Originally Posted by Gary
Every store I managed, I tried to make the holiday schedules as fair as possible. I put up sign up sheets for the employees and asst managers to pick 2 of the last 3 holidays(Thanksgiving, Xmas, & New Years) they preferred to work. I also kept track of how many holidays each employee worked, so on one was having to pull all the holidays while someone else always had them off. It wasn't perfect, but it was the best I could do within company guidelines.
I did the same thing. As long as you do all you can and the employees know everyone will be asked to work an equal amount it usually works out alright.