US folk: does your employer/school give you Martin Luther King Day off?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, Jan 17, 2004.

MLK Day: a day off for you?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2004.
  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
  2. No

    13 vote(s)
  1. USC is completely closed on MLK Day--the university's gates are even locked (and we're talking about a fairly formidable barrier, being that it's in South Central and all)--but my roommate, who works at Northrop Grumman up in Azusa, has work. I find it somewhat odd that the nation's second-largest defense contractor doesn't give its employees a federal holiday off.

    How 'bout the rest of you?

    (BTW, please don't answer this poll if you're not a US resident.)
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    Gloriously yes.
  3. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Not a day off, but then again, I work in a restaurant. (And the semester hasn't started yet).
  5. Ditto to what Brendan said.
  6. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I worked Christmas Eve and New Year's, too. Public Access TV is a high priorty event, ya know...
  7. We get school off for it but I doubt work closes. It is McDonalds after all...

  8. Nope. PSU has class Monday.
  9. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    No school for me or my bro, but my Mom has work.
  10. I goto a public school, so yes it celebrates all federal holidays.
  11. School no. stupid work
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I pretty sure my brother has work(works at another large DoD contractor)...anyway, it's their unions' fault, IMO.

    Anyway, MLK Day is one of my 10 Federal holidays.
    I kinda wish the Super Bowl was this weekend.
  13. Gabe


    Jan 21, 2003
    My highschool has class.
  14. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    Yep-i get it off from school. I'm not sure if i have to work or not though-we're open i think regular hours [the mall]. That's all
  15. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I work at a Teen Center. I have to go in earlier because the kids aren't in school.

    (But I don't mind, I need the hours.)
  16. no day off for me no work no pay i need pay
    sucks but someone has to build this country
  17. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    I'll be having a thoroughly pleasant day in school. :mad: :mad: :mad:
  18. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    It's a FEDERAL holiday.

    I work in the food business. We work Monday so
    my customers get their food shipments next week.
    On time. Every week. All year.

    I take off Thanksgiving Day, Xmas, July 4th and New Years. I also take Memorial Day, because that is my choice. I pay for it in unpaid overtime the
    next day.

    But you get your fish delivered. On time, I hope.

    My rubbish guy works more than I do, the trash stream continues, he takes a day off, he has to make up later for the Xmas he spent with the kids ... by working overtime.

    Glorius ....
  19. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Here, it's a four-day weekend for the day whores (mission-support folks with Mon-Fri work schedules), plus next Friday off for Lunar New Year (which is actually Thursday). Tough life.

    For those of us with a 24/7/365 mission, it's business as usual. I'll be working a swing, keeping a wary eye on those godless commie bastards to the north (no offense to present company), so everyone else can get stinko. No tears though--I have Tues night off, and it's $1 beer night downtown. I'd say that's a fair trade. :cool: