Survey – Holiday Schedules, Closed DaysPosted by Site Administrator on October 1, 2014 at 10:27 am
On which of these dates will your shop be closed?___ November 27
___ November 26
___ November 28
___ December 22
___ December 23
___ December 24
___ December 25
___ December 26___ December 27___ December 29___ December 30
___ December 31
___ January 1
___ January 2___ January 3Comments welcome.
MemberOctober 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
MemberOctober 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm
Thanksgiving, 1/2 day Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.The Fridays after Christmas and New Years will depend on the hours of the parts suppliers in our market and the customers interested in scheduling work on those days…
MemberOctober 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm
We will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We may shut down early on ‘the eves’, depending on work load. We will be open the Fridays after.
MemberOctober 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm
We will be closed Thanksgiving day only, and Christmas Eve through New Years day (and possibly that Friday). We do this every year to do any needed building maint and/or repairs and so that everyone can spend some time with their families.
MemberOctober 13, 2014 at 7:59 pm
Nov 27, 28 and Dec 25-Jan 2
MemberOctober 14, 2014 at 8:38 am
Closed (with base pay) Nov. 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving.
Closed December 24, 25, 26 (with base pay) for Christmas.
Open New Years Eve (my crew voted and traded for Dec. 26!) but closed with pay for January 1. 2015. We expect to be out of the shop by 3:00 in the afternoon Dec 31. I hadn’t given much thought to the 3rd, didn’t look at a calendar yet! Hmmm…
I just spent 18 months and went through 6 “employees” looking for a second mechanic that would be a good fit in my shop. Now that I have a good crew I want to keep them happy and content. Time with family over the Holidays is a beautiful thing!
Pay scale is hourly + commission + profit sharing and this Holiday Schedule will likely cost us all a bit of money! Oh well… HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
MemberOctober 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm
We close Thanksgiving and the friday after. Christmas day and the friday after and New Years Day.
MemberOctober 21, 2014 at 11:46 am
Days we close:
4th of July
-close early Dec 24th & Dec. 31st
MemberOctober 27, 2014 at 12:43 pm
We close on the holiday. Usually close early the day before and the day after, if its a Friday, depending on the work load. My crew is hourly and have the option to use PTO hours if they have any remaining.
MemberOctober 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm
We take all of them off except Dec. 22 & 23rd. Dec. is kick ass month. Usually one of the best months of the year.
MemberOctober 28, 2014 at 10:06 am
For us, this is a no-brainer. we are never open Fridays anyway. We will give all day Christmas Eve and Christmas day with pay. It hasn’t been discussed, but we usually knock off a couple of hours early on New Years eve, with pay. My policy is all major holidays are paid, if they fall on a work day, but we are flexible and often give an alternative day off.
MemberNovember 8, 2014 at 10:40 am
I close the afternoon of Christmas eve and reopen Jan 02. This gives employees a much needed break and time for me to do things in the shop that need doing. Opening for a couple of days and them closing cost more for me than it is worth. I am a small shop grossing over $1,000,000 year including equipment sales so not a large dealership.
MemberNovember 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm
Close early on Nov 26 closed 27,28,29,30December close early on 23 , closed 24,25,26Close early on dec 31 , closed jan 1st and second
MemberDecember 8, 2014 at 11:51 am
We were closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
We are thinking of being closed 24,25,26,27, and 28 for Christmas.
New Years Day off, maybe go a little early on NYEve, if it’s slow.
MemberDecember 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm
I’m still a one man shop and I always play it by ear. I am always closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Black Friday I won’t open if there is nothing on the schedule. I did the first two years I was in business only to find the other shops around me were closed so I felt like a fool. No reason to come in if there’s no work on the schedule. I don’t avoid scheduling but most customers will tell me to stay home with my family they’ll just wait until Monday. As for December 26 and January 2, same way if it falls on a Thursday, I’ll stay home if there is no work scheduled for Friday. If they fall on any other day, well I am open usually all day on December 24 and December 31 regardless. Of course, if it’s 3:00 pm and nothing else to do and all cars are picked up, well I may take liberty and leave early.
MemberDecember 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm
If anyone can make a profit between Christmas and the 2nd or 3rd week of January, let me know the secret.
MemberDecember 16, 2014 at 7:28 am
Many families can more easily give up a car for a day or more during the holidays than any other time of the year.