Who here has their birthday off from work?

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  1. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. khaal53

    khaal53 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not 12. Birthdays are essentially just another day.
     
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  5. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  6. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    We get a free day of PTO for our birthday
     
  7. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

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    I don't get birthdays. You didn't accomplish anything.
     
  8. mj4cy

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    You don't have to be 12 to enjoy your birthday. I love celebrating my birthday!
     
  9. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    Just another year closer to death's sweet embrace
     
  10. 3TrueFans

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    You escaped from the womb, that's something.
     
  11. CyGal

    CyGal Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. GeronimusClone

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    Maybe you didn't.
     
  13. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  14. MoreCowbell

    MoreCowbell Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. RING4CY

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    Once you turn 22 years old, your birthday just becomes another day.
     
  17. Three4Cy

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    Had I not switched jobs in May, I would have started taking my birthday off. My old boss was all about making a big deal about it. Our cubicle had to be decorated, we had to have a group lunch, invite 1/2 the company over for cake or some other dessert in the afternoon and so on. I didn't really want/need all the attention, I just wanted to do my job and go home. I'm one of those people that once you get past 21, it's just another day.
     
  18. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that birthdays lose their luster about the time you hit puberty, but I still feel like this is the one day where you can justify sitting at home all day drinking beer watching television. This is not to say that your birthday marks some grand accomplishment, but it does mark the one day out of the year where it is socially acceptable to do what you want.
     
  19. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    We get a birthday holiday. I generally use it for something else around that time. My wife and I share a birthday though so it does seem a little more special than it might otherwise.
     
  20. Divided Sky

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    Happy Birthyday. Had mine yesterday. Business as usual at work.
     

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