Easter Break: What are you up to?

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Not entirely sure about other countries but tomorrow (Good Friday) and Easter Monday are public holidays in the UK so mmmm... long weekend.

    But even better in my case, we have a privilege day which is an extra day off where the office is closed and it doesn't come out of your holiday allowance. So I'm not due back in the office till Weds morning... how tragic is that?

    So, yeah. Some DVD catching-up, some sleeping, dinner with friends, a little spring-cleaning, and maybe a movie on Tuesday afternoon when everybody else is back at their desk. :D

    What are you up to over Easter? And will you share your Easter egg?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Chill out by my aunts house and eat hotcross buns all day.....then do a little movie watching on the weekend with my family.



    Bless
     
  3. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    i'll be playin hot cross buns... oh yeah...;)
     
  4. zelmo macrumors 603

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    My company doesn't observe the Easter holiday, so we are working both Friday and Monday, plus I'll most likely be in for a few hours Saturday morning as well.
    Sunday is a family get together. The whole clan only gets together over holidays.
    Enjoy your break.:)
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    no official holiday days off (not that i'd get them anyways, as a temp)... but i'm taking monday and tuesday off to play some golf and hang out with my parents and niece and nephew. should be fun.
     
  6. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    We don't get those holidays off.... :( However, I will be running to the pharmacy to get my hands on some sweet, cheap Easter candy (Cadburry's--non of that crappy Russell Stover stuff) on Monday. I love it when it becomes like 90% off! :)

    Of all the holiday candies, Easter candy is my FAVE so it's my one time of year to splurge on some good stuff. :D
     
  7. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    This thread hasn't got legs then... shame.

    Average American's holiday allowance = 14-16 days, apparently. Not good.
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You poor little lamb. It must be hellish for you. :p

    Personally, me and Miss Jaffa Cake have got a nice lie in planned for tomorrow morning, while on Saturday we're off to see Hull City thrash hapless Burnley – followed by a trip to the in-laws for tea and to watch the first episode of Doctor Who. General pottering will follow on Sunday and Monday, before we reapply our noses to our respective grindstones on Tuesday.

    And that's about the size of it.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No days off here, either. We did get Cesar Chavez Day off though.
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    They're not holidays where I work, so working as normal. PLUS I'm doing weekend coverage this weekend. Yay!! :D
     
  11. zelmo macrumors 603

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    14-16? more like 9 for me. New Years' Eve, New Years' Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

    (Plus 1 week sick time and three weeks vacation)

    any Yanks get 14 holidays off per year?
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm.. I get even less than you. <sulk>

    New Year's Day
    MLK Day
    Fourth of July
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day
     
  13. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Public holidays don't count... the 14-16 days referred to vacation allowance, I believe.

    God knows, it's not like I have an authoritative source... just a random Google. :eek:
     
  14. dcv macrumors G3

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    Well first off... I'm hoping to have a nice lie-in tomorrow :)

    I'll be spending Easter Sunday with my parents, but apart from that have no major plans, so probably some general lazing as well as possibly getting round to a load of tasks I've been putting off, or haven't had the time for recently (god I'm a boring old fart!)

    Just realised I've only taken 3 days off (apart from the public holidays) in the past 12-13 months :eek:
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm flying down to Barcelona until Tuesday evening. And the weather will be <hits F12 twice> 21˚C and bright sunshine :)
     
  16. zelmo macrumors 603

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    lol:p It's all good, Miss BV.

    Say, how many public holidays are observed in the UK?
     
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Well, my kids have friday and monday off, but I still need to work. I've got to copyedit a manuscript, work on an article for Seed Magazine, do my taxes, and fulfil my regular cognitive daily blogging. So rather than being a break, this happens to be a rather busy time for me.
     
  18. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I really dont want to count how much i get but i know its not much....I would of had to go into work tomorrow if it wasn't for my department(thanking them)....they do not want to pay us just to sit in the office looking at the wall so everyone wins...


    Bless
     
  19. dcv macrumors G3

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    We have eight:

    New Year's Day
    Good Friday
    Easter Monday
    May Day
    Spring Bank Holiday (Whitsun)
    August Bank Holiday
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    Northern Ireland also gets an extra one on the 12th July, although they traditionally celebrate it by fighting :cool:
     
  21. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ah.. I don't get ANY public holidays off.. I get the appropriate amount of PTO (Paid time off) and have to take PTO when there is a holiday.

    But I have a lot accrued. 844.094 Hours of PTO..
     
  22. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    That's true for England, but I think our friends north of the border have a day or two more – they have an extra day off at New Year, for example, and I think another day in early August?
     
  23. dcv macrumors G3

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    Ahhh yes I think you're right. OK I'll say we have 8 in England and Wales then :p
     
  24. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    We're very badly done to in comparison. ;)
     
  25. emw macrumors G4

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    I'll be hanging out with my wife, kids and the in-laws. Usually pretty casual. Good food, good conversation, basically relaxing.

    I don't get Friday as a holiday, but I may take it off anyway, depending on how busy things are.
     

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