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Would you miss Christmas to work?

Tuesday December 15 2015


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RESEARCH has shown that half of people who own their own business have ended up working on Christmas Day.

The study from Zurich Insurance said a third have sent work emails on Christmas Day while one in five has shunned festivities to go into the office.

Decision makers at small firms were also likely to miss out on key occasions in the lead up to the big day – ten per cent said they had skipped a child’s nativity due to work commitments, with the same proportion missing out on putting up the Christmas tree.

What do you think? Have work commitments ever meant you've had to skip Christmas?

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Reply Posted by Eve on Tuesday December 15 2015 at 13:34
Well this still doesn't make up for all the tax dodging and tax breaks

Reply Posted by Fred on Tuesday December 15 2015 at 19:58
Eve, your an idiot, trying running your own business before you accuse people of dodging taxes, SME's are the back bone of society, but hey idiots like you will never understand. Have s merry Christmas at home, some of us will be working !

Reply Posted by Jack on Wednesday December 16 2015 at 17:28
It's not just self employed who have to work at Christmas. A lot of people in catering also work Christmas day. Going even further, who cooks the Christmas dinner and cleans up afterwards? All us dad's because the women won't. Lol.
Have a great Christmas everyone :)

Reply Posted by Sarah on Friday December 18 2015 at 17:01
My hubbie is a hgv driver, self employed and works all hours hes allowed to to get food to the shops so we can have our christmas food, furniture,clothes,anything you can think of that goes on a wagon. He misses his childrens birthdays, holidays, he pays his corporation tax,vat,national insurance. Until you have to pay all this not just get what you do from your employer and not have to keep on top of the latest rules and regulations keep your ill informed opinions to yourself.

Reply Posted by X on Monday December 21 2015 at 13:31
Those who work within the health care sector do the same every Christmas, including myself. We give up spending time with our own families, just to ensure that someone else will have a good Christmas. If an individual who is self-employed, and can't actually help it, wants to work Christmas and miss out on everything that is their own fault...even though I know it is providing them with an income, but if they can't take one day off to spend with their family, they shouldnt really complain. Like jack has pointed out, a lot of other people work the Christmas period, just to be able to make someone else's magical, which all in all is the true meaning of Christmas! :)



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