I went to work by mistake!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Sun, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    This week is my week to work the early shift from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. I've been on vacation for the past 2 weeks. I dutifully go to bed early last night, wake up around 5 a.m. and go to work.

    I come in and check the holiday schedule, and yep, you guessed it, my company is taking 12/31/01 off as well as 1/1/02 off. Doh!
     
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    Patrick, I must say that I have never made this mistake. Nor have I ever forgotten when payday is or how many days until Friday. Maybe you like your job better than I like mine. [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveGon

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    [​IMG] I did the same thing last Wednesday. Normally, I have Monday and Tuesday off. Last Tuesday, Christmas, was a paid holiday for me so I had Wednesday off instead. I must have been on automatic pilot or something because when Wednesday rolled around, I went to work! Duh...
     
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    Something like this happened to me at college before. Showed up one monday and wondered why nobody was on campus, then I realized it was spring break!

    Jeff
     
  5. Tom Rags

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    Damn, I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I went to work on X-mas eve (last Monday) because I thought that we had off the 25th and 26th (I better read the schedule a little more clearly next time). I have a 40 minute commute to work. Let's just say I felt like an idiot when I got there and the parking lot was empty. I checked inside just to make sure everyone just wasn't taking the day off on vacation and that it really was a holiday. All the lights were out, so that answered my question.

    My family (and even worse, my girlfriend's family) really haven't given up ribbing me on this one! :b
     
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    Funny, because I called into work twice (yesterday and today) to find out if I was going to work or not.
     
  7. Jon_B

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    Look at the bright side, you got the day off. [​IMG]
    Jon
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    Exactly, Jon. It could be much worse if it were the other way around. [​IMG]
    Enjoy your day off!
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    Well, many a time I have awakened with a start and bolted out of bed to get ready for work--only to remember that is either a Saturday or a holiday.
     
  10. Bob McLaughlin

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    This has never, ever happened to me. Nothing even close to it.
     
  11. Brian Harnish

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    Me, either. It's never happened to me! [​IMG]
     
  12. Eric Kahn

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    When I was in High school, I went to a private school (Moeller in Cincinnati), they almost never closed for snow days
    one night we got about 8 inches of snow so I turn on the radio and listen to school closings, nothing.
    I get in my car, pick up the other kid that I took to school (he had not heard anyting either) and drive to school just to find out it is closed, I was not the only one!!
    I have awakened in panic on some holidays in the past thinking I was late for work, but then realised that it was a holiday so I could sleep some more [​IMG]
     

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