Re: Christmas Surprise--Company Closed for 2 Weeks

Subject: Re: Christmas Surprise--Company Closed for 2 Weeks
From: ArroxaneUllman -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 08:59:44 EST

I've found that nearly all Federal agencies and contractors close down for
at least a week during the holidays. In some places, state agencies do the
same. They do this because they have so many employees taking vacation around
Christmas and New Years that they couldn't function if they tried to stay open.

You're right that it was unprofessional of them not to tell you sooner, but
it is equally your responsibility to manage your holiday expectations. Mark
this one as a lesson learned and try to enjoy the holidays despite the further

Happy Holidays.


In a message dated 11/25/2008 12:37:22 A.M. Central Standard Time,
ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com writes:

I started a W2 contracting job a few months ago. The agency is out of state,
but the job is local. At that time, I was given a list of holidays, etc.

Now, I got a little surprise--I found out the company shuts down for 2 weeks
during Christmas.I'm so frustrated since I only figured (financially) on 3

I know there's not much I can do about it, but I am pretty upset with the
agency for waiting so long to tell me and not revealing this upfront.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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