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Old 04-17-2017, 11:44 AM   #41
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I'm not sure if it's an official PD day, but some schools are doing parent/teacher interviews today.
Seems really odd to do parent/teacher interviews in the middle of a work day.

Sixty-nine per cent of Canadian families with at least one child under 16 are dual-earner families and with a few exception/unless you're a government employee today is a work day. The vast majority of people are not going to be able to make it to a parent/teacher interview today without gross inconvenience, so I can't fathom why they would plan it like that.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:48 AM   #42
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Seems really odd to do parent/teacher interviews in the middle of a work day.

Sixty-nine per cent of Canadian families with at least one child under 16 are dual-earner families and with a few exception/unless you're a government employee today is a work day. The vast majority of people are not going to be able to make it to a parent/teacher interview today without gross inconvenience, so I can't fathom why they would plan it like that.
All the schools my kids have attended (four now) scheduled interviews over the day and also in the evening. While I agree many (most?) people word 'regular' M-F 8-5 jobs a significant number of would be working shifts, weekends etc. and thus be available for mid week appointments.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:57 AM   #43
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No Federal holidays surrounding Easter weekend in the US.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:58 AM   #44
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:59 AM   #45
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Yes.

Well I mean technically I'm at work, but I'm getting paid and all I can think about is how pumped I am for the game tonight so basically.....
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:05 PM   #46
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Does she figure it will be a full 8-hour day for teachers, or just a partial day?


About 7 hours today. 8AM to 3PM.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:29 PM   #47
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My son's day home provider has the day off with pay. As a result I have the day off without pay.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:16 PM   #48
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I took last Thursday off, and today does seem quiet at the office.

10/10, will do again.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:20 PM   #49
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Seems really odd to do parent/teacher interviews in the middle of a work day.

Sixty-nine per cent of Canadian families with at least one child under 16 are dual-earner families and with a few exception/unless you're a government employee today is a work day. The vast majority of people are not going to be able to make it to a parent/teacher interview today without gross inconvenience, so I can't fathom why they would plan it like that.
It bleeds into the evening, so there exists an opportunity for those who work. Given that schools are closed and a lot of parents are forced to stay home (like moi), I suppose it isn't the craziest idea.
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Neither me, nor my teacher wife have the day off.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:46 PM   #51
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Are you a teacher with CBE? Both my kids are out of school today, so I thought it was a day off for teachers. Maybe a PD day?

Some provincial government employees definitely have today off, but it's business as usual in private industry from what I've seen.
Yep, PD day for teachers! We do compressed hours so 8-2 with no lunch.

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Old 04-17-2017, 03:15 PM   #52
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You are your own boss. You can close your office if you wanted to.
While true I do have a wife.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:30 PM   #53
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We have Easter Sunday as a paid holiday because once upon a time, we modeled ourselves after a city of Calgary program. There was a time when everyone expected us to be off on Easter Monday as most of the destinations were also closed.

However times are changing and the customers are expecting to be able to go to dr appointments and labwork and groceries... It seems that soon we will have to re-assess.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:48 PM   #54
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i am working but i get a day in lieu
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:51 PM   #55
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O&G. At work. Even the Calgary parking authority doesn't consider Monday a holiday in regard to free street parking.
I tried to pay for street parking downtown, and it was free.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:04 PM   #56
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I had the day off. Provincial government.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:05 PM   #57
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5 day weekend for me!!! Easter Monday is a holiday and my work gives everyone the Tuesday off. It was something negotiated by the union that they decided to roll out to the entire company.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:47 PM   #58
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I didn't even realize that after high school, Easter Monday actually had any importance in the work world for some people.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:18 PM   #59
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Not only did I get Momday off, I also got Thursday off as my scheduled day off. Utility industry baby.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:13 AM   #60
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Iceland we get Thursday, Friday and Monday as paid holidays, for pretty much everyone.
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