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    The I'm at work on MLK day thread

    So, despite all the courts being closed and the subway nearly desolate on the way in, our law firm is open today. Naturally this would be great with the exception that I am salary and do not benefit from holiday time pay. Anyone else stuck at work today and feeling jaded?

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    I'll be going to work in a couple of hours. In lieu of holiday pay for today we get a floater, which can be used at any time of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I'll be going to work in a couple of hours. In lieu of holiday pay for today we get a floater, which can be used at any time of the year.
    A floater? Ewwww.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I'll be going to work in a couple of hours. In lieu of holiday pay for today we get a floater, which can be used at any time of the year.
    Apparently we have a "optional" holiday to choose from & MLK was one of them. This would have been nice to know prior to today. My boss didn't even know it was a holiday today, go figure. Guess I will be taking Presidents Day off instead.

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    I work for an architecture firm that primarily deals with government clients. Clients aren't working, but we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    A floater? Ewwww.
    Why eww? I can take a paid day off any time. I could have even used it today but I didn't need to.

    I get 7 of them. I can even make a new vacation week!!
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    We don't get holiday pay on "government" holidays, only Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    I've had jobs where I had to work on Thanksgiving. Quit yer *****in.

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    Days like this I really appreciate being a federal employee.
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    We don't get today off, but we to get Good Friday off. Must be something about a place historically composed almost entirely of 40+ year old white guys. Actually, the holiday policy here is pretty good otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramas View Post
    So, despite all the courts being closed and the subway nearly desolate on the way in, our law firm is open today. Naturally this would be great with the exception that I am salary and do not benefit from holiday time pay. Anyone else stuck at work today and feeling jaded?
    I'm at another law firm that's open for no reason.
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    workin and billin. gotta pay da bills, yo

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    A floater? Ewwww.
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    Why eww? I can take a paid day off any time. I could have even used it today but I didn't need to.

    I get 7 of them. I can even make a new vacation week!!
    A floater.

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    I work for myself. The boss says I gotta work today, so I listened.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    I'm off today, but only because its my regular days off. I don't get holidays off unless I put in for leave. I get my holidays as an extra bank of leave called "holiday leave" that's the perk and draw back of being an essential gov't employee. On some holidays its dead, like Christmas, but on others it's crazy, like Black Friday and New Years Morning. I like the term "floater" I'm gonna use that and see if I can get it to catch on.
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    hello kitty is evil. i was thrown out of the shop for trying to take a pic. evil big corporate strong arm tactics. kitty is dead to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shouldberiding View Post
    We don't get holiday pay on "government" holidays, only Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    I've had jobs where I had to work on Thanksgiving. Quit yer *****in.
    Try the oilpatch. No such thing as holidays. Rigs never shut down for the calender.

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    I'm off but since Monday is a 9-hour day and we only get 6 hours off for the holiday, I have to use an hour of my accrued vacation, exec or floating time.

    Went for a ride and got hit by a car so now I'm sitting in my recliner on my left side and trying no to bleed on the keyboard.

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    I'm working... the only advantage of coming in today is that apparently most of the people in my office are not. I got a prino parking space! And another plus... no phone calls today. Not one as of yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Went for a ride and got hit by a car so now I'm sitting in my recliner on my left side and trying no to bleed on the keyboard.
    Huh????? well... hope you feel better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Huh????? well... hope you feel better!
    Thanks, I'm feeling better now that the pain pills are starting to work.

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    I once worked at a job where there was an extremely unusual and reasonable holiday policy.

    Every day was a work day. You got 9 floating holidays per year. You got to choose which days would be holidays for you, but they had to be real holidays according to SOME tradition. So Christmas and New Years were work days, unless you wanted to use one of your 9 days to take off on one or both of them. If you're Jewish, you could work on Christmas but use your holidays for Jewish holidays. And so on for other traditions. Very nice.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    I'm off but since Monday is a 9-hour day and we only get 6 hours off for the holiday, I have to use an hour of my accrued vacation, exec or floating time.

    Went for a ride and got hit by a car so now I'm sitting in my recliner on my left side and trying no to bleed on the keyboard.
    This post is freaking me out! I hope you're kidding, or its very minor.
    Quote Originally Posted by coasting
    hello kitty is evil. i was thrown out of the shop for trying to take a pic. evil big corporate strong arm tactics. kitty is dead to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makel View Post
    This post is freaking me out! I hope you're kidding, or its very minor.
    Don't freak out. My wife picked me up, took pictures of my bike, clothing and body then made me lunch. Tomorrow I'll have x-rays and drop the bike off at the shop.

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    I'm glad I didn't need to waste my FTO on a single day in the middle of winter because someone says I have to. OTOH, I'm glad government emplyees have to waste their vacation today, one less day to hassle working folks!

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