Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving and Another Day at Work

Millions of Americans will work on Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and many of them are not in the retail industry.
Andrew Bishop, a correctional officer, will report for duty at a Milwaukee prison for his usual 10 p.m.-6 a.m. shift on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Teresa Bair, a travel nurse currently on assignment in Mesa, Ariz., is scheduled for a 12-hour shift at an area hospital on Thanksgiving. Morgantown Utility Board will staff its usual shifts — two people on each of two, 12-hour shifts — to make sure more than 100,000 residents of Morgantown, W.Va., continue to have access to water, says spokesman Chris Dale.
Law enforcement are among those who often have to work 
holidays. A new poll finds a quarter of Americans will be 
required to work Thanksgiving, Christmas or New 
Year's Day this year.(Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)
While retail workers have elicited increasing public outrage over holiday scheduling, particularly in recent years as stores have moved opening hours into Thanksgiving, employees in industries including law enforcement, health care, travel, utilities, freight and news also all work over the holidays.
A quarter of Americans will be required to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day or New Year's Day this year, according to Allstate/National Journal's annual Heartland Monitor poll, out this month. But more, 45%, said there's at least a chance they will work one of those holidays.
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