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Winter is Coming

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Day After Thanksgiving 1st Year

Postby Winter is Coming » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:03 pm

Hey all. I know the general advice around here is to try to not take any days off during your stub year. Was wondering what the deal was with the day after Thanksgiving (and I guess the days around Christmas and New Years as well). Do first years all generally come in? Only if something you're working on is moving?

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Re: Day After Thanksgiving 1st Year

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:06 pm

There should be a document on your firm's intranet (under HR probably) that lists firm holidays. You don't need to go in on firm holidays. The day after thanksgiving is more than likely a firm holiday.

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Re: Day After Thanksgiving 1st Year

Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:36 pm

Yeah, you don't need to come in on firm holidays. I would come in all of the other days but it's possible that the office will be empty and you could skip or leave early. Just feel your firm out.

As a junior, you're more likely to get stuck with work, especially if something needs to be done in the office.

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Re: Day After Thanksgiving 1st Year

Postby Winter is Coming » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:31 pm

Great thanks, didn't realize that day is probably a firm holiday as well.

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Re: Day After Thanksgiving 1st Year

Postby BlueParrot » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:11 pm

Most firms include the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday. You might have to do some work on that day, but unless you are really unlucky you shouldn't have to go into the office.

You'll get Christmas and New Year's Day off, but since they fall on Mondays this year, I wouldn't expect any extra days around them off. At my firm (large NY firm) if the holiday falls on a Tuesday for example, you'll get Monday off. No such luck this year.

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Re: Day After Thanksgiving 1st Year

Postby Vincent Adultman » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:14 pm

Most people work remotely during major holidays. It shouldn't be a big deal to do the same and travel. Just let your teams know you're leaving. Do not sacrifice your holiday unless specifically told to (unlikely to happen).



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