I always book my birthday off in advance to avoid the cards and presents thing- or worse the constant attempts to arrange to go out for a drink ]
It might seem bad but the last place I'd want to be on the night of my birthday is out with work collegues
I did for a half day this past year, but that's because I had nothing better to do than hang out with 245 cats. I mean, really....how many of us would turn down and opportunity to hang out with 245 cats for a couple hours on our birthday?
It was great when I was in Public School I always had my birthday and the week around it off because it fell in March Break now that i'm an adult no more vacation birthday. Too bad.... Beware the ides of March!
Sorry you have to work on your birthday, bummer.
I try to work on my birthday but it works out that I never have to.
I make the schedule and I work it so that I can work if they let me but then it changes so I get the day off. Hey I'm not complaining but I'd work if I had to. DH works during the day on my b-day so why not work? It's either that, or house cleaning, and we all know how much housecleaning gets done when TCS overrules! LOL!
My birthday falls close enough to Christmas that some years the school is closed by then -- and when it's not, I take an extra day or two out of vacation or accumulated time. I haven't worked on my birthday for years...
I guess I'm lucky....I enjoy working on my Birthday. My co-workers are awesome. I always get a good free lunch and they all give me nice gifts. Of course I do the same for them. Usually whoever's BD it is comes in to find thier office space all decorated. We totally ambushed one guys office a few weeks ago. It was great! Bad part, we have 3 birthdays next month!!!
Well this year, I am coming off a night shift on my birthday, going onto a 3 day weekend off, . I used to work for a company (one that I loved working for too), that used to give you your birthday off paid. You were removed from the call in list that day so you could sit and enjoy "your day". Loved working for that compnay, too bad they closed.