You can thank the calendar for what you're about to receive, which just might be THREE paid days off later this month instead of only two paid days off last year when Christmas and New Year's happened over the weekend. Ugh! There's nothing like a major holiday on a Saturday or Sunday to totally screw up your workplace escape, is there? Bah-humbug!
But this year, you've got it made in the Winter Soltice shade. Monday, December 24 will be pretty much useless work-wise, and everyone will be exhibiting signs of presenteeism (the non-gift giving kind) on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday following Christmas Day. Then it's the weekend, followed by New Year's Eve on Monday, December 31 and the office will be closed again on Tuesday, January 1. Your employer wants you -- for only part of the time! But hush, hush, keep it down now because voices carry, especially in today's open work environments.