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Published December 25, 2010, 12:27 PM

Some Unlucky People Still Have to Work On Christmas

While many are spending the weekend with family, not thinking about work, some people are at work, even though it's a holiday. For one Grand Forks student, this is his opportunity to get a jump start on paying for school.

While many are spending the weekend with family, not thinking about work, some people are at work, even though it's a holiday.

For one Grand Forks student, this is his opportunity to get a jump start on paying for school. 22-year-old Travis Fleck is a student at The University of North Dakota and has worked at the Demers Interstate Cenex station for more than 3 years. Fleck says he doesn't mind working on Christmas Day.

"It's money that comes in. School is pretty expensive these days so it's nice to have a little extra spending money too," Fleck said.

While many people are with their families, Fleck likes to stay busy instead of going back to his hometown of Mandan.

"It's kind of boring going home because most of my friends have graduated and moved on to other places. At least here I have something to do. It's better to work than just sit at home and do nothing," Fleck said.

The Cenex station is close to UND, with a lot of students working holiday shifts for that extra cash.

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