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Laura Thebodeau
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Director Of Operations at E Blast Me

Our family celebration is December 22 every year - allows for less stress for adult off-spring to see inlaws - As a group of 30+ we do potluck and pull names for gift exchange - cousins play LOUDLY

Christmas eve is a quiet night, bake cookies and pies

Christmas day is an open house - people come and go around other obligations, snacks throughout the day - dinner at 4

New Year's Eve is our wedding anniversary, celebration includes lots of board games, cards, and old movies

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Until it is done, it will remain undone...

@Bill Branstetter, for me, for quite some time now, I've viewed Christmas as a joyous time for children. I believe it to be a time of eye widening, jaw dropping mysterious and magical moments. The day of all days to look forward to.

I remember in 1977 my mom gave me a bright red snowmobile suit. Presents didn't matter much to me as a child, maybe because the tangible things didn't matter very much to me. I never really knew what to ask for because my mom earned $3.35 per hour.

But that Christmas when I opened that present, I felt a surge of emotion so intense that I knew right then I would always believe in Santa Clause.

Nearly every kid in the neighborhood had a snowmobile suit and at that moment I felt equal with all of them. The smile didn't leave my face until the early 80's.

All else around me ceased to exist as I slipped in and pulled up that hot tamale colored suit and glanced at my mom as she nodded her approval, even though it was still dark outside. I shot out the front door and ran down the sidewalk at full speed asking the sky to please let it snow.

It wasn’t that morning that I got my wish, but not long after the year 1978 began, more snow than I could hope to imagine blanketed the Midwest in the blink of both eyes, no different than when an Eskimo’s dream causes him to lose touch with his blanket and a part of him is able to bring it back and up over his head without waking up or remembering doing it. To this day, I have yet to be witness to such a blizzard. That was my favorite Christmas….

This year I am sharing the holidays with someone who has been drowning in depression for much longer than is bearable due to loss and separation from her children. I am revealing another way for her to consider the thoughts that she already thinks about.

As it hasn’t been easy for her, it has been extremely rewarding for me to see hope once again in her eyes, and the understanding that she is never completely alone. Had she not needed me, I would be spending this season alone with far too many of my own thoughts.

Later today I will surprise my daughter, whom I haven’t seen in months, and spend some much needed time with her. Yesterday I saw my mom and my grandma for a few minutes and got to hug each one so tightly the insides of both of my arms feel the same as when I forget to not tighten up when receiving my yearly flu vaccination … I am happy for that…

Bill, I hope you and the rest of those who stroll and contribute to the helpful pages of Jobcase have the best Christmas yet…

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Reena B.
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over 6 months ago

Holiday times was always fun when I worked at office jobs because:

  • My co-workers made delicious home baked goods
  • Potlucks were always exciting. (Tried Ethiopian food for the first time and now can't get enough of it)
  • Went to multiple office parties
  • We got to close the office down so we can take longer lunches

What do you do for the holidays at your work? Do you participate in anything fun?

#officejobs #holidays

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over 6 months ago

As the holidays are approaching, I know a lot of us are focusing on our work schedule, making sure we have requested off, or have picked up extra hours to be able to make time and half on the holidays. I actually am scheduled to work on every holiday coming up being that I work in the hotel industry, I used to get upset about working on holidays when I was younger, but now I've accepted that it comes along with the industry. I try to make the best of the situation. What about you guys, what does your schedule look like for the holidays? #holidays #workschedule #sacrifices

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Jenny Plank
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right over my brithday on February 26th she died she was going to come to my brithday party

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Phoebe Montrie
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✨A Bartender Who Loves Helping Others!✨

I can't wait to read all the threads about this during the Holidays this year! I used to work almost every single Holiday, as I worked at Restaurants and in Venues that were open 365 days a year. But now, I'm pretty sure I could make some time to celebrate this year, I'm just not sure how much I will, since I'm used to working during those times and haven't been in a hurry to make a bunch of plans. 🎄

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sy jones
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more money.

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Victor Lyte
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That people would stop all the hate and fighting. Life is too short.

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Rose Myart
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Hi Ashley. I have been baking also. It makes me feel good. Keep baking

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TIM BAUCOM
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Does anyone know if you get the unemployment benefit do you still get the stimulus check

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Aldophus Bethune
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over 6 months ago

How do we combat or deal with the holiday blues, fight stress with helpful hints ???

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George Bruce
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over 6 months ago

GET HIRED DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Every so often I hear something like “Businesses stop hiring for the Holidays and wait until the beginning of the year to start looking again.” This is misleading and could be catastrophic for many who take that advice and stop fighting for that needed job. Surveys of folks around the world suggest that the Holiday Season is just as productive jobwise as any other -and more so for those who keep the faith and keep looking. In general, people have higher spirits, share more, give more, celebrate more, and their compassion rises during these jolly times. Keep that in mind during an interview. When a company has an “open to buy” for certain positions, they don’t say “sorry, not until after the Holidays.” It can happen, certainly, but in most cases, the Holidays are “business as usual” for the HR folks. They are tasked with finding the right fit for those requisitions. Companies sometimes hire crews early knowing that after the Holidays they have to start executing next year's business plan and it takes 11 months to get to the next successful Christmas. The Holidays have a lot of meaning, brotherhood, happiness, spirituality, goodness, and charity among others. You and I feel the difference in the air and the scenes, the windy cheer and the songs of the season itself lift us above the urgent matters of our lives... if we let them. Let yourself go, make it a Merry Christmas even if your teeth and fists are clenched under the pressure of a jobless couple of months and remember that it’s only a temporary ditch on the road to your personal resurrection. Light up your smile, pound the job strategy harder, make new friends, and make those hiring managers feel they have someone special in YOU! That interview, filled with smiles and great expectations, is your ticket to strike their hearts with the joys of the best time of the year. With a great attitude, a smart, well-rehearsed conversation and your willingness to be a part of their work life and future, they can’t resist. Lift your spirits, visualize yourself at the job, successful and happy. It can happen even during Christmas

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Karen Johnson
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Hello, It's CHRISTMAS EVE****JESUS came to save us. For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life. Listen , we all have some type of PROBLEM in our lives. Please don't forget to share love during this season. There are someone problem that is worse than ours. It is good to help someone when you are broken. May the Lord bless you greatly.

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