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Title: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: hangook77 on July 05, 2021, 11:48:09 am
Government made new red days this year only - second semester.

They are Monday's following holidays that fall on the weekends.

These temporary red days for this year will be on:

August 16th
October 4th
October 11th
December 27th

Evidently, the government wants people to spend and travel.

Mark it on your phone and calendar.

Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: CO2 on July 05, 2021, 11:51:12 am
This is how it's worked in Ontario forever.

You get so many holidays a year. The fact that it happens on a SAT/SUN shouldn't bone one out of a day off at the whim of the calender.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: VanIslander on July 05, 2021, 11:55:04 am
They are Monday's following holidays that fall on the weekends.
Nooooo. I already get Mondays off this year. :(  Dang.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: D.L.Orean on July 05, 2021, 11:57:50 am
Nooooo. I already get Mondays off this year. :(  Dang.

That's a selfish mindset. This will benefit millions of workers across the country.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: hangook77 on July 05, 2021, 12:29:31 pm
This is how it's worked in Ontario forever.

You get so many holidays a year. The fact that it happens on a SAT/SUN shouldn't bone one out of a day off at the whim of the calender.
 

In the Maritimes and in most places too.  But you are preaching to the choir here. 
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: hangook77 on July 05, 2021, 12:29:59 pm
That's a selfish mindset. This will benefit millions of workers across the country.


I'm sure he was kidding.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: CO2 on July 05, 2021, 12:32:28 pm
 

In the Maritimes and in most places too.  But you are preaching to the choir here. 

Yeah, no one is gonna complain about more vacation days. haha
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on July 05, 2021, 01:09:00 pm
 

In the Maritimes and in most places too.  But you are preaching to the choir here. 
Not in good ol' USA!
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: VanIslander on July 05, 2021, 01:55:06 pm
That's a selfish mindset. This will benefit millions of workers across the country.
It would benefit millions plus one if it was the Friday off before the weekend holiday long weekend. :)
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: tylerthegloob on July 05, 2021, 01:57:23 pm
except for people who already have fridays off (???)
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: hangook77 on July 05, 2021, 03:23:24 pm
Actually just found out education ministry will keep the school year at 190 days with no flexibility meaning a few extra days at the start or the end of the second semester.  But nice to take off days in between I guess. 
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: thunderlips on July 05, 2021, 04:57:18 pm
except for people who already have fridays off (???)


Yeah and all those unemployed too!
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on July 05, 2021, 06:26:11 pm
You literally have no clue

“Public holidays with paid time off is generally defined to occur on a day that is within the employee's work week. When a holiday occurs on Saturday or Sunday, that holiday is shifted to either Friday or Monday for work purposes. Most employers follow a holiday schedule similar to the federal holidays of the United States, with exceptions or additions. The federal holiday schedule mainly benefits employees of government and government regulated businesses; however, this sector only comprises 15% of the working population.”
Thank you for the clarification.

Just going off of how things were back when I was schlepping at an hourly. You're right for salary.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: gogators! on July 06, 2021, 05:59:05 am
Not in good ol' USA!
Are you that out of touch?

"The United States celebrates Independence Day on July 4 every year.  In 2021, that falls on a Sunday, so Monday, July 5, is the associated Federal holiday.  Government offices and many businesses will be closed."
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: Mr C on July 06, 2021, 07:34:03 am
There is no justification for removing my comment!

Unless you go back and remove about 5,000 of Mrs. Pentherby's.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: thunderlips on July 06, 2021, 07:34:45 am
Why did my comment get deleted???
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: plan b on July 06, 2021, 07:40:17 am
Not much of a break for those in public schools though as the school year days have to be adjusted. You'll get the red days off, but will have to make up for them :(
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: hangook77 on July 06, 2021, 07:46:42 am
Not much of a break for those in public schools though as the school year days have to be adjusted. You'll get the red days off, but will have to make up for them :(

Yeah, I said it above.  But still nice to have some breather days in the middle of the semester, I guess.  I would prefer to take more time off in the fall when the weather is actually nice here.  (October.)
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: Mr C on July 06, 2021, 07:58:20 am
Yeah, I said it above.  But still nice to have some breather days in the middle of the semester, I guess.  I would prefer to take more time off in the fall when the weather is actually nice here.  (October.)

Research shows that attentiveness and effectiveness in schools improves if there is at least one school day off per month.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: Renma on July 06, 2021, 08:04:28 am
Certain men with ven have been drinking and deleting comments in the early hours again.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: hangook77 on July 06, 2021, 01:49:29 pm
Research shows that attentiveness and effectiveness in schools improves if there is at least one school day off per month.

For me too.  Ha ha. 

But seriously, I wish May and October had the vacations here instead of summer and winter here when the weather is less good. 
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: pkjh on July 06, 2021, 02:06:35 pm
Not much of a break for those in public schools though as the school year days have to be adjusted. You'll get the red days off, but will have to make up for them :(
I believe my school, and probably a lot of other schools, is marking those days a 'home training' days (자가연수). Or some other self-development scheme.
Title: Re: Government made new red days this year only - second semester.
Post by: leaponover on July 08, 2021, 03:50:29 pm
Government made new red days this year only - second semester.

They are Monday's following holidays that fall on the weekends.

These temporary red days for this year will be on:

August 16th
October 4th
October 11th
December 27th

Evidently, the government wants people to spend and travel.

Mark it on your phone and calendar.


This is how it's worked in Ontario forever.

You get so many holidays a year. The fact that it happens on a SAT/SUN shouldn't bone one out of a day off at the whim of the calender.

I imagine it's like this most places.  You have the actual holiday and the observed day, and it's never observed on a weekend. (because most businesses are closed on a weekend).  I told students we did this in the US and they were in utter shock.  I'm glad they finally get to experience it here.