It's Labor Day - Anyone Else at Work?

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  1. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    Who would have thought, working on Labor day. isn't that exactly the opposite of what Labor Day is about??

    who else is stuck at work today???
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Not I, but I am going to eventually get off my ass and clean my closet.
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    I'm at work, but writing a freelance article, so I'm at work, but not working for work. Our office is technically closed.
     
  4. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it is Labor Day. In celebration thereof, I labor.
     
  5. michael.lauden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    haha i feel ya.

    the 2pm-11pm shift sure is going to feel great tonight.
     
  6. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    I too am laboring in celebration of labor day. 5am-3:30pm in the laboratory, time and a half though, $40/hr ftw!
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    Pick me, pick me! I work in couple of hours! But with extra compensation. So I don't mind. :)
     
  8. michael.lauden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i hate you. i'm a temp so i don't receive anything special until 90 days of employment. and thanks to getting laid off, this is week #2. radical
     
  9. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    We moan and groan (OK, well, I do, sometimes) about having to work on Labor Day. However, given that almost 10% (in the US) of us are out of work these days, I am at least a bit grateful I have a job to kvetch about. I know too many people who are unemployed/underemployed these days...
     
  10. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    I'd work 20 hrs of overtime a week if I could. Mmmm jobs, nomnomnomnomnom.

    Edit: You said kvetch... hehe.
     
  11. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Oh my, did I really? In public?:eek:

    I'm on salary, which has been redefined to be "indentured servitude", more or less. In my line of work (IT), Salary == 24/7 on call, so sometimes it feels like I'm bringing home $1.50 an hour...

    Still... I ain't complaining. Too loud...
     
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  13. terp2007 macrumors member

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    Currently at airport going to Florida to work for the week. Traveling on the holiday is worse than working.
     
  14. jmann macrumors 604

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    That's why you leave the day before, either early or late, to avoid all the smelly airplane people. :p
     
  15. Rt&Dzine, Sep 7, 2009
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    Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a free-lancer and got stuck having to work today. But right now I'm procrastinating on Mac Rumors. :D
     
  16. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Eh? I thought Holiday pay was supposed to be double pay. I thought it's suppose to be 1.5x for over time, and 2x for holidays (basically you're getting paid for work and getting paid for the holiday. Those who take a holiday off still gets 1x pay.)

    Well, I'm working today too. No overtime, pay no holiday pay. Salary.:(
     
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