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Enjoying a long weekend

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SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter and feature analysis from Lance Haun, vice president of outreach for MeritBuilder, the main guy over at and a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board, on this blog.

Last week’s poll question: With work pressures and schedules shifting, how are you spending your Thanksgiving this year?

  • Taking both Thanksgiving and the day after off, and enjoying it. 79%
  • I have just Thanksgiving off, so I’ll be working the day after. 12%
  • I have both Thanksgiving and the day after off, but I am working one or both days. 6%
  • I have to work through the Thanksgiving holiday. 3%

“It is good to see that most people are able to rest and relax for a nice four-day weekend. Me personally? I’ll stay away from the computer on Thursday, but I’ll probably get some shopping trips in between work on Friday.”–Lance Haun