.

On new years i will be doing my impersonation of Gkirk/Myt332.  Wink

I'm actually the Grinch of New Years.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

I won't work on NYE, a friend and me will arrive back in DUS from Spain on December 31st at 8 PM-ish and I hope that we'll make it in time to the NYE party we're invited to.

Patrick


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4679 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

I will have to work the 31st till around 5pm, and it looks like I'll have to start at 6am at the first. Can't be too bothered, pays extra. Will be working during x-mas as well.


For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlineZruda From Czech Republic, joined May 2006, 784 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

I have two days free for xmas, then Im working 26-31, three days, three nights. There will be loads of russian aircraft and interesting charters around, so I actually cant wait  Smile


there is no coincidence
User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

I'll be in Australia, sipping drinks at the pool- I shall send a nice thought your way, Yudith!  duck 

:D I'm sorry... couldn't help it  Silly



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Yep Im working.. i asked to..

Lew  cheerful 


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Starting December 1st I'm on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so, there's a possibility I'll be working New Year's Eve, Christmas Day and every other holiday. All depends on the snow.

User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Im not sure yet, but looking at my rosta from a different point of view, I think it works out that I shall be on an early shift on New Years Eve and owed a day off on New years day. I dont care to be honest as im not a fan of celebrating New Years.. Last year I was fast asleep by 10pm..
New Year sucks..  Smile



Never give up..
User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Yep I'm working that day (being a Sunday, it's rather lucrative). Also working in the run-up to Christmas, worked Christmas Eve last year and for years worked Christmas Day and Boxing Day - the joys of being in the travel business.

Quoting Dragogoalie (Reply 6):
I'll be in Australia, sipping drinks at the pool

Hope you'll have fun here!  Smile



4 Engines 4 LongHaul
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2391 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

I might be working on December 31st but not till later than 10pm

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
I can plan ahead, at least where the days off on the railway are concerned.

Ever thought about extending that courtesy to your passengers?  Wink

I might do an hour or so's work on New Year's Eve, I suppose. I usually do a bit on Sundays.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

I may be, get new roster for new job tomorrow

 Smile


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 10):
(being a Sunday, it's rather lucrative)

Damn, I wish snow plowing paid better on Sunday's, holidays, weekends and all that. The Canadian Farmer's Act means I get paid the same no matter when I work. Although I go on salary starting December 1st, 50 hours a week, no matter how much I work, or how little, so I guess it could work out really well, of course I could get screwed.


User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 14):

If you worked for a government body, you could make a very nice income as a plow operator.

As for myself, I have the option of working or not, and at this point it looks as if I may. Its double time and a half and I want the money.

Mark



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Quoting EmiratesA345 (Reply 15):
If you worked for a government body, you could make a very nice income as a plow operator.

Very true, but I'm only 21, and I love the small company that I work for, only about 40 people in the summer and about 20 driving the plows in the winter. I like the small company feel, I've worked for the Town of Richmond Hill before and everything is so bureaucratic. This way we're all friends at this company, and in the end, the boss treats us really well.

Another problem is that I'm not licensed to drive the big plows, I use a Ford F-350 with a plow to do apartment building parking lots, I have a route of about 15 apartment buildings in Toronto and just keep going over the route until it stops snowing. All in all I can't complain, if it snows on New Year's and Christmas, that just part of the job.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7093 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

I remember a couple of years I had the night shift on the 31st December (1800-0200) and the Morning shift on the 1st of January (0630-1530). Interesting experience I guess you could say, had the best sleep ever after I got back on New Years day  Wink

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

I'm off on New Year's Eve but definitely have to work on New Year's Day. I also got Christmas Eve off, but I have to work on Christmas Day and on my birthday.  Angry

User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

I'm working on New year's day, 24h duty in a Hospital. Not bad .... I'm working the December 24th too.....

Cheers

Enrique

[Edited 2006-11-21 23:50:58]

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 2):
On new years i will be doing my impersonation of Gkirk/Myt332.

I'm shocked I'm being compared to that mong of a human! Oh well, it's probably true at times.  Embarrassment



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 12):
Ever thought about extending that courtesy to your passengers?

You mean, tell when i'm working, so they catch a different train?  Wink























Nah Big grin


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 16):
Very true, but I'm only 21

No difference. I'm 20 and started when I was 19.

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 16):
I like the small company feel, I've worked for the Town of Richmond Hill before and everything is so bureaucratic. This way we're all friends at this company, and in the end, the boss treats us really well.

Thats whats most important. How I wish I could relate. I took the job that I have now because it pays well, not because I like doing it, and its starting to take a toll on me.

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 16):
Another problem is that I'm not licensed to drive the big plows

I am licenced to drive the big plows, although I never have. Just buses. If you are interested in getting the licence, there is a school up in the GTA that charges about $600. Although you would have to spend some money, the money that you make in return would likely be higher.

Mark



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Quoting EmiratesA345 (Reply 22):

Thats whats most important. How I wish I could relate. I took the job that I have now because it pays well, not because I like doing it, and its starting to take a toll on me.

It's great to go to work knowing that no matter how much work we have to do in a given day it's always going to be fun because we're all friends.

Quoting EmiratesA345 (Reply 22):
I am licenced to drive the big plows, although I never have. Just buses. If you are interested in getting the licence, there is a school up in the GTA that charges about $600. Although you would have to spend some money, the money that you make in return would likely be higher.

While the money would be nice I'm not a landscaper for life, I'm finishing my degree in a few weeks and eventually would like to move on and become a police officer. I am however interested in getting the license just because it's good to have on the resume. I'll probably be landscaping for a few years to make some money before I go off and try to be a police officer, and even if I could make more money elsewhere, I am honestly willing to work for less money in an environment that I love. Call me crazy  Wink


User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

I won't be working on New Year's Eve - I'll be flying, LAX-BOS, when midnight hits. Of course, it's entirely possible I'll skip right over midnight and run straight on into Jan. 1, depending on when I hit the time zone line.


Hydrogen is an odorless, colorless gas which, given enough time, turns into people.
25 Flyer732 : I'm working Thanksgiving, my birthday, christmas and new years....such is life on the road I suppose.
26 HPLASOps : As of right now, I have New Year's Eve off, however, knowing how low I am on the totem pole, I'm worried that I'll get suckered into working that nigh
27 Post contains images HAWK21M : Since my last 15 yrs working nights in Aviation.I've had only two Holidays on New years day.Im hoping this will be the 3rd this year The problem is to
28 LOT767-300ER : Nope. Ive got vacation from Dec 28-Jan 8th and going to be enjoying the time off in Poland.
29 TuRbUleNc3 : Im working christmas eve, christmas day, boxing day, off new yrs eve then working new yrs day.
30 57AZ : Not I. As a state employee I get all state holidays off but with pay. We'll be a little busier in the next few weeks as divorcees who want to screw th
31 Post contains images Lamedianaranja : I'm working 6AM on December 31 and also January 1st I'll just take a nap in the afternoon, then I'll try to go to bed before 0100 AM so I get at least
32 Skyman : Well I got Christmas off bit NYE I will work untill 0900PM and after that a little party. Got late the next day.
33 Post contains images AA787823 : I will be at work Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day. At AA right now it takes over 25 years seniority to hold a holiday off. I only have 14
34 GLAGAZ : If I work on Xmas eve/day or New years eve/day I get a £100 bonus before I even do anything :P Then possibly £170 on top. Gaz
35 HAWK21M : Thats true out here too. regds MEL
36 TZ757300 : Man, reading all this makes me happy that I'm still in school.
37 Post contains images Femme : Working NYE night and New Years Day night........Off Christmas day this year for a change !! Claire
38 EmiratesA345 : Not only that, but its good to fall back on, or in my case landed me a good job that pays considerably better than what the average 20 year old guy i
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