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VinylHanger 12-28-2011 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Leo G (Post 1369824)
Hey, would you look at that. I took Monday off. I worked a lot of Saturday, but I took Monday off.

Sweet. I took Monday and today off. I definitely can't take tomorrow off. Sometimes the hardest thing about being self employed is getting the boss outta the house on a cold and nasty day. That lazy bastid don't wanna do nuthin'. :laughing:

Big Shoe 12-28-2011 05:50 AM

Had 3 days off in the last 60. Even worked Thanksgiving 6hrs :eek:

Hooking up the trailer and heading out Thursday :clap::clap: Comming back home Monday :thumbup:

Annual New Years camping trip! :drink::drink::sleeping:

:scooter::scooter::scooter:

catfish/carpent 12-28-2011 08:10 AM

well i guess i am, i got a drunk for a partner and he tried to take a swing at me yesterday, so i put him in the dirt, damnit now im looking around again , i hate this, never fails

Leo G 12-28-2011 08:41 AM

But I am trying to keep this weeks day on the short side. You know, short, 8-9 hours, short.

atrawlings 12-28-2011 08:42 AM

No one looks back on their life and wishes they worked more during the holidays. Take some time off fellas and enjoy your family and friends ;)

Chasing Dreams 12-30-2011 01:06 AM

Every year I close up the before Christmas and re-open after New Years:thumbup:

greg24k 12-30-2011 06:59 AM

I usually take 2 months off, Dec/January, but this year I was swamped with work, so it will be a week here and there, but getting a few nice jobs lined up comes Spring time, so it looks like it will be a nice New Year start.

woodchuck2 12-30-2011 09:14 AM

I always take Christmas off unless it is snowing and then i am out plowing but that is rare. Taking time off is one of the reasons why i became self employed. For most of my life i spent holidays working for companies that did not care about whether workers were home with families or not. You either had to kiss A55 for the day off or it was bid by seniority. Family always helped out by scheduling their day around mine so i could at least have dinner with them but that always made me feel like a smuck, who really wants to be the center of attention on a holiday? Being self employed i no longer worry, i just take the day off.

Jaws 12-30-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by greg24k (Post 1371896)
I usually take 2 months off, Dec/January, but this year I was swamped with work, so it will be a week here and there, but getting a few nice jobs lined up comes Spring time, so it looks like it will be a nice New Year start.


2 months would be awesome. Im just trying to get a week

Jaws 12-30-2011 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Leo G (Post 1370088)
But I am trying to keep this weeks day on the short side. You know, short, 8-9 hours, short.


I've been going home at 430 or 5 for about 2 weeks. My wife asked if I was going to part time...

Jaws 12-30-2011 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by catfish/carpent (Post 1370074)
well i guess i am, i got a drunk for a partner and he tried to take a swing at me yesterday, so i put him in the dirt, damnit now im looking around again , i hate this, never fails

Damn dude, that's crazy

Leo G 12-30-2011 11:54 AM

That getting home around 5 isn't working to well for me. Averaging past 6 this week. Tuesday was 5:30. But I have been getting in about 9:15 so it does make the day shorter. I just come home at the same time. The wife had the Friday before Xmass off and doesn't go back until Tuesday. This morning she was complaining about how she had to go back to work after nearly 2 weeks off. Awwwwwww poor babee. No sympathy here.

69Chevy 12-30-2011 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Chasing Dreams (Post 1371828)
Every year I close up the before Christmas and re-open after New Years:thumbup:

I want to do that! I say that every year but end up working more hours in Dec and Jan then I do any other month!

TimNJ 12-30-2011 04:18 PM

My wife took off this week and except for Mon. & Tues. I took off too. I tried to do some more cleaning up around the shop but that didn't happen. I'm sitting down at my desk now to try to clear this unorganized stack of papers that has been driving me nuts the past few weeks.
Of course instead of actually doing that, I'm here on the site to check out what's happening.:whistling

FramingPro 12-30-2011 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by catfish/carpent (Post 1370074)
well i guess i am, i got a drunk for a partner and he tried to take a swing at me yesterday, so i put him in the dirt, damnit now im looking around again , i hate this, never fails

what :blink:


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