The open on Thanksgiving thread reminded me of when I worked at a hotel and had to work holidays and one SS we got to deal with who could not handle that.
Our boss would try to give you one or the other off. Either you go Christmas off or you go Thanksgiving off. You picked which was better for you. Honestly I was more willing to work Christmas because several of my co-workers had little ones that still believed in Santa and all that jazz, I'd work the early morning shift while everyone else slept at my house. And then he'd be extra nice and you'd get the day off after the holiday (so the Friday or the 26th) if you worked that holiday.
Then we hired this SS girl. Her schedule was picky right off the bat. She didn't want to work Sundays. So the boss gave her Sundays and Mondays off. But she couldn't work Wednesday nights either, even though she was night shift. Which meant she worked on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (which mean training her for morning shift in addition to night shift) and then Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights. But then her husband didn't like her working Saturday nights because it was too dangerous to come when people might be out drinking (we got off at 11pm), but she couldn't work Friday mornings because she had a class or something. So she'd work a mid day shift that no one else got on Saturdays so she could get home early enough. Then the holidays happened.
For Halloween we'd dress up and hand out candy to guests. She wouldn't participate in this, at all. When people asked for the candy she refused because it went against her religion. So she got Halloween off. Then she had to have all of Thanksgiving weekend off because they were traveling, which was fine enough people volunteered for it. Then she got scheduled for Christmas and had a meltdown fit! How dare we expect her to work on such a holy holiday!!! She needed to be at CHURCH!!!!
I was working Christmas and didn't want to put up with her so I asked one of my fellow co-workers if he'd mind taking her shift for me (not for her, but for my sanity), and I'd bring him in a breakfast (he'd already worked Thanksgiving so he was supposed to get Christmas off). Luckily it was a very early 5 hour shift, he'd be home before his family even woke up and he was down with the breakfast bribe. So she got Christmas off. But had to work Christmas Eve and the day after. I always got Christmas Eve off. Always, it was a standing agreement. I'd work just about any other shift but we did a big family thing on Christmas Eve (we've since changed it), my boss had zero problem with this. Once I had to work during the day for a co-worker who got sick at work but I didn't mind that. So come the 23rd she's working on someone taking her next day's shift. She just has to have Christmas Eve off! No one will cover it for her (she never took a shift for anyone, threw hissy fits and wasn't a team player, no one was going to help her out), finally she comes to me. "Glitter, take my Christmas Eve shift", I say no. Just no. She says "Oh come on! I've got family stuff to do!", I tell her so do I. She actually says "Real family Glitter! Not your "special" family, I need to be with my parents and grandparents!", I say "As do I. I'm taking your shift, you should have put in a request". She stamps her foot (no really!) and says "I doubt your parents still talk to you, you're just making it up! I'm going to Becky!", Becky was not our manager. They did attend the same church and Becky had gotten her the job but worked in another department. Becky comes out and asks if I'll take it as a favor to her. I tell no, I have plans. Becky says ok and relyes this information to SS.
SS comes in the next day and apparently spends the entire night bad mouthing me and making some degratory comments about how she knows my family disowned me (I have no idea how she got this idea, appaerntly in her world all gay people get disowned by their family...what a sad world). One by one everyone reported her to HR. She got written up and talked to.
Just before New Year's Eve we have a staff meeting. There are a few parties going on, we're going to have a couple cops on property just to make sure nothing goes wrong, all the plans, ect, ect. New Year's Eve was the best to work, it was like a night long party. In the middle of the staff meeting she stands up and says "I'm telling you now, I am not working New Year's Eve. My husband won't allow it, and I don't like all this drinking anyways so I'm not doing it. Make me and I'll be the on in HR" (our HR manager was there, shaking her head). She got the night off, not a big deal, more people wanted to work then didn't want to work. Then she demanded valentine's day off because she was MARRIED and it's a married people's holiday (quick, someone who's married try that on your boss! you get valentine's day off because you're married, let me know how that works out). Unfortunately that one was a no-go because other people were taking vacations, in school, ect and no one wanted to swap with her. So, hissy fit the whole day (I got to work with her), why didn't anyone understand! People like me were supposed to work valentine's day since we'd be alone forever (huh?) and people like her were supposed to be with their husbands! I did talk to the HR manager, just in "she's not doing her job" talk. The final straw came when our boss didn't give her Easter off. He didn't even know it was Easter because he didn't celebrate Easter (considering the hysterics around Christmas he would've just given it to her), but as it was he needed her to work. She threw a fit. A screaming, yelling fit. She called him a few derogatory names and then started shouting about religion and stormed off. She was let go. Finally. We threw a party.