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Old 09-30-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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Halloween definitely needs to be a day off holiday. Its one holiday that a neighborhood/community can celebrate together. When I have kids, if I have kids, I'm taking off halloweens. You better believe it. Pumpkin pancakes in the morning trick or treating in the evening and the great pumpkin before bedtime. It has to suck rushing home from work trying to get out and trick or treat and enjoy the holiday before it gets too dark. Office Halloween parties are pretty blasť as well. Waste.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Default American's are WAY overworking!!

American's are WAAAAY overworking. I feel bad for them!

Working even on holidays?! Why are retails for example open on Good Friday, Easter, Day after Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day?! Even non-retailers work on most of these holidays. American's also rarely goes on vacation outside the U.S., some even never left their state

This is one of the main reasons why it makes me think about moving to either Canada or back to Europe!

STOP WORKING ON HOLIDAYS & ENJOY LIFE!! Life is too short for working 24/7!

U.S. should also observe Easter Monday and Boxing Day (Day after Christmas!) Those two are EXTREMELY important!!!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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You don't have to work on holidays.

The great thing about this country is that you have the opportunity to work as much or as hard as you want to better your life (in whichever way you decide it needs to be bettered).
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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You don't have to work on holidays.

The great thing about this country is that you have the opportunity to work as much or as hard as you want to better your life (in whichever way you decide it needs to be bettered).
Yeah, but how many actually take off during these holidays? Most of them are not even allowed to take off except for Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, but how many actually take off during these holidays? Most of them are not even allowed to take off except for Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.
There are plenty of jobs where you are not forced to work those holidays. They may not be as desirable, though. But that's your choice. Besides, if you're not christian, who cares about being off for xmas?
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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There are plenty of jobs where you are not forced to work those holidays. They may not be as desirable, though. But that's your choice. Besides, if you're not christian, who cares about being off for xmas?
I am Christian, and so is over 80% of people living in the U.S.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Whatever. Holidays and weekends are all made up days in our heads and assigning them special value is all up to you. I don't really care one way or another. I work whenever I have to because people need me to be there. If you don't want that kind of job, don't work there.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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The U.S. has only few Federal/Public holidays, unlike most other countries.

Why not having more days off/half days off from work? Such as Good Friday, Easter Monday, Boxing Day (Dec 26), half day on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

We need more holidays, particulaly Christian
Why? Why the "need" for more holidays?
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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The day after St. Patrick's Day should be a federal holiday. It's really hard to go work after the next day after all those pints of Guinness and shots of Jameson whiskey..
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