7 Replies to “Mailmen receive four day weekend.”

  1. Looks like your link is broken. But nothing should be closed except for Federal offices. I suppose banks, etc. could decide to close becuase they can’t get anything done, but I doubt it.

  2. The same thing as when Reagan died–the president can call a national day of mourning, on which all federal offices are closed. My wife is a federal employee and took last week off for vacation–but since Xmas was on Monday, she only really had to take four days off, and was going to get New Year’s off. She would have had to go back to work today, but got the news, so she gets another vacation day!

  3. Lee: Damnit, I knew someone would bring that up! But, most mailmen still only work five days a week, and so some did get the four day weekend… this would also count for those who have Wednesday off. Of course, does this mean those who already have Tuesday as an off day got hosed?

  4. Of course, does this mean those who already have Tuesday as an off day got hosed?

    My mom is a federal employee and whenver she’s already got a scheduled day off on a holiday she gets a floating holiday to take later. It’s actually a pretty good gig.

  5. David: no worries… but how many days off is that in Canadian?

    BTW, did I miss meeting you at Mack’s last week? We were the couple with the blonde 5-year-old running crazy.

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