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Employees request to work, keep coffee shop open Christmas Day

Published On: Dec 25 2013 07:17:53 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 25 2013 08:05:19 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

Christmas Day was not a work holiday for some in Shasta County.

Folks in Redding still needed their caffeine to get through the day, which meant there were some busy workers in the city’s coffee shops.

At Dutch Bros. Coffee on Churn Creek Road cars lined up to get their caffeine fix. The employees at the location were happy to help. This coffee stand is normally open 24 hours.

According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, “the crew working [Christmas Day] have ALL specifically requested to work.”

The post stated that if nobody wanted to work they would have closed all the Dutch Bros. Coffee stands, but the employees said they enjoy serving the community.

“It's really fun. It's kind of become a tradition,” said employee Megan Furze. “This is my third year now working on Christmas, so I didn't want to break it.”

According the company’s Facebook page even though the employees were basically choosing to work voluntarily they were still, “compensated generously.”

“In the past it's not always been the case. We're like, 'come on people, work,'” said Furze. “But I think our job is really fun. So people want to come and work and you're working with your friends so it's like hanging out and spending Christmas with them.”

Furze said she is from the Santa Rosa area and spending time with her family was not an option on Wednesday so she wanted to spend the holiday with her Dutch Bros. Coffee clan.

The North Market St. stand was also open from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.