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#1 science noob

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:28 AM

What are the Christmas holidays for the scientific community like around the world? Do most people take extended work/study leave?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:43 AM

It varies- when I was finishing my PhD I was in work Christmas eve. Now I take an extended break. In Japan, Christmas was a normal non-holiday day in work, Here in the UK, our uni shuts December 22nd so not many people around
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#3 Adrian K

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

Christmas? There is no snow in my country, my impression about Christmas is endless year end shopping and sale sale sale sale sale sale....
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:09 PM

Christmas is a one day affair in India. But I wish it were longer.

With 24 days to go, we could start sharing hymns and carols here.
I am not Christian and therefore do not know many of them. It would be a nice learning curve though.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:04 AM

My uni shuts down from lunchtime xmas eve until about the 6th Jan- so there is little point in being here....no one to order reagents (we have a departmental purchasing officer), run autoclaves (we can't run the decon ones ourselves, only the sterilisation ones), or things like that.

I always take two weeks or so to relax and spend time with family.

Life is to short to work all of the time (even if it means I'll take a little longer to finish my PhD).

I'm an athiest so Christmas has no religious meaning for me. To me christmas is a time to celebrate family and friends, to spend time together and to enjoy the beautiful summer weather (here in Aus).
My xmas day starts with a swim at the beach actually! Every year without fail!

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