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Working On Holidays

As I walked to the subway on Thursday, I noticed that many of the local restaurants, including the fast food chains were closed for the day. I smiled to myself when I saw this, it made me think that those are more people who are actually at home with their families. This is a good thing, folks shouldn’t have to be working on holidays.

I am well aware that my riding the train on that day meant that someone wasn’t home, but something is better than nothing, right? We live in a society where transit, emergency, logistic, and defense forces are required 24/7. This is understood, and as a technician who covered a global trading floor, I put in quite a few Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days myself. Our holidays are not world holidays, and global means that if they are working, you as a support tech are also working.

I understand this, and I also recognize that some folks actually are looking forward to working on holidays. They get extra pay, it’s relatively quiet, and some just don’t really care for the holidays.

All that being said, there are some people out there who are so spoiled that they would actually have the nerve to complain about a store being closed on Thanksgiving. They have the audacity to be upset because that means there won’t be any Black Friday specials, or because their favorite restaurant won’t be making dinner for them.

To those people, I send a big fat middle finger along with a reality check. The world doesn’t revolve around your wants, or perceived needs. Get a grip you selfish jerks!

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