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Laureen Miles Brunelli

Is "Thanksgiving Eve" a Holiday In Your House?

By November 21, 2012

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For years "Thanksgiving Eve" has been a pretty much holiday in our house because at least two of my kids had no school on this day. This year, however, it's a half day for them but my husband is still taking a vacation day. So while there is still the school morning routine to be managed, quitting time will no doubt come early.

While their holiday starts today at noon, rest of us--my oldest and I--are still hard at work. My older daughter start her holiday tomorrow.

And I guess I do too, but since I'm self-employed holidays have a slightly different meaning for me. Nobody pays me when I take a day off and, more importantly, no one covers my workload, so I have to work extra to make a holiday happen.  I worked a lot last weekend to get far enough ahead to take four days off. While no holiday pay is a downside of the self-employment, I wouldn't trade in the flexibility I have the rest of the year for a few holiday pay checks.

Though I have the two kids who are home busy with independent activities,  my husband is a different story! Maybe I can wrap things up by noon and take a half day myself.

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November 24, 2011 at 4:11 am
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Some how i agree with your view but one thing which is quite important here that while work at home you are the boss and work on your own time schedule which allow you to set your schedule according to the time when you want to be free. You are here not bounded to do work at particular time and can work as per your convenience and spend your holidays with your family.

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