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Post Reply Who will also have Monday 1/2/2016 off ?
Posted 1/1/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

interesting..

i only get 8 day a year. and if one of those days fall on a weekend. eh.. it's just like a normal weekend..

not many companies will count black Friday, day after new year or day after Christmas


Most tech companies I've worked for in the past have been quite liberal with PTO and holidays. At a former company, there would be "outings" where the sales team would go on a hiatus to Yosemite for a week (5 working days) where the development team could either choose to go with them, have our own outing (which usually meant going to a nearby arcade for 8 hours a day on the company dime), or just stay home. The whole "Day After Thanksgiving/New Years/Christmas" is pretty common in my experience due to the fact that most people are traveling during this time (from their destination).

Construction and retail, when I worked in those fields, would barely offer any PTO. The plumbing company I used to work for as an apprentice had a union that I had to join; whereas they voiced the need for at least 14 days of PTO plus federal holidays. Before my apprenticeship was over I had a good amount of stashed PTO for the end of the year. The ones that annoy me are companies that institute a policy where you only get so many days per year upon working a certain number of months. "Work six months to get five business days off" kind of logic. Then you have everyone taking all of Christmas off because they know that their PTO resets at the end of the year and working Christmas won't add to next year's PTO.
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Posted 1/1/17
I haven't been to work since December 22nd. We got a bunch of Holiday days off and I took off 3. It'll be weird going back Tuesday.
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I have off, which is very nice! Christmas I had a 4 day weekend, since I had to use up my last single day of vacation. Then we have a three day weekend with New Years.
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Im off haha, but i had to work today
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Posted 1/1/17 , edited 1/1/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

It's 2017 in another 10hr27min..


first Christmas and now New Year.. both fall on a Sunday..

so unless you work for the city/state/federal it will be work like normal on Monday...

so much for 3-4 day weekend..



I am not sure where I was in the USA in 1/2/2016... But in 1/2/2017 I think I have the day off...

OR ARE YOU A TIME TRAVELER! TEACH ME YOUR SECRETS IF SO.

*hint* Look at title *hint*
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Posted 1/1/17
Whenever a company holiday falls on the weekend, we always have either the Friday (if the Holiday falls on Saturday) or Monday (If the Holiday falls on a Sunday) off. I always assumed that was the case for most major corporate workplaces, not just government jobs.
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Posted 1/1/17
Off with pay!

Who I work for is pretty good about giving us holidays off. It's nice. I worked them in retail when I was younger so it's a nice change.
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Posted 1/1/17

ninjitsuko wrote:


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Who do you work for?! Those are some really generous holidays days off!!


lol. I work for a startup tech company that's been around for a while. We have some of our OG dev team in India who get off far more than that, so I guess they felt obligated to be as generous with our days off as possible. To be fair, though, originally it was only two weeks off PTO (for all). There are a few of us that exchanged raises for an additional week of PTO off. I make enough, so I've given up two raises in lieu of PTO. Holidays are holidays, though.

Last time I checked the 30 or so that still work in our India office get off around 6 weeks just for holidays/celebrations, not including their 2-8 weeks PTO (depending on seniority and salary).
I work for a start up as well and I get off on those days too

Start ups are usually funded by investors, so there are many perks. Like exclusive access to rich people's parties
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Posted 1/1/17

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VZ68 wrote:

Off with pay.



I work in an office so same here. Paid holidays are SO nice! (I did the whole retail thing, so I know how working holidays feels--without the time and a half or VERY limited staff on days that WERE. Definitely don't miss those retail days at ALL!)


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Posted 1/1/17 , edited 1/1/17
I have to work Monday. I'm getting paid 8 hours holiday pay for today, no 8 hours if I call in on Monday. If I work a few hours on my day off and work the rest of the week through I'll have 40+ hours of overtime alone for this pay period.
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Monday is a public holiday in the Bahamas so I'm off. My big brother isn't so fortunate since he works in a casino and ended up getting the holiday shift. He had to work Christmas too.
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Posted 1/1/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


ninjitsuko wrote:

No, not a contractor. It's just that the company I work for follows federal holidays; since they didn't know what days to give us off when they started off. Employee handbook states we get off the following days:

- New Years Eve
- New Years Day
- Day After New Years
- Memorial Day
- Labor Day
- Independence Day (4th of July)
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving
- Day After Thanksgiving
- Day before Christmas
- Christmas
- Day After Christmas

Plus I have 4 weeks of PTO (can only take a maximum of two weeks in a row unless due to a family emergency) for a year. That's pretty much my holiday schedule. There are exceptions, as I'll randomly work on a holiday to give myself a "floating holiday" to take without it impacting my PTO (especially if I'm out of PTO days, but they reset ...... well.. today).


interesting..

i only get 8 day a year. and if one of those days fall on a weekend. eh.. it's just like a normal weekend..

not many companies will count black Friday, day after new year or day after Christmas


Where I work, we don't get days off on holidays, we get holiday pay, but then only on New Years Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanks Giving Day, and Christmas Day.
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Posted 1/1/17
I got the Monday after Christmas off as well as the Monday after New Years off since both fell on Sundays. I only get the big 6 off though, so that is why :/
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Posted 1/1/17
I work at a walmart and I am willing to tell you that I actually like working holidays and weekends. If I could I'd like to never work Mondays or Fridays because those tend to be the busiest days (working wise) that i've noticed. But they insist on giving me consecutive days off which I hate. So I have/had New Year's and day after off.

On the subject of PTO I was one of the very few in my store to actually get PTO time mid-december, I was able to watch Rogue One 3 times because of it. I was getting Thurs-Sat off that week anyway whether or not they were going to let me have it.

And walmart recently introduced a new vacation system with the PTO so full-timers get 80 hours to roll-over into the next year (which starts in February).

I see my family every day so whether or not I have the holidays off I honestly don't care, we can just celebrate on a different day, which I don't think many people realize.
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Does Wal-Mart even have full time employees that aren't management?
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