Who is taking time off work on Friday the 16th?

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  1. 1080p, Sep 10, 2016
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    1080p macrumors 68020

    1080p

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    I am taking a half day at work Friday and will leave work around noon. UPS typically doesn't show up before noon... and definitely not on an iPhone launch day. I'll work for a few hours, grab lunch and then come home and chill on the couch watching daytime TV while waiting for my package....

    (EDIT: I am taking half day of PTO... so I am getting paid for it)
     
  2. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I'm picking up my phone at 9am and playing with it for the rest of the day. They should make launch day a national holiday. :D
     
  3. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. I don't see an iPhone release day as a valid reason to take a day off from work.
     
  4. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Luckily I can work from home. So I will work while patiently waiting for my UPS. If its my regular driver she usually arrives in afternoon before 3.
     
  5. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Nope. I'll be busy dealing with the mass hysteria that is an iPhone launch. Gotta love selling cell phones. Not to mention, I'm not losing 8hrs in my paycheck for a phone...even if it is the Jesus phone. But if my phone delivers on launch day, I will be using my lunch break to drive home to get my phone Lol
     
  6. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    I have an excess of comp time..so I plan to take off Friday and get paid for it.
     
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    I wait in line...get my phone and then off to work... :)
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I don't mind staying up late for the preorder, but I'm certainly not taking off work for a delivery. UPS does a good job delivering with specific directions as well.
     
  9. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone may be delivered by FedEx and it usually is delivered by 10:00 am if I'm not mistaken.
     
  10. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    working from home to receive it. i wanted to do in-store pickup, but the option was not available.
     
  11. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    First week at my new job. I'll be sticking it out until at least 5 sadly.
     
  12. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I find the delayed gratification exciting... my coworker and I will both be eagerly anticipating the end of the day to go home to our new 7's. Will give me something to look forward to that day (while saving a vacation day :p )
     
  13. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    I'll be sitting at home, sipping a pina colada, waiting for my phone
     
  14. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Mine is shipping to work, but even if that wasn't an option I wouldn't take off. That seems crazy?
     
  15. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    I dont like delay. LOL
     
  16. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Lol, I should probably watch my words. Next thing I know, my preorder will be delayed by another month !
     
  17. MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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    I have to work tomorrow - as a cover manager so I took Friday off - My phone pre order is not saying I will get it on launch day but I am hoping something will happen anyway....:eek:
     
  18. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    I took the day off months ago. As soon as I read that Evan Blass was predicting a 9/16 launch.

    I made kids doctors appointments for that day just so it didn't seem like I was taking off for an iPhone launch...
     
  19. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Took a personal day. :)

    Get my phone and watch, have a door installed. Works.
     
  20. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    I will be teleworking so no need to take time off.
     
  21. Jnyce macrumors regular

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    I'll be teaching today's youth...til 3, driver usually comes at 4.
     
  22. unglued macrumors member

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    Crystal ball says I will have car problems Friday and can't make it to work...let the launch holiday begin lol
     
  23. ramonabynes macrumors regular

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    I told my boss on Friday that I might not come in on the 16th lol
     
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    Since my ship date is presently October 4-10, I may go to the store first thing in the morning to see if there's any stock of the elusive Jet Black. I haven't decided, but if I'm off, I will.
     

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