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Old 07-10-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The 5th was the best day at work I've had in awhile. Almost no one at work and I was able to work in peace and quiet.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No, but I'm glad. So many people took a vacation day that it was very peaceful and quiet around the office.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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4th and 5th were paid holidays for me.

I took PTO on the 3rd and made it a 5-day weekend and went away with the family.


This was with a 1.5B engineering/manufacturing company.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We have to take PTO for the 4th. It is not a "free" holiday.

Some people worked both days, but the reality was that there were very few people either day.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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My company didn't give us the 5th off BUT we get those days between xmas and new years off paid.
However, since most people were taking the 5th off anyway we weren't too busy and "the cat is away", so I came to work and made it a "City-Data Posting" day!
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this.

Is your business or place of employment giving employees July 5th off since the 4th is on a Thursday so they don't have to come in for only 1 day before the weekend?

If so, are you giving/getting a "free" holiday day off, or are you asking that they check in during the day by checking email/texts/voicemail and responding to any important things that arise (not day to day tasks).

Thanks!
We had a "Shutdown" day, which meant you had a choice of burning a day of vac or doing without pay. They refused to let us use the sick pay. So I went without as I had just done 77 hours and my paycheck was helpful.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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We were closed the 4th, open the 5th, but the majority of people (including me) took the 5th as a vacation day. I was not expected to check in, and even though I actually will frequently check my email on a vacation day, I didn't bother because I knew that so many other people were out, I wasn't going to get anything that had to be taken care of right away.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:34 AM
 
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We had early close on the 3rd, closed on the 4th & 5th. They were holidays so we were paid for them, nor was anyone expected to check in (although many people used the day off, and lack of new emails hitting their inboxes as an opportunity to catch up on work). If we weren't closed, I would have either used PTO or worked remotely (expecting that it would be a very quiet day regardless).
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:22 PM
 
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We have to take PTO for the 4th. It is not a "free" holiday.
Isn't this discouraged by state regulators unless it's essential or mission critical services

This is why I can't live in the South. You guys have crap protections when it comes to being an employee.

Now to clarify to my knowledge there is no specific law saying you have to give non-essential employees off federal holidays, but most employers in NY make it optional to work for retail (they give either 1.5x or 2x incentive pay) and in 90% of corporate non-exempt roles you get the day free. This is because the state legislators discourage not providing these holidays unless the role is absolutely mission critical 24/7/365
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:42 PM
 
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In my industry our holidays are the NYSE trading holiday calendar.

The 5th was a working day, and we closed at 1:00pm on July 3rd.
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