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Anyone here who hate the holidays? - page 7

I love the holidays. Is there anyone here who doesn't? Please share your most dreadful or most memorable holiday stories. :) Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and... Read More

  1. Visit  needshaldol profile page
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    Is this English class? Or ought to have been Is This English Class? Or Is this English class? So confusing.
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  2. Visit  nursechris1 profile page
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    Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I grew up close to extended family. Spending time with my cousins was always so much fun. Also, I love to eat.
    I don't care for Christmas so much. It's the pressure of finding the perfect present. I was married for 15 years, and I can't think of a present that I gave him that he really liked. It was always something. Wrong color, wrong brand, etc. My mom and I exchange presents and it gets more difficulty every year trying to find something for her.
    I actually start getting depressed this time of the year, which lasts until the day after Christmas.
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  3. Visit  Fuzzy profile page
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    I like holidays. I don't like the winter holidays. I see a lot of stressed out and sad people during the winter holidays. I endure a lot of loneliness and mental anguish during this time of year. Many people that I have loved died during this time of year. We call this the "euthanasia season" at work. So far we've euthanized one pet every day this week. Our freezer gets migty full this time of year. Such a sad season. We had one client threaten suicide after we euthanized her elderly cat today. She's elderly and lives by herself. We had no choice but to call the ambulance. Yeah this time of year sucks big time.

    Now I really love Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. Those are my wonderful holidays.

    Fuzzy
  4. Visit  blueyesue profile page
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    Quote from needshaldol
    Is this English class? Or ought to have been Is This English Class? Or Is this English class? So confusing.
    no this ain't no english class, Who needs english we's just jokin Around a bit english class is for sissies
  5. Visit  Nurse Lulu profile page
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    Just saying, worked @ Target for 6 years and actually enjoyed working there. For the record, we got holiday pay... No one loves working over holidays regardless of your plans, but if work needs to be completed somebody has to work. Good and bad parts to every job.
  6. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    I don't know, and I really don't know why, but I get really melancholy around the holidays (enjoy the "season" of it), but work is a welcome distraction. I hope one day to recapture the magic of it all, and enjoy a live nativity-or-maybe a Transiberian Orchestra Show. I want to feel the Christmas Spirit again without faking it for loved ones. The truth is the closest I can come to feeling anything resembling the holidays is to go there in a memory, but who knows- if Scrooge can change- there's hope for Boston! I just hope returning there is more gentle than three ghosts visiting on Christmas Eve
  7. Visit  CountyRat profile page
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    Holidays? I can take `em or leave `em; no strong feelings either way. My wife however hates the holidays, with one exception. Her childhood was a nightmare of alcoholism and violence, and any day mommy and daddy where both home with nothing but time, and booze, on their hands, was guaranteed to be not just unhappy, but dangerous and terrifying. After 23 years together, there are still things that she will not tell me about those days, but as a nurse, I think that I can fill in the blanks, so I have never pressed her.

    Oh, the one holiday that she loves? New Year’s Eve. No, her parents were no better-behaved on that holiday than any other, but, to her, a new year represents an end of past things, and a new tomorrow that can be different if we have the courage to make it different. I will never be as brave as she is, and I admire her so much, it brings tears to my eyes. She has taught me that every new day is a gift, and if a day does not seem to be a gift, it is because we have chosen to make it something else.
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  8. Visit  PurpleLover profile page
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    I dislike holidays. I am good about not ruining it for others though and participating in holiday themed festivities!
  9. Visit  rn360_ profile page
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    I dread the Holidays because of staffing issues....every Nurse and CNA would like to be off at the same time, but we need staff to attend to patients! Would love to be able to give all the day off, but that is just not possible! Tried different rotations ect,ect....have not found the perfect solution yet! But I am determined to find it for 2014 Holiday Staffing/Rn daily grind!
  10. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    Quote from rn360_
    I dread the Holidays because of staffing issues....every Nurse and CNA would like to be off at the same time, but we need staff to attend to patients! Would love to be able to give all the day off, but that is just not possible! Tried different rotations ect,ect....have not found the perfect solution yet! But I am determined to find it for 2014 Holiday Staffing/Rn daily grind!
    Our facility does requests by seniority/rotation and seems to work well, then again, our turnover is kind of high so everyone has seniority at some point soon enough lol. Also, if one agrees to work an entire holiday stretch (Wed/Thurs/Fri) of Thanksgiving one is able to get Christmas Eve and Day off You just have to be strict with the scheduling rules and stick with them.

    Sent from my iPad using allnurses.com
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