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Author Topic: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)  (Read 1440 times)

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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2018, 02:57:39 PM »

NASCAR can be interesting if there is an accident or a car catches on fire.  I like fire.

Note:  I do not wish for the drivers to be hurt in any way. 
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2018, 04:29:46 PM »

NASCAR can be interesting if there is an accident or a car catches on fire.  I like fire.

Note:  I do not wish for the drivers to be hurt in any way. 

NASCAR usually provides enough "white noise" to put me into a good afternoon nap, if I don't feel like watching the race that day.

And no, TENNIS is by far the WORST sport to watch.  Golf is enjoyable as they can keep switching the action around from hole to hole, and even if the action is "tape-dalayed" by a few minutes, it doesn't affect the overall flow of the game.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2018, 07:09:13 PM »

The worst “sport” to watch on television is online poker. If you’re limiting it to competitions that involve a degree of athleticism, probably UFC/MMA and the like.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2018, 07:56:33 PM »

NFL? What's that? The "No (American) Flag League?"

Haven't watched a down this year, except if a game's been on when I've been changing channels and I accidentally saw it. I used to be a big Bengals fan, but started watching NASCAR on Sunday afternoons more than 20 years ago and haven't gone back. I still hate the Cowboys, Redskins, 49ers, Browns, Steelers, Browns v 1.0 (Ravens), Titans (the former Oilers) and the Cheatriots, but have no use for the NFL these days for reasons that will be obvious to anyone who knows me. Haven't watched a Super Bowl since the the last time the Bengals were in it (1989?).
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2018, 02:12:12 PM »

Ah, NASCAR: The Only Sport More Boring than Soccer™

Uh.  Golf?

The only sports with more standing around doing nothing than golf are baseball and football.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2018, 02:19:52 PM »

If I ever willingly watch soccer or golf, then there's something very wrong with me.

I love baseball, but haven't watched MLB since 1994 and never will again. As I've said many times, the strike ended it for me. The national anthem deal has pretty much done the same for me for NFL.

Thanksgiving TV does often feature the first seasonal airing of "A Christmas Story," so it has that going for it.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2018, 06:54:50 PM »

Thanksgiving TV does often feature the first seasonal airing of "A Christmas Story," so it has that going for it.
I don’t really care about this now that I can just stream it on Amazon Prime whenever I want. I don’t get TBS anyway.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2018, 07:19:16 PM »

I work for a bank broker/dealer, so that means I get Thanksgiving Day off, but work a full day on Black Friday.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2018, 07:28:20 PM »

I work for a bank broker/dealer, so that means I get Thanksgiving Day off, but work a full day on Black Friday.

Black Friday is a retarded "holiday" anyway.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2018, 07:33:34 PM »

I work for a bank broker/dealer, so that means I get Thanksgiving Day off, but work a full day on Black Friday.

Black Friday is a retarded "holiday" anyway.

Steely Dan was right.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2018, 07:42:12 PM »

I work for a bank broker/dealer, so that means I get Thanksgiving Day off, but work a full day on Black Friday.

Black Friday is a retarded "holiday" anyway.

Stock market has half a day, but the bank has a full day.

In a similar vein, the bank was closed today, but the stock market was open. I left early, but I still had to come in today.

I dig the Steely Dan reference, but the real Black Friday is two days before Easter.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2018, 07:53:54 PM »

I work for a bank broker/dealer, so that means I get Thanksgiving Day off, but work a full day on Black Friday.

Black Friday is a retarded "holiday" anyway.

Stock market has half a day, but the bank has a full day.

In a similar vein, the bank was closed today, but the stock market was open. I left early, but I still had to come in today.

I dig the Steely Dan reference, but the real Black Friday is two days before Easter.

I forgot that Black Friday is another name for Good Friday.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2018, 07:57:05 PM »

Thanksgiving TV does often feature the first seasonal airing of "A Christmas Story," so it has that going for it.
I don’t really care about this now that I can just stream it on Amazon Prime whenever I want. I don’t get TBS anyway.

I don't have live TV at all (which is ironic, considering I work for a cable company), so waiting for live shows is just not something I do anymore.  The only times we break out the rabbit ears and $1 Wal-Mart digital box (remember those?) are when there's a tornado coming or when the Olympics are on.



I work for a bank broker/dealer, so that means I get Thanksgiving Day off, but work a full day on Black Friday.

Black Friday is a retarded "holiday" anyway.

Stock market has half a day, but the bank has a full day.

In a similar vein, the bank was closed today, but the stock market was open. I left early, but I still had to come in today.

I dig the Steely Dan reference, but the real Black Friday is two days before Easter.

I forgot that Black Friday is another name for Good Friday.

Is it really, though?  I grew up in a liturgical church, and my father is a pastor, yet I've never heard Good Friday referred to as Black Friday except in error.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2018, 07:59:41 PM »

It's been about 50 years since most of the Roman Catholics called it that. Maybe some traditionalists who go to ad orientum Latin Mass use the term. I don't know.  I'm also not sure about the Orthodox or Protestant churches.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2018, 08:16:09 PM »

I was trying to find day-by-day historical Dow Jones data, specifically 10/25/1929 and 11/01/1929. It doesn't seem like either of them can be called "Black Friday". From what I can tell, 10/25 went down very little compared to 10/24 (Black Thursday) and 10/29 (Black Tuesday), and 11/01 went up, although it was very hard to find what I was looking for.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2018, 09:42:52 AM »

I'm off all week, so I'll be spending the holiday in Chicago...again!
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2018, 05:25:10 AM »

It's now clear that Big Rig Steve will be working Thanksgiving. Being a trucker it would be strange for him not doing so. He has also rolled past where the Hypotenuse would begin twice in the last few weeks.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2018, 11:44:12 AM »

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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2018, 01:09:13 PM »

I was trying to find day-by-day historical Dow Jones data, specifically 10/25/1929 and 11/01/1929. It doesn't seem like either of them can be called "Black Friday". From what I can tell, 10/25 went down very little compared to 10/24 (Black Thursday) and 10/29 (Black Tuesday), and 11/01 went up, although it was very hard to find what I was looking for.

Call it Green Friday since we're supposed to give all our green money to Walmart and JCPenney  ;)
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2018, 01:20:47 PM »

Even though I live in the US, I work for a Canadian company.  To keep things simple with my team, I follow Québec's holiday schedule.

I'm working Thursday and Friday of this week, but I got a three-day weekend back in October.
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Re: The annual "Are you working Thanksgiving?" thread (VI edition - 2018)
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2018, 01:42:00 PM »

As a Federal employee I'm always off on Thanksgiving.  My wife is a respiratory therapist at a hospital and her shift is 10p - 630a.  She has to work at least one of Thanksgiving eve/morning, Christmas eve/morning or New Year's eve/morning.  She chose Thanksgiving. 
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My wife works for an insurance company and she somehow managed to get the day after Turkey Day off as a holiday.  How generous of them.
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My wife works for an insurance company and she somehow managed to get the day after Turkey Day off as a holiday.  How generous of them.
It is - I haven't worked for a company that considered Black Friday a holiday in 7 years.

And it gets worse - a friend of mine works in the law department of a prescription drug insurance company, and since their pharmacies are open 365 days in a year, no one in the company gets any holidays (presumably they compensate for this by giving more PTO than their employees might receive otherwise, but still).
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