Has Anyone Taken Friday 3/11 Off or Requested a Half Day For The iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by djransom, Mar 9, 2011.

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Have you taken the day off or taken a half day off

Poll closed Mar 12, 2011.
  1. Taken the day off

    47.6%
  2. Taken a half day off

    52.4%
  1. djransom macrumors 68040

    djransom

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    #1
    Just put in my request for a half day. I was going to leave about an hour or two early, but decided to put some of this vacation time to use and just took a half day. I'll scope out Best Buy afterwards.
     
  2. gregruns macrumors member

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    #2
    I got Friday off and my plan is to go check the store at 10 am and if there's no activity, return at noon and get in line...I'm thinking there will probably be some kind of a line by noon.
     
  3. djransom thread starter macrumors 68040

    djransom

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    #3
    That's why I decided to just take a half day @ work and leave @ noon to check out the activity.
     
  4. Jemi9OD macrumors regular

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    #5
    Yup. Half day here. Good lunch beforehand, then heading to the Apple Store at 12:30.
     
  5. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    #6
    no option for full day of work?

    What about full day of work, but have my wife get in line early?... ;)
     
  6. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

    Goldinboy17

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    #7
    Y'all are making me rethink my plan to arrive at 4pm...
     
  7. djransom thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good option. Should've added that one mos def.
     
  8. Pete the Geek macrumors regular

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    #9
    In Canada iPad 2 is being realeased on Friday, March 25th and I have booked the day off because the nearest Apple Store is a 5 hour drive! The trip will be a mini-vacation.
     
  9. Tycoonguy macrumors regular

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    #10
    I own my own business and only work 3 full days a week so I'm moving my Friday schedule to Thursday.
     
  10. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

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    #11
    I took the day off :)

    I'll go by my Apple Store when I'm up and ready and if there is a decent line or if there is no line (making me first), then I'll stay. I am sure there will be at least one or two people who stay the night there, though, so my hopes are being first are pretty silly. Otherwise I might come back around lunch.
     
  11. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Day off was requested as soon as I knew about the date. Too much to do on that day to be bothered by that work stuff. And a paid day as well so that works for me...
     
  12. HeatherA macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Friday is my normal day off so was excited to have all day to play with my new iPad... then Apple had to go ruin it with a 5pm launch. Now I'll be up half the night futzing with the dang thing. Haha
     
  13. tomandshell macrumors regular

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  14. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    #15
    I'm pretty sad. :eek:

    I sheduled iPad 2 release day off as soon as I realized there was no online pre-order. Interestingly enough, I was at home, having taken a sick day just so that I could watch the iPad 2 keynote live. (Though I had to just monitor the blogs as it was not shown live.) I then talked the wife into taking the day off as well.

    So ya I'm one sick pup. :apple:
     
  15. peaceActivist macrumors regular

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    #16
    I wish i could take the day off or a half day on Friday but the office I work in is pretty small and they're all tech heads. They know its coming out on Friday, so any and all requests for this friday or not valid lol.

    Also, they have the first iPad and don't want me to 1up them. heh.
     
  16. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    #17
    I took the day off, but mostly because I have errands to run. That doesn't mean I won't be checking up on the local stores in case one of the put them on the shelves early.
     
  17. tek210 macrumors regular

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    #18
    I have also taken Friday afternoon off to be sure I don't get stuck at work. This is also the start of my every friday afternoon off that runs from now till sometime in September. I highly recommend taking off Friday afternoons thru the summer. Have been doing it for a few years now.
     
  18. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I was scheduled for Friday afternoon off several weeks before the iPad 2 release date was announced. Lucky me.
     
  19. Mitch2742 macrumors member

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    #20
    Switched my internship schedule around so I go in tomorrow instead of Friday.
     
  20. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    #21
    keep telling yourself that... :p and what time will you be in line? 1:30?
     
  21. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    #22
    Yup, used a "personal day". Besides, I needed a day off. Its already almost half way through March and I've used 1 vaca day this whole year. Usually I've run through about a week and a half by this point :D
     
  22. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    #23
    That's shady. I would never work somewhere where my vaca requests rely on the whims of management and they would deny due to my reason for taking off. :( I guess I have it lucky.
     
  23. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    Off of work ~3:30, and come back after I get the iPad 2.
     
  24. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    #25
    Taken the day off to err ummm <cough cough> run some <cough> errands :)
     

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