Like their colleagues at the U. Postal Service and the Internal Revenue Service , workers in Social Security field offices and those manning telephones have had a tough year dealing with some of their customers. People who have lost jobs, been furloughed or taken pay cuts are having tough times. And IRS folks hear about it. A lot, and all the time. Threats to the agency, and to SSA employees, have gone up. Many of them, and that takes in a lot of people, are unhappy. And SSA workers hear about it all the time. Last week someone person or persons unknown fired high-powered rifle shots at the Pentagon.
Some hit the building, others went through a couple of windows. The shots were fired about 5 a. At SSA, the big boss decided to issue a special, tangible shout-out to the troops. Busy signals are down dramatically on our number. Program integrity work has steadily increased the past three years, and it is paying off with a significant increase in the accuracy of our…work.
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In verbatim comments some said working the day after Thanksgiving is productive for them, while one said the opposite. One reader said everyone should get Thanksgiving and the day after. A few readers noted that even though they get the day off, they still work. Some readers explained that their reasons for taking an extra day were not just to have a day of rest or fun, like the reader who said children are out of school the day before.
Our company has offered both Thanksgiving and the day after as paid holidays since the s. I take additional vacation days that week based on how much cooking I have to do! Happy Thanksgiving! I have previously only had Thanksgiving off financial world , but now working at a school I have Tuesday-Friday off. Thanksgiving is an awesome holiday. I love having the day after the holiday off as well. It allows for travel time, time to recover from cooking, guests, and cleaning. Best holiday. No decorating or gift buying, just good eats and get to sleep it off next day!
It there is to be a day off after a holiday, it makes more sense to me to have the day after Christmas rather than Thanksgiving.
Then we were bought by a bank and the day off went away. My husband is a teacher and gets the whole week off, so I usually take Wednesday as a vacation day to supplement our company holidays of Thanksgiving and the day after. Since I work for a Federal agency, I get Thanksgiving Day as a Federal holiday, but I must use 8 hours of annual leave vacation time to take off the day following. Our families are scattered throughout the U. Very low key! The office is open on the day after Thanksgiving, and I hate using a vacation day for it.
Depends on which manager is here! We usually leave in early afternoon Wednesday and have Thursday and Friday off. Most years we end up with two four-day weekends. Since the stock market is open, our business must be open as well on the day after Thanksgiving. We do get to close early though! I like to travel to be with family on Thanksgiving, so I routinely request vacation for the day before and day after as well as the Monday after.
I think the extra day off really is a great way for employers to get the most out of their employees.
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Family time is important and so is safe travel — the employers are putting their employees first! Not all departments with client contact had the same rule. I was one of only about four people on our floor of close to people who worked that day, and I never received a client call.
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