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#1 Brett

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Do folks get off work for Presidents Day anymore? I didn't in the legal days (and I certainly don't now), but I don't know if that was a my-office-being-a-hardass kind of thing, or if it's pretty much commonplace now.

Just curious.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

It just happened to fall on my school's mid winter break (a two day "ski" break to help support tourism), but I don't think many schools take the day off anymore, and when I was in the private sector it was never taken off but was considered a "flex" day for 1.5 pay.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

I will be off...honoring all of the Presidents with every ounce of my being...

or just do nothing....we'll see

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

A doctor friend told me today that she gets tomorrow off, not sure if that is holiday related or just luck. I don't and it sucks, it would be nice to have a paid holiday between New Year's Day and Memorial Day.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:37 PM

I work at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and we don't get it off. The stock exchanges will be closed tomorrow and the Army gets it off (or at least it did when I was in).

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

I will gladly be at work from 7 AM to 7 AM the following morning. It is real nice to have a job that you enjoy doing

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

and no holiday pay, just normal pay

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

I have school, no break for me to celebrate dead people's birthdays.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

I have school, no break for me to celebrate dead people's birthdays.

It's President's Day, so in theory it will never be a dead person's holiday in that we should always have a living president. The downside? Jimmy Carter and his Misery Index get a holiday.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:06 AM


I have school, no break for me to celebrate dead people's birthdays.

It's President's Day, so in theory it will never be a dead person's holiday in that we should always have a living president. The downside? Jimmy Carter and his Misery Index get a holiday.

The actual name of the Federal Holiday today is Washington's Birthday. There have been a couple of time the feds tried to formally rename it to President's day (late 60's and again in the 80's) to include other Presidents (namely Lincoln) but has never has actually happened. Several states have done this for a State Holiday but not at the Federal level.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

I have school, no break for me to celebrate dead people's birthdays.

It's President's Day, so in theory it will never be a dead person's holiday in that we should always have a living president. The downside? Jimmy Carter and his Misery Index get a holiday.

The actual name of the Federal Holiday today is Washington's Birthday. There have been a couple of time the feds tried to formally rename it to President's day (late 60's and again in the 80's) to include other Presidents (namely Lincoln) but has never has actually happened. Several states have done this for a State Holiday but not at the Federal level.


Well I'll be a SOB. The interesting thing is that Google didn't do a doodle for the holiday.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:47 AM

The nuke plant will still be running, so I'll be there...

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:59 AM

I am quite gladly off today, as is the rest of my office, as one of our 8 paid holidays. My son is enjoying his first day off of "ski week", a concept that both troubles and confuses me a bit, especially considering his spring break is only five weeks away.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

I'm at work today but I know a ton of people off. No school either.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

I am quite gladly off today, as is the rest of my office, as one of our 8 paid holidays. My son is enjoying his first day off of "ski week", a concept that both troubles and confuses me a bit, especially considering his spring break is only five weeks away.

Eh, they are gradually moving towards year-round schooling is how I see the increase in school-year breaks. I remember in grade school, we got 2 weeks for Christmas, 2 days for Thanksgiving and Easter and we went from the day after Labor Day to the first week or two of May. I remember when it was a HUGE deal that we had our last day of school in June due to winter weather. Now, it seems in the local schools, if we have a really bad winter, they might be there until July.




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