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How do I get New Years off of work?

 
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12/28/2012 09:51 AM
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How do I get New Years off of work?
Seriously, I'm being made to work on New Years Eve, the place I work for is pathetic. They give me a weeks notice to let me know I'm working, not letting me know in advance incase I wanted to make plans. I worked all Christmas day, all boxing day and am being forced to work all of New Years Eve.
Its only a part time bartending job, I appreciate I have a job in such hard times, but I really just want to spend New Years with my girlfriend and friends, I've asked my manager for it off, and he says he'd do his best, but it doesn't look like I'm getting off. I even suggested coming in as soon as the bar opens until about 6pm, and leaving early. I'm going into work tonight and need to tell him I won't work, any suggestions on how to do it?
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12/28/2012 09:52 AM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
dude, if you're a bartender... you're going to MAKE BANKE on new years.


quit bitching and make some money. if not, they'll find someone else who wants to make money.
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
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12/28/2012 10:25 AM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
dude, if you're a bartender... you're going to MAKE BANKE on new years.


quit bitching and make some money. if not, they'll find someone else who wants to make money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28994274


How will I? You don't understand the context of my situation, sure I'll make maybe £60 or so, but spending the evening with my friends and girlfriends, well, you can't put a price on that. Money has very little worth to me, I get what I can to get by, but its not my main concern. And I'm also not bitching, I work my absolute ass off where I work, its an extremely demanding job, and I work ludicrously, they know that, yet they don't appreciate it, they know if I quit this job they'd be screwed, they -need- me.

I've worked here about 5 or 6 months now.
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
Girlfriend* omg.
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Show up drunk.
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12/28/2012 10:29 AM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
dude, if you're a bartender... you're going to MAKE BANKE on new years.


quit bitching and make some money. if not, they'll find someone else who wants to make money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28994274


How will I? You don't understand the context of my situation, sure I'll make maybe £60 or so, but spending the evening with my friends and girlfriends, well, you can't put a price on that. Money has very little worth to me, I get what I can to get by, but its not my main concern. And I'm also not bitching, I work my absolute ass off where I work, its an extremely demanding job, and I work ludicrously, they know that, yet they don't appreciate it, they know if I quit this job they'd be screwed, they -need- me.

I've worked here about 5 or 6 months now.
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Over inflated opinion of yourself much. Makes me wonder how they managed to survive before they found you six month ago.

Get to work and shut the fuck up you prick.
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12/28/2012 10:46 AM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
if you don't care about the money, or the job, then why waste time there

look i don't want you to go and quit your job, but i know what i would do, being with friends means more then cash
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12/28/2012 11:08 AM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
dude, if you're a bartender... you're going to MAKE BANKE on new years.


quit bitching and make some money. if not, they'll find someone else who wants to make money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28994274


How will I? You don't understand the context of my situation, sure I'll make maybe £60 or so, but spending the evening with my friends and girlfriends, well, you can't put a price on that. Money has very little worth to me, I get what I can to get by, but its not my main concern. And I'm also not bitching, I work my absolute ass off where I work, its an extremely demanding job, and I work ludicrously, they know that, yet they don't appreciate it, they know if I quit this job they'd be screwed, they -need- me.

I've worked here about 5 or 6 months now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28505073


Over inflated opinion of yourself much. Makes me wonder how they managed to survive before they found you six month ago.

Get to work and shut the fuck up you prick.
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Actually, if you must know they hired me out of desperation, then I proved a good asset to the staff and they kept me, I'm the only male bar tender there, because the manager is a complete sexist pig, who hires staff on the basis he'll try and hit on them and hopefully get something out of it. Most male employee's are let go after a week or two, a month tops. OR they quit because of the horrific working conditions, the hours I do, for the pay I get, with the abuse I get, probably isn't worth it. And quite frankly I would like to quit but how would that look on future job applications "Quit my last job because my manager was an ass hole" No, thats not going to happen. By all means, I am an extremely patient and tolerant person, and I can put up with the working conditions, hence why I'm here, I'm not complaining about the job, I'm complaining about working on New Years Eve, I deserve one fucking holiday this year after working practically all of them. Go flame somewhere else you pathetic excuse of a keyboard warrior.
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12/28/2012 11:15 AM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
if you don't care about the money, or the job, then why waste time there

look i don't want you to go and quit your job, but i know what i would do, being with friends means more then cash
 Quoting: ...333...


I must have worded something wrong, of course I care for money, its just not my main priority. I like the job, times like these I am very appreciative of the job, the people I work with are lovely, but my manager can be an absolute beast at times. I just want New Years Eve off to spend with my friends and girlfriend. I think its more than fair considering the amount I've worked and done for them this year.
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12/28/2012 12:54 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
I am grateful I have a job....I'll work any days they want. I want them to rely on me.
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12/28/2012 12:55 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
I do snot understand the bitching. You know the line of work you are in

Accept it
Quit
Change professions
Open your own bar to make others do the dirty work
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Call in dead.
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12/28/2012 12:59 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
bring your girl to the bar and let her get drunk while you server her drinks...

take her home and hit it and still, somewhat, enjoy your time with your friends and make money.


idk dude, i'm sure you'll figure it out one way or another, and your girlfriend will get over it if you dont see her and you'll have many chances to make it up to her.



stop crying, go talk to your boss and let him know how you feel, and see what happens.
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12/28/2012 01:24 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
There is a lot of misconception in this thread so it seems. I am not bitching, nor complaining, or whining. I'm perfectly fine with working New Years, I'm not disputing that. I'm just asking how I should approach asking for it off, because preferably I'd rather see my friends and have a nice night out. I'm quite bad in the social context of asking for things like this, especially in the workplace, I get nervous and awkward and give in too easily. Therefore I am asking for suggestions.
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12/28/2012 01:31 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
Simple! Punch your boss in the head.
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12/28/2012 01:34 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
Have Olaff call your work and explain your position.
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12/28/2012 01:37 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
Nobody is MAKING you do anything!!

If you don't want to work then quit! I'm sure they can find people more than willing to work on holidays!


I'm wondering how you've made it this far in life?!!!!



BTW a week IS advanced notice so what are you bitching about?
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12/28/2012 01:44 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
have a meeting with your boss and tell him you require the nite off - tell him you have been working alot and have put in alot of time and would like to spend time with your family, friends, gf, etc. tell him you worked xmas and boxing day and would like new years off. be polite and mature about it.

good luck.
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12/28/2012 01:49 PM
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Flu.
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
Have Olaff call your work and explain your position.
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LOL!
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12/28/2012 06:57 PM
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
Nobody is MAKING you do anything!!

If you don't want to work then quit! I'm sure they can find people more than willing to work on holidays!


I'm wondering how you've made it this far in life?!!!!



BTW a week IS advanced notice so what are you bitching about?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10372663


Are you an idiot? I'm assuming you're probably still in school with no experience in the field of work, pardon my ignorance. A months notice is minimum for a general shift bar tending, it helps both the staff and managers know what's going on and when. Any shifts given or taken within the month you can phone the staff member up and inform them or ask them to come in, if they're free and willing, well you get an extra shift and nights pay, which is good. If you can't you tell them, and nothing is said about it.
Now, giving holiday shifts, you don't just give the staff member the shift, you generally tend to ask them first. What if I had booked for me and my girlfriend to stay in a hotel down London for £80, club tickets for £30 and a taxi from said club to hotel for £20, altogether that gives me £130 spent at the beginning of December due to having to book in advance incase of hotel rooms or club tickets running out due to high sales. Now, if I had been given this shift at the end of November, I wouldn't have this problem, because I KNOW I'M WORKING. If he gives me the shift a week before, I'm in a bit of a pickle, aren't I? £130 spent, and I go to work to earn £60.. You do the Math.
Don't talk shit you don't know kid.
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12/28/2012 06:59 PM
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Call-in a threat to the building on a pay phone.
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
Go to work for the government.
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Invite your girlfriend and friends to party at the bar. This way you can party together and sneak them free drinks.
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12/28/2012 07:33 PM
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Go to work for the government.
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You are kidding me?! I had a job interview up in London for a solicitors firm, but didn't go because I'd feel like the biggest sell out, dim-witted fuck if I got the job. I really don't take advantage of my situation in the current financial crisis, aha.
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12/28/2012 07:33 PM
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tell them you converted to the new jerusalem calendar and pope russ DEMANDS that you get a holiday!!!!

then try to get them to convert to the new jerusalem calendar.
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12/28/2012 07:52 PM
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tell them you converted to the new jerusalem calendar and pope russ DEMANDS that you get a holiday!!!!

then try to get them to convert to the new jerusalem calendar.
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You don't know my manager, I could get hit by a car, my intestines ripped out, arms broken and legs beaten. He would still expect me to work lol
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
dude, if you're a bartender... you're going to MAKE BANKE on new years.


quit bitching and make some money. if not, they'll find someone else who wants to make money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28994274


ivant It goes with the job, get another if you don't like it.
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Invite your girlfriend and friends to party at the bar. This way you can party together and sneak them free drinks.
 Quoting: Venus Goddess


This.
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Re: How do I get New Years off of work?
dude, if you're a bartender... you're going to MAKE BANKE on new years.


quit bitching and make some money. if not, they'll find someone else who wants to make money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28994274


:ivant: It goes with the job, get another if you don't like it.
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Sigh. I've explained myself several times in the thread. You go be naive and ignorant in your own little box you call your mind.

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