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Old 02-10-2006, 11:46 AM   #61
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Dave... working at a bank we get the same as the Fed... there are more days than you think between Jan 2 and end of Nov...

Jan MLK
Feb Presidents'
May Memorial
July Independence
Sept Labor
Oct Columbus
Nov Veterans
Nov Thanksgiving

Now, your company might not give you these days, but they are Federal holidays.
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Re: What does Generation X want?
Old 02-10-2006, 12:40 PM   #62
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No other country has basically three days off between January 2 and the last week of November.*

Don't tell that to any of the old pharts baby boomers on this board though... they won't dispute your facts, they'll just call you silly names.*
Let's look at the ol' calendar here for U.S. national holidays... MLK Day on 16 Jan, President's Day on 20 Feb, Memorial Day on 29 May, Independence Day on 3 July, Labor Day on 4 Sep, Columbus Day on 9 Oct... what country are you referring to? What old-fart Boomer teacher taught you how to count?

What silly name would be appropriate for this demostration of counting ability? Or the credibility of your other claims?

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Hmmm...every company I've worked for gave us every national holiday off. But then its been almost 5 years...
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Outside of government sector jobs and banks, I have never seen any company offer mlk, Presidents' day, Columbus or Veterans day off.* Other folks on this board with 'real' private/public company jobs in metro areas can likely attest to holiday patterns similar to what I described.

Furthermore, even if the majority of the country did get days off on the days you described, it is still less than every other industralized nation in the world.
OK, gosh, Dave, I have to admit that you've won this pissing contest too.

And your credibility speaks for itself!
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Due to my stupid f%#*ing the vagaries of my schedule, I get no holidays off except Christmas if it's a scheduled workday. I do, however, get holiday pay.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:38 PM   #66
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I find that my GenX children and friends have about the same combination of idealism, cynicism, zeal to work hard, and desire to slack off that I did at their age (and that my father said he did at that age!). They're idealistic about what they want to do, cynical about the nature of large organizations and the behavior of people in them, excited by solving meaty problems, and bored by tedium.

No, I didnt focus my kids' education on feeling ripped off by taxes* :. But I strongly encouraged them to find enjoyable work coz they'd likely be doing it for 2-3 decades.

BTW I think the Baby Boom began in 1946--the first Boomers are turning 60 this year, right?
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Outside of government sector jobs and banks, I have never seen any company offer mlk, Presidents' day, Columbus or Veterans day off.* Other folks on this board with 'real' private/public company jobs in metro areas can likely attest to holiday patterns similar to what I described.

Furthermore, even if the majority of the country did get days off on the days you described, it is still less than every other industralized nation in the world.
Speaking as a Canadian that has worked for a large company in the U.S., Dave is right. I can remember getting no holidays between New Year's Day and Memorial Day (which is a pretty long stretch for someone that's used to their holidays )

In Alberta, we get the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Alberta Family Day (Feb. 20), Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Boxing Day. Man, I love Canada.
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Wow...I guess if you dont name the three people, you wont risk alienating 80% of the other posters here...
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I have only found about 3 people here who are over 50 here who can rationally challenge anything.
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Wow...I guess if you dont name the three people, you wont risk alienating 80% of the other posters here...
He hasn't figured out how to look up our ages, either!
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My last 2 companies gave 9 days off for holidays and two more "floating" days. We did not get any holidays from New Years to Memorial day. That is what the two floating days were for. These were big mega corps. companies and not Federal or other gov.

Most of the other folks I know in the industry have about the same holiday days off.
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We have 9 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, 1 week Xmas/New year shutdown (with pay). It's very attractive. Soon this will become history (just like our previous bonuses) after the merger with Boston Scientific or whoever.
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So Spanky, you are with Guidant?

I was with Valleylab, I have several Ex Employees with BS,.

I was TYCO'd, which worked out great.
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Howard,

Yes, I am still with Guidant. I heard that Boston Scientific does not pay well - wonder that will affect our pay.

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