View Full Version : Roll Call: (and not the crescent ones) who's working?

Nov. 26, 2009, 04:00 AM
Who's working today?

Whatcha doin?

I'm in the ED until 0600, then the PD for a few hours, then home to sleep, up for ponies in the afternoon hopefully--the weather calls for 'unseasonably warm' and clearing to sun just about the time my alarm will go off. ;)

I may come back to the hospital for what is purported to be an excellent turkey dinner tonight... if not, I've got turkey keilbasa and saurkraut. :lol: Not very thanksgivingy, but low carb and at least *turkey.* :winkgrin:

Nov. 26, 2009, 04:20 AM
I have a pet sitting company, which means I work 365 days a year, and am especially busy during the holidays as everyone travels and leaves the pooches and kitties at home. So I will be up at the first daylight, going to clients homes to check on the pets, walk some dogs, clean some cat boxes, easily drive 200 miles tomorrow from job to job, and hopefully squeeze in a few hours to enjoy the turkey with my family! After that its back on the road to tuck all the pets in, then off to the house that I am staying at overnight... Then up to do it again all weekend until everyone gets home Sunday evening!!!

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:40 AM
I'm a medical transcriptionist. Hospitals know no holidays. So I'm online typing reports. Well, not at this precise second, of course. At this precise second, I'm waiting for the $^%*^ cosigner list to load. Always takes a minute or two, that one function, for everybody regardless of ISP.

I do at least get 5 cents extra per line today. :cool::D

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:46 AM
I'm not, but Mr. KellyS is a police officer so he's working 7 am to 3 pm today. I think he's worked every Thanksgiving since we've been married (7 years)! But he usually has Christmas off. :)

At least it's better than the 3 pm to 11 pm shift. Once he's off work today, we'll go over to one of his relative's house to eat Thanksgiving dinner--thankfully they eat late! I'm hoping to go trail riding with a friend this morning so I don't feel too lonely. :yes:

Nov. 26, 2009, 08:55 AM
Day Shift 6am-6pm in the PD Dispatch (I do so want to get back out on the road and out of Dispatch):sigh: Then it's home for dinner with my Mom and brother..then off to the barn to soak my horse's hoof in hopes that the abscess we suspect will finally burst....

Will be working Christmas Day and New Years Day as well.

Well....someone's got to do it. At least so far it's been quiet...

deacon's mom
Nov. 26, 2009, 08:58 AM
Yup...pulling a 48 hour shift in the NICU.

Nov. 26, 2009, 09:19 AM
I am! I'm an part-time Assistant Clocker at Sam Houston Race Park...

Nov. 26, 2009, 09:28 AM
I'll be working 3-11 desk at a state agency. Normally I ask for T'giving and Xmas off but thought the kids would be doing their own thing this year. My bad. Will be off next year (already put in for it). T'giving is not usually too bad for us, it's the Monday AFTER T'giving that is bad with the first day of deer.

Nov. 26, 2009, 09:39 AM
The horses don't know it's Thanksgiving, so I'm at the barn doing the usual. I don't mind. Sometimes I prefer them to family. I will get my Thanksgiving dinner this evening so it's not a big deal.

Nov. 26, 2009, 09:52 AM
I will be on shift at 1700-0100 for my PD patrol shift. For the first time in almost 10 years I actually have the day time off for Thanksgiving. Got a last minute invite from my Dad to go out to lunch. The fiancee is in Maine with his family...

I would have been content to watch movies and read til shift though :).

Have already mucked and settled the ponies for the afternoon.

Stay safe everyone.

Nov. 26, 2009, 09:55 AM
Lucky me, I get to work from home today scoring TOEFL exams online :winkgrin: Thank God I'm done @ 12:30!! Must . . .cook. . .bird. . .

Nov. 26, 2009, 10:06 AM
Working 12 hr patrol shift today... then off to the inlaws for dinner.

THe only bad part is I got pulled off my horse (mounted patrol) and stuck in a car so all the beats were covered. I was sort of looking forward to riding around the quiet streets.

Oh well, it's a beautiful day either way and I'm sure the family violence calls will start coming in this afternoon so I'll be busy.

DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho"
Nov. 26, 2009, 10:14 AM
Me! But not a full day. The flies always need something (like horses). I have a grant update due Jan 11, and my med school teaching starts right after the new year, and a grant renewal in March - plus abstracts due for a conference, and an in-house grants review panel.

But then I'll go see Ted - it's cold (but 65oF on Saturday!), and we'll just hack around, and then I have a friend coming over for cheese fondue.

Such a traditionalist!

Nov. 26, 2009, 01:13 PM
Since I run a farm every day is a work day! I have gotten used to not having any 'holidays' and don't mind it. Today I've done my usual stuff as far as feeding everyone, cleaning stalls, scrubbing water troughs and buckets . . . very glamorous stuff. Thankfully my mom is cooking the big meal so all hubby and I have to do is show up and eat!

Nov. 26, 2009, 01:19 PM
Another 'live on the farm' worker here. Mom and I got the morning barn chores done and then just did the 13 riding horses in the lunge cavesson for the day's exercise ~ about 25 minutes each. We'll wrap up the barn around 5, get cleaned up and go have dinner at a friend's house, followed up by late check and a last round of hay & water around 11 pm.

I love holidays as the horses seem to have a more relaxed attitude and there is no pressure to 'do more projects' in order to fit business into the day!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Nov. 26, 2009, 01:20 PM
I have the day off but Dr Mr G is surgicating today :*(

Such is life married to a resident lol. I'm cooking dinner though he might be home at some point lol.

Nov. 26, 2009, 01:24 PM
Rounds from 8-12:30, now home watching football but on pager until Sunday at 5pm. :sigh:

Nov. 26, 2009, 01:25 PM
I'll be writing my montly column for the Pedlar tonight, that is not a required job, just a good excuse to get away from the family and hang with Angel in my office.

I could also catch up on some way overdue tasks on my day job as well.

I am blessed that I am a horrible cook, so my DH and MIL do all the holiday cooking.

Nov. 26, 2009, 01:35 PM
I have 12h shift in the ER 7a-7p, then home to feed ponies and dogs. :) The ER never sleeps. Somebody has to help these poor pitiful creatures, it might as well be me! :winkgrin:

Nov. 26, 2009, 02:09 PM
<pp waving to everyone>

Mtngirl, I cannot BELIEVE YOU ACTUALLY TYPED THE "Q" WORD!!! You dared put it in writing.

It's funny to see so many Public Safety folks, I didn't realize there were so many... OTOH, I guess this is when/where you find us!

And Healthcare/Hospital folks, I LOVE YOU!!! I was so sad not to get the FT job at the hospital (security) mostly because I love, love, love the staff.

To the full time farm folks, most especially trainers and barn managers and barn staff, THANK YOU. As one who boarded for a long time, I appreciate the work you do so much!

I got home around 0800, in bed by 09 or so after feeding/watering all critters. Am now enjoying a very leisurely cuppa before going out to play with ponies. :D

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Nov. 26, 2009, 02:32 PM
Another farm owner here, sticking at home with the horses. But it's been a very relaxing day since only one client is coming to ride, and she's really low key...Was up at the crack of dawn to feed breakfast, and found that my barn hot water heater was on the fritz. However, it seems to have somehow resurrected itself and I'm very thankful for that! Will try to feed horses dinner a little early tonight while the turkey is in the oven so that SO and I can relax and gorge ourselves on our ridiculous meal when he gets home around 6.

Thank you, law enforement and health care folks - here's hoping for a Q____ day for all of you :)

Nov. 26, 2009, 02:38 PM
Vet tech at an equine hospital here. Working from 4p-12a, after having cleaned stalls for my trainer this morning. Also on call for the equine ambulance until 9 pm tonight.

Nov. 26, 2009, 03:46 PM
One of the local churches brought dinners in for us. 4 ham, 4 turkey + all the fixins and pie.

Plus the inch and a half....life is good.

Nov. 26, 2009, 03:48 PM
pinto: Well the shift isn't over yet...but with the exception of one very, very, very obnoxious drunk, I think most of our town has pretty much gone elsewhere.

The night shift (6pm-6am) usually makes up for it though. But by then, I'll hopefully be at the barn and away from all of it. :winkgrin:

Nov. 26, 2009, 03:51 PM
yep, by mids the folks who want to fight are primed. The folks who want to go home are drunk enuff for a dui, and the ones who can't get along with family are now greased enuff to duke it out.

I hate mids.

I. HATE. Mids.

Nov. 26, 2009, 04:49 PM
Another cop here...and it's been dead all day. Normally on Thanksgiving or Christmas we get some decent DV's but nada today. Can't even find a DUI.

Getting paid double time and a half makes it a real holiday :-)

Nov. 26, 2009, 04:53 PM
too early yet for the dui's isn't it?

we don't usually get them till 7 or 8pm.

Nov. 26, 2009, 05:31 PM
Flight attendant here, did a cross-country red-eye last night and another one tonight. Besides just missing being with my family and a turkey dinner, I really dreading it, since there's nothing like the holidays to bring out the absolute nastiness and hatefulness in people.

Last night I had a woman scream obscenities and threatening me because we wouldn't let her keep her 30 pound turkey in the aisle. When I tried to explain that it was, besides being illegal, a safety hazard to everyone else on the aircraft she responded by screaming that she didn't give a f*** about those motherf***ers. Nice...

Nov. 26, 2009, 05:55 PM
Flight attendant here, did a cross-country red-eye last night and another one tonight. Besides just missing being with my family and a turkey dinner, I really dreading it, since there's nothing like the holidays to bring out the absolute nastiness and hatefulness in people.

Last night I had a woman scream obscenities and threatening me because we wouldn't let her keep her 30 pound turkey in the aisle. When I tried to explain that it was, besides being illegal, a safety hazard to everyone else on the aircraft she responded by screaming that she didn't give a f*** about those motherf***ers. Nice...

oh my. Here....have some pie. Really...you need it more than I do.

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:09 PM
I'm goin in at 1900-0730, Pedi CVICU nurse.
My husband and I did our dinner last night

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:12 PM
Track life is 24hrs too....... declined working Hospice this holiday, but picked up night feed.... had my own 7 horses to do after finishing at the track this morning ..short side trip to pick up straw (of course).... then met family at an Inn serving buffet at a midpoint for all of us, only an hours drive...now off to my farm for night feed and tuck ins ...then I'm crashing -- up at
3:30 to start all over again.
happy thanksgiving to all.

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:12 PM
Yup...pulling a 48 hour shift in the NICU.

Close to my specialty! We have had a few little guys lately (one900gramer)

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:44 PM
Well I'm a farm owner too so technically every day's a work day in that respect but I'm working my "fake" (ie: non-horse related) job right now. I have Wednesdays and Thursdays off but picked up 4pm to midnight today for the OT and holiday pay. Did the barn this morning, had parents over for lunch and then rode. A pretty good, drama free Thanksgiving, whodathunk that was even possible. ;) Hope everyone else is having a good one too.

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:46 PM
I just had to jinx myself. First active domestic in at 1830 hrs.

Nov. 26, 2009, 06:51 PM
So I went out to the barn to do chores...and discovered that...

some psychopath was there threatening to steal a horse from my trainer. Guess who gets to sit at the barn now? Yep, Dr G. GO TEAM ME!

Protip: Never buy a horse from a psycho. Cause eight months later, after you have put 300 pounds on the once-skeletonized-horse they "change there(sic) minds" and decide "we're cumin (sic) to pik him upp today"

Um, no. Unless you would like to purchase him back for $15k?

Nov. 26, 2009, 07:09 PM
Just got lucky with an early out from the Casino. I'm a teller. Had a 1-9 shift, but got to clock out at 630. Now to eat and then on to job #2 at 0800 for the black friday cra... uhh, I mean festivities.

Nov. 27, 2009, 02:30 AM
911 dispatcher here, I worked the midnight shift Thanksgiving morning and I am back at work now for the midnight shift again. Mids is nice because I get out of work at 0700, get to run to the barn and get chores done then home to sleep and still get the evening to enjoy my turkey dinner.