Thursday, August 28, 2008

Secret Santa

Yeah, I know it's a little "early" to be making posts about Santa Claus and Christmas, but I just ran across a post from Terry over at Counting Sheep (check her out y'all) that reminded me about something.

You see, I do not observe the holiday, but it sure is important to most of my coworkers.

I have the exact same opinion about this holiday. I'm not a religious person and don't observe any religious holidays - the only holidays I actually care about, for sentimental reasons are Independence Day and New Years...

...And my birthday - well, it's not recognized as a holiday just yet but I'm working on it :-p

But I know how important this holiday (and Thanksgiving) is for many of my co-workers. My experiences with my first job at a Mennonite hospital in a smallish town in the middle-of-nowhere-midwest-America just solidified the whole thing.

So I always volunteer to cover someone else's shift for Christmas and Thanksgiving - even if it's not my turn.

The way I see it: I get paid time and a half and someone gets to stay home and spend that time with their family/loved ones.

It's a win-win solution as far as I'm concerned. :-)

1 comment:

Jaime said...

Hey You! ;) Just dropping in to say hello, I've been short of good blog time recently and have missed some posts, good to see you back.

I think this is a very noble thing of you. I have to confess, I'm really into Christmas but it's because of my children. I hope when I re-enter the workforce I will encounter people such as yourself who allow us time to wrangle unruly heathen children.