TM - I think a lot depends on what kind of industry you are in. My father worked in a manufacturing plant where starting the lines involved a lot of effort. They would have a full holiday shutdown. I think I have only had one job where the day after Thanksgiving was a paid holiday. Everywhere else it was work or take vacation.
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Celebrity: Summit 2011
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Sail Windjammer: Mandalay 2017
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