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Labor Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Mr.WorldWide, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Mr.WorldWide

    Mr.WorldWide Smugly Inferior

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    So once again we celebrate a self appointed government holiday which mostly benefits (surprise, surprise) the government worker.
     
  2. Antilogic

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    Troll thread is trolling.
     
  3. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Happy Labor Day!

    Happy Holidays!

    Merry Christmas!
     
  4. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish Deity

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    My birthday is sometimes on labor day, so I deserve the day off regardless. :mischief:
     
  5. Azale

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    2/10 5chars
     
  6. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Did you have something you wanted to discuss in particular?
     
  7. Arwon

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    I agree it should be on May 1.
     
  8. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I get Labor Day off because I'm a laborer (in the general sense). I get Memorial Day off even though I didn't die in the uniformed service to my country. I don't get Veterans Day off even though I am a veteran.

    I wish they'd be more consistent about it.
     
  9. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    You can be working class, and be guaranteed no day off.
     
  10. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Trekkie At Large

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    Labor Day is an ersatz commemoration of the working man. Americans ought to celebrate it on the same day as the rest of the world on May 1st. The universal solidarity of the working man is the entire POINT.
     
  11. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    Labour Day should be every day :mischief:
     
  12. Lord Baal

    Lord Baal Deity

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    Labor Day is a phoney-bologna holiday invented by fat-cat union gangsters.

    We don't have it on May 1st over here, either.
     
  13. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Time and a half. WOOHOO!
     
  14. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

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    Bet you the car dealerships are open and your trusty salesman is working a twelve hour day with lunch on the fly for a salary (no time and a half lol) plus comm.

    Hope you sell a few comrades!
     
  15. Darkflight

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    All holidays are phony-bologna, we made all of them up.

    It really should be on May 1st though.
     
  16. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Echoing the "may first or gtfo" sentiment, especially given that the damn thing was an American invention to start with.
     
  17. Antilogic

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    I'm fine with two holidays. Especially if I get both of them off.
     
  18. civvver

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    The US doesn't have enough national holidays imo. Only counting the ones most people get off (or at least get holiday pay for) so we don't include president's day, mlk day etc (only banks and government employees get those) we only get six major ones: Independence day/4th of july, memorial day, labor day, thanksgiving, christmas and new year's day. Easter would be in there two but it's always on a weekend anyway. That's not much at all. By contrast I know a few people from Germany and they have tons of festivals and holidays in the summer. They get probably 3-4 weeks off just from festivals, spring ones, summer ones, fall ones. US workers work too much imo. In total I have a typical office job and I get 12 days of holidays and 15 days of vacation time, pretty decent, but a comparable job in germany has more like 40 days off total.
     
  19. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    How many federally mandated long weekends do you get in the U.S.? How many on average if you include state mandated ones?

    Curious how that compares to Canada - we get 7 or 8 long weekends a year (not sure exactly) in Ontario, not including Christmas or NYE.
     
  20. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I start my first paid job on Monday, sooo.....
    RAISE THE FLAG OF REVOLUTION COMRADES!!
     

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