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    Who here has their birthday off from work?

    So today is my birthday, and an hour and twenty minutes into my workday I am wishing I had taken the day off. You get one day a year to justify doing whatever the hell you want, and I am spending the majority of that day behind a desk looking at a computer screen. That got me thinking, who all takes their birthday off work?

    Edit: Sorry about the thread title-- English isn't my thing.



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    Re: Who Here Their Birthday Off Work?

    I take the Friday off of my birthday week. A random Wednesday or Thursday is useless.


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    Re: Who Here Their Birthday Off Work?

    Last year, on my birthday, I was in an airplane that had little to no heat, flying around with two handheld GPS trackers with the Illinois DNR counting deer. Swear the pilot was either drunk or insane.



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    re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    I'm not 12. Birthdays are essentially just another day.




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    re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    I don't take off my Birthday. I'm to the age where I just don't give a **** that I got 1 year older.

    PS: Happy Birthday!


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    re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    We get a free day of PTO for our birthday



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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    I don't get birthdays. You didn't accomplish anything.



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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    I'm not 12. Birthdays are essentially just another day.

    You don't have to be 12 to enjoy your birthday. I love celebrating my birthday!


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    Just another year closer to death's sweet embrace


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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I don't get birthdays. You didn't accomplish anything.
    You escaped from the womb, that's something.



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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    I'd take a week off work around my birthday if it meant I didn't have people I never talk to coming over to wish me a happy birthday. I love it that most of my co-workers tend to forget my birthday until mid-afternoon. I get more work done that way, and still get some birthday treats.

    I kinda agree with khaal53. Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter. Not so much fun now that I'm an adult.


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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I don't get birthdays. You didn't accomplish anything.
    Maybe you didn't.


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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    I used to take my birthday off every year, but I switched jobs a few years ago, now December is our busiest time and I can't justify taking the day off any longer.



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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    My current employer buys a cake (or pie, our choice) for employees on their birthday. It's a small company, and something we look forward to.



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    Re: Who here has their birthday off from work?

    No, I take off around the 4th of July and a week and a half around RAGBRAI so I can't really justify more time during July when the guys who work for me need to take some time off as well.


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