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What will you be doing on the 25th of December

 
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Are you working on Christmas Day?
I don't care about Christmas
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I can't get the time off
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I have no-one to celebrate with.
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sixthchild



Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 276
Location: East of Eden

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: What will you be doing on the 25th of December Reply with quote

A fair question I think, some have already indicated that it is business as usual, just another date on the calendar.
It begs the question, are you aware that the Turkish government has given it as one of three religious holidays that guest workers (thats us by the way) are allowed to take each year?
Are you working on that day because you don't know any better or you feel that you have nothing to celebrate?
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oipivo



Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Posts: 155
Location: Poland

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My school allowed us to take a week of for Christmas if we're leaving the country. I seem to be the only one taking time off to go to a place with hot wine and Christmas markets. Meanwhile all the other teachers at my school are constantly complaining that they aren't taking Christmas off. You just had to write your name down suckers!
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Qaaolchoura



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
Posts: 539
Location: 21 miles from the Syrian border

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could take the time off if I wanted. But really, who would I celebrate with?

If I had anybody here close to me I totally would. But seeing as I have no girlfriend, I'm not going back to America for it, and I'm not really close to the only other foreigner working at my school (If I had many foreign acquaintances it might be one thing, but celebrating one foreign coworker I barely know is just weird), the sanest thing is to work through it, and see how many students and coworkers remember to wish me a Merry Christmas (or Joyeux Nol, Feliz Navidad, Frehliche Weinachten, or however you say it in Turkish "İyi Noel?").

Regards,
~Q
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
Posts: 9039
Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noeliniz kutlu olsun! I seem to remember. Enjoy the day, however you spend it.
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mr fred



Joined: 30 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A national holiday here in Indonesia so the trouble and I will probably wander out somewhere.
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vashdown2



Joined: 14 Feb 2007
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a Christmas dinner listed on Internations Instabul.
If you are interested in joining, send me a message~
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