Working on the 4th of July

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Melvin7822, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Melvin7822


    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    So who is stuck at work today? I am cursed by the IT field. Another day for Sun Microsystems...

    So if you're stuck at work today. Feel free to reply to this thread.
  2. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    I'm here at work...:atoz: :scowl:
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Being in a military band, I haven't had a 4th of July off for 21 years. But, it's a great day to do my job.
  4. Melvin7822


    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    That sounds like a great job to have on the 4th of July. :)
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I'm working - it's just an ordinary day here! :meh:
  6. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK

    Except the cafeteria at work was serving American Food (ie ribs, hot dogs, burgers, southern fried chicken) and American Cake (a big cake decorated like the American Flag). I made sure I ate a couple of stars in honour of you guys! :D
  7. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Another IT slave here. W00t for 24/7 heating/cooling/emergency power plants!
  8. Melvin7822


    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    I wish our cafeteria was open today. I miss my usual morning breakfast.
  9. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I'm playing a parade...does that count as work? I'm getting paid & we're playing 2 tunes. I think it's a whole mile long. The only "bad" thing is i'm a bit sleepy-gig last night ran really really late.

    all the best.
  10. I'm working today... but then again i work at the concession stand at my pool club :p
  11. I wish Fed Ex was working today - then I would have the Spector. It is less than 5 miles from my house at their facility - argh!
  12. ouch... that sucks
  13. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    They seem to be working:

    Jul 4, 2008 3:41 AM Departed FedEx location INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    2:19 AM Arrived at FedEx location INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    12:13 AM Departed FedEx location
  14. Dangle


    May 28, 2008
    yep working the 4th, no fun. day should be dead tho
  15. Volunteered for a double again!!!!

    I get double time and 1/2 for 18 hours (8 hour shift covered and my regular 10 hour shift)... plus they give me an FTO (floating time off) to use within 30 days that I'm using Monday night (last day of my 4 night work week)
  16. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I worked 13 hours yesterday. It was a relatively mellow fourth considering how many people were at the beach.
  17. The way it works for me, we are a 24/7 operation. If my normal day off falls on a holiday I get it off, if not I work.

    Makes it fair that way for most people.
  18. I worked in the restaurant last night..we served 76 dinners no joke.
  19. von buck

    von buck

    Feb 22, 2008
    wolcott ct.
    I worked. Played with one band from 2 to 6 , then went to play with another band from 7 to 12.