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No holiday
Today is Presidents Day, when we are supposed to celebrate a few of the more-favorite-in-legend deceased US presidents by staying home from work. My company used to give us this day as a holiday. It was very nice, having a random holiday in the middle of the dark and dreary month of February.

(Sure I would prefer having Groundhog Day off, but at least Presidents Day was something!)

Recently they switched to giving us Martin Luther King day off instead -- I guess to be more politically correct or something I don't know, but I wish they hadn't taken away our day in February.. Martin Luther King day is in the middle of January, really just a few days after we have returned from our New Year's holiday. (Okay two weeks, but still.)

Although I have to be honest with myself here and admit: I was not complaining in the least when I was told to stay home on MLK day.

In order to be ethically diverse and racially fair, I believe that my company should give us both days as holidays. Then we can celebrate the lives of dead men of all colors. Hmm. Actually they'd probably better give us some days for other races. Not to mention genders!

Naturally this has nothing to do with my wanting more holidays from work. I am just trying to be impartial and objective here.

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From: writerwench Date: February 19th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Naturally this has nothing to do with my wanting more holidays from work. I am just trying to be impartial and objective here."

But of course. Naturally.
elizilla From: elizilla Date: February 19th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm afraid the trend is the other way, to give fewer holidays all the time. I haven't had MLK Day off, ever. And I haven't had President's Day off since I was in school.

However it is a little quiter than usual for a Monday, on the support hotline today. We'll be paying for it big time tomorrow, though, as all the usual Monday-type calls come in on Tuesday, and the users are all in a hurry because they're a day behind on their weekly routines.
xtatic1 From: xtatic1 Date: February 19th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Look at it this way, you don't work at a University like some I could mention, at which you work on both MLK and Presidents' Days.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 19th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get tomorrow off. Mardis Gras don't'cha know.

Is "drunkard" a recognized ethnicity?
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 19th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, drunkard is a nationality according to Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 19th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got the day and the weather is great! Tomorrow I find out if I am really going to Dallas next week or not - I am actually hoping NOT since I've got so much to do around here.
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