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Old 09-28-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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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
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: US
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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
How about,

We need more holidays for everyone. You had no problem listing a few christian holidays.

You know Yom Kippur was today. Why didn't we get off work for that? If September 19th fell on a weekday this year we should have gotten off work for that, too unless you are discriminating against Pastafarians. Flying Spaghetti Monster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

May His Noodliness bless you,

Ramen.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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There are more holidays. Nobody works the days before and after holidays.

In the end, SOMEbody's gotta do the work.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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oh, YAY!!!! Lets have more holidays where retail people STLL have to work, and not get any extra pay! Sounds like a GREAT idea to me!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Festivus for the rest of us!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think school kids in New York City do get Yom Kippur off. At least I thought I heard that somewhere.

Considering "Martin Luther King Day" we could have "Cesar Chavez Day" and "Susan B. Anthony Day."
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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How about right now?
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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oh, YAY!!!! Lets have more holidays where retail people STLL have to work, and not get any extra pay! Sounds like a GREAT idea to me!
That's precisely why we should start observing Boxing Day...give the retail/shipping/etc... workers a much-deserved break!
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The U.S. has only few Federal/Public holidays, unlike most other countries.
Let me take a wild shot in the dark here, like Sweden has? We have enough national holidays already.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I've often thought we need more holidays. We have enough already? 10 is enough?!? And most folks only get 8 off unless you work for a bank.
After New Years day most of us don't get another day off until Memorial Day.
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