It's no wonder so many people opt to take this day off.
More than half the people in my department didn't come in today. And the same thing happens every year.
Thankfully, they usually let everyone go home around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
Coming in to work the day before Thanksgiving has its pros and cons. The day tends to be slow, so it's a safe bet you'll be able to get by without doing much. (I know there are always exceptions, like people who work in hospitals.)
Whether this is a good thing really depends on the person. While some who work in stressful, fast-paced jobs may find it a welcome change, others might go stir-crazy while eying the clock every 5 minutes.
Since the day tends to drag, having the internet, your earbuds, and/or your smartphone handy will certainly help keep you occupied.
Since there's not much happening, many people choose to take the day off, figuring they can spend the day with friends and family without falling behind on their workload.
People like me, though, are of a different mindset. We believe the best days to come to work are those on which the higher-ups aren't here. It gives you the flexibility to catch up on work, or, if you prefer, not do much of anything. It's your choice -- that's the beauty of it all. And, to boot, you get paid.
Whether you take the day off or leave work early, it's nice to have a little extra time available for friends, family, and, well, yourself.
Do you find it hard to work the day before Thanksgiving? Do you take the day off?