A less popular fed petition: Actually, don't give us Christmas Eve off

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Update: Obama on Friday issued an executive order declaring Christmas Eve 2012 a federal holiday. See our story here. 

On the heels of an online petition to give federal employees Christmas Eve off passing the threshold to require an official White House response, a new petition has surfaced, asking for the exact opposite.

A federal worker from New York has created a petition on the White House’s We the People website, asking President Obama to “permit us to use our annual leave on Dec. 24th to be with family and friends, being thankful to have a job.”

“We do not need to be given another holiday when so many people are looking for work,” the employee wrote.

The Obama administration has not yet issued a response to the original petition to have the day off -- which would give the federal workforce a four-day weekend, as Christmas falls on a Tuesday.

As of this posting, the new petition had just 26 signatures, well shy of the 25,000 needed to trigger a White House response. 

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