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What are the holidays like for you in your work area?

The holidays are a big time of the year when a lot of things may change, knowing how this career may effect that would really help. #career #psychology #career-choice #career-counseling #job

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amy’s Answer

Taking time off over the holiday season is a good opportunity for me to spend some quality time with family and friends, or traveling to some places of interest, or whatever I can think of for relaxation... It is like recharging the battery and I feel fresh coming back to work after the break.

It is definitely necessary.

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Mohamed’s Answer

Hi Lailaa, in my job I prefer to take the holidays at the end of Quarter, when all the data, accounting it's closed. Thanks

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Katya’s Answer

Hi Lailaa, the holidays I celebrate based on my family holidays, my culture and my religion.

At my job- we submit our vacation time, any personal days off at the beginning of the year and management reviews to make sure we are not overlapping with each other and there is always substantial coverage for the team.

Of course, nothing is written in stone and we can adjust if needed-but we do ask to provide time in advance.

Life is unpredictable, for the most part I know which days,weeks I need to take every year-if I need to update, luckily I have a great team and they are able to work with each other to make any changes.
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Natasha’s Answer

Hi Lailaa, the experience of holidays definitely varies depending on what line of work you are interested in or decide to go into. For people in public service (think doctors, police, fire-people) or hospitality (think hotels, restaurants, retail), holidays may come in the form of when their schedule allows for time off. They still have time off, it just may not fall on the typical calendar holidays.

Other industries like banking, teaching and most standard office jobs will operate around a very typical holiday schedule.

There's also the option of running your own business or consulting in an area you're an expert in. And in those circumstances, you would define the schedule you work, but also carry the responsibility of being available when a customer needs you.

Lots of options and all are great! I hope you find a future that fits the schedule you desire most!

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Kim’s Answer

At my last job, a Workforce Center in San Antonio, the holidays (Thanksgiving through New Years), posed some problems. This was because we were trying to get clients to actively look for work, and they really didn't want to think about starting a new job until after the first of the year. We had goals we were supposed to meet, and this made it difficult. (yes, a few really were still looking, but not most of them)

As far as how it went among the employees, well, I like to go to work just to work. I do not like to socialize with co-workers. But there was all the planning for the Thanksgiving luncheon and the Christmas luncheon. There was the exchanging of gifts. Some years we drew names (participation was voluntary). Other years it was just people giving out gifts. Some people gave everybody in the office (30 people) a gift! Some just to their closest co-workers. I did not get into any of that. We were not allowed to decorate. Then there's all the chatter. People discussing what they are doing for the holidays, then coming back to work and spending the first two days discussing what they did!Not a whole lot of work was getting done.

hope this helps!

Kim

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Frank’s Answer

Hello Lailaa E Student from San Antonia in Texas. Thanks for your question. "What are holidays like for you in your work area" For me the weekends are my weekly holiday and I just keep going with a regular routine each day. In your letter you mention that you want to develop a career path helping people to enjoy their holidays big time? Am I correct? I suggest you check out those Hashtags #### on your computer with a couple of your friends. career psychology career-choice career-councelling job job-search work education

Its a reading and writing exercise so make notes about the articles you read. They you add comments and ask questions about those areas that interest you.

Go with your friends to the local travel agency and check out the costs of taking say a two week holiday for 4 or 5 friends to some places you desire to go to. Then do a costing on the total amount of money you need to take the holiday. Collect all the brochures and take them home to study. Cut out the pictures and create a poster with your heading "Lailaa and Friends Big Time Sea Side Holiday Bust"

Be creative go to your local library and borrow books about Travel Agency Career Opportunities. Ask the librarian to help you locate job advertisements for Restaurants, Hotels. Caravan Parks, Camping sites etc. Please write back to TESOL Teacher Frank with more questions and lets get excited together!

Frank recommends the following next steps:

Find 4 friends to help you complete this project.
Go to your local Travel Agent and find out about your dream holiday.
Check out the Hashtags ### mentioned above. Read and Write notes.
Create your dream career poster and place in your school canteen. Ask other students for advice.
Write back to TESOL Teacher Frank with more questions and lets all get excited together. Good luck Lailaa E and friends.
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