Wow !! The corporate cheerleader is really on overdrive today. PA wasn't even mentioned and it gets jumped on.
The rumours are true - you are allowed a half day on Dec 24th, but you cannot be trusted to work from home.
Also, if you choose not to take holidays between Christmas and New Years and want to work on internal stuff or sales (if we ever get some), then you can't do this. Instead, you have to work during your holidays.
What adds insult to injury is that PA get a miserly 23 days, compared to anything up to 30 in IBM or ACN, so by deducting 4 days the partners really have us over a barrel
Merry Christmas Mr Middo