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    Default Holidays! (remember those?)

    Hey all,

    Do you tend take days off during Christmas at all? I feel stingy due to loss of daily rate exacerbated by exorbitant airfares and hotel prices, which like trebles the damage.

    Thoughts?

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    I do, I like to bleed radiators over the 2 weeks.

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    3 days bank holidays, 5 days site closed, 2 days to make the full 2 weeks.

    Other contractors also have 10 day furlough from November to January.

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    2 week furlough from Clientco but will work through Plan B during that time as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    Hey all,

    Do you tend take days off during Christmas at all? I feel stingy due to loss of daily rate exacerbated by exorbitant airfares and hotel prices, which like trebles the damage.

    Thoughts?
    Finish on the 18th, back 28,29,30, off 1,2,3,4,5.

    If I wasn't working from home, I'd have the three days off in the middle as well like I normally do.
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    I do, I like to bleed radiators over the 2 weeks.
    Plan B needs new gas certificates in 3 weeks time.

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    My contract was due to finish at the end of the year, and I was planning on taking a week or two off in Jan while looking for something else, but it's now been extended to the end of March so I'm going to treat myself to a fortnight off over Xmas/New Year.

    Won't be going anywhere exciting though, unless you count bathroom showrooms exciting. Been promising myself some home improvements for a while now.

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    19 days enforced by clientco - waaahoooo, havent had that much time off since school! (half a century ago)

    Boss perterbed that my plan for my time off is more detailed than my ClientCo project Plan

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    Off from the 20th till the 5th - it's when my contract ended and also I'm going to find some Christmas Sun, just like Jesus would've had
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    2 week furlough from Clientco but will work through Plan B during that time as usual.
    WHS, but not working on Plan B, enjoying time with the kids as it ties up nicely with their school holiday, might try and squeeze a flight over to Spain to see the parents and surprise them
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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