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Poll: Are You Off Friday and Monday?

Old Jul 1st 2009, 6:46 pm
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We get friday off only (as a paid holiday)

We generally get the day after Thanksgiving off as an extra day

If we don't get some more work coming in soon, I'll be on one long UNPAID holiday
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Yikes, I just came back from eating in the Cafeteria provided by one of the large companies in our office building. They are closing down their offices and the cafeteria starting tonight and won't reopen until Tuesday morning. So their workers will be off Thursday, Friday and Monday, with pay.
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I work in a small CPA office (4 staff) and he's not giving us any day off!!! He said that he asked around and most private offices were open, so no holiday for us!

Actually I thought that was against the law. I was lead to believe that if the holiday falls on Saturday, you were entitled to a paid holiday on Friday and if it falls on Sunday, then it was a paid holiday on Monday. Of course this does not pertain to the retail industry. For those employees I thought they were double time for working on a holiday. I know back when I was 16 I was paid double when I worked for F.W. Woolworth's.
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Nope , no rest for the wicked I work in retail so the store is open and I will be working.
I've always maintained 4th July is for the Americans so working that day doesnt bother me ... plus I get double time and a half !!!

Have a Happy 4th !!!!

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Well that makes for a nice long weekend. Have fun.
My new company has a week long shut down this week, only shipping will work, all others off on Vacation or unpaid...except for newly hired Salaried Engineers, who luckily are off all week and paid. Great for the "Honey-do list" Mrs. IP has generated since moving in to our new home here.
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My new company has a week long shut down this week, only shipping will work, all others off on Vacation or unpaid...except for newly hired Salaried Engineers, who luckily are off all week and paid. Great for the "Honey-do list" Mrs. IP has generated since moving in to our new home here.
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Good for you IP or should I say good for Mrs IP? Hope it's all going well for you.
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Actually I thought that was against the law. I was lead to believe that if the holiday falls on Saturday, you were entitled to a paid holiday on Friday and if it falls on Sunday, then it was a paid holiday on Monday. Of course this does not pertain to the retail industry. For those employees I thought they were double time for working on a holiday. I know back when I was 16 I was paid double when I worked for F.W. Woolworth's.
I suspect it varies from state to state, but in some areas, the employers aren't required to give holidays off at all - it's at their discretion. Most will give their employees the major holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4 etc, but when it comes to the minor ones, President's Day, MLK Day and so on, most private companies don't honor them. For those who do work, time and a half is common.

At my first job in this country they used to ask for volunteers to work the holidays. My boss could never understand why I never volunteered even though I explained repeatedly that getting a day off and being paid for a full day was a better deal than working 8 hours for 1/2 as much more.

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My husband only has Friday off...with pay.
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If you fell face down in a cow pat you'd come up smelling of roses.

Good for you IP or should I say good for Mrs IP? Hope it's all going well for you.
Pictures etc, hung on walls, lawn mowed and trimmed Monday, new sofa and coffee table fpr sun room (and used riding mower purchased via Craig's list), plant new hostas Tuesday, towel holders etc hung up in bathrooms, pool set up, start wallpaper job in kitchen on Wed., plus associated trips to hardware stores for supplies (NOTE: If you have a Menard's close by, keep your wife OUT of it!!). Thursday looks to be more of the same....

I feel like Ray with all these chores to do. I need a Sanchez!!
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Doesn't really make a difference...I work remotely...my daily commute is as long as it takes me to get from my bed in my pj's to my laptop...
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I work for a big bank and we don't get Friday or Monday off! Seems a bit cheap to me
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I work at a university and most staff have Friday off with pay, myself included.

That said, I'm still getting used to this practice of holidays being observed on Fridays. I don't know when it changed, but for as long as I could remember, a holiday that fell on Saturday and Sunday was always observed on the following Monday. I liked it that way, it was more consistent.

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Originally Posted by Toonyank View Post
I work for a big bank and we don't get Friday or Monday off! Seems a bit cheap to me
Really? I always thought the banks got more holidays than anyone else.
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you missed the option off "not getting Friday or Monday off"...
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you missed the option off "not getting Friday or Monday off"...
Also missed the "No employer, both days off, no pay for either" option as well.
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