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I see it every year! | WANTS ALL STATUES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TORN DOWN STILL TAKES COLUMBUS DAY OFF AS A PAID HOLIDAY AT HER CUSHY GOVERNMENT JOB | image tagged in memes,college liberal,statues,christopher columbus,columbus day | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Don't like Christopher Columbus? But like Columbus holiday? | WHAT DO YOU MEAN TAKE AWAY MY PAID HOLIDAY WHERE I GO TO PROTEST THE NAME OF THE PAID HOLIDAY | image tagged in triggered liberal,memes,triggered,columbus day | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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OH that's good...post it!
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Hey, thanks! I've submitted it.
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Awesome!! Time to head on over and lend some support!!
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7 ups, 2 replies
I don't know about other states but here in south Dakota its called native American day now
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6 ups
That's true. I've done work on reservations and seen that printed on calendars.
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5 ups
It's still Columbus Day in Texas, although I think individually some people just call it "government holiday."
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The want separation, but still take Canada day off with pay.
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11 ups, 1 reply
Right? I'm a contractor at a gov't office, second time doing that kind of work. What's really whack is that the gov't employees take the holiday, but we still have to come in.

What really grinds my gears is that I don't even get Veterans Day as a paid holiday AND I'M A VETERAN while the gov't employees still take off.

You always hear political candidates talk about wanting to run the gov't like a business. Great idea. It will never work, though, because the employees are too well entrenched and they like their cushy benefits way too much to sacrifice anything for their country.

Out!
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5 ups, 1 reply
Instead of, you know, griping about it?
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I think their point is that they don't get it off as a veteran but government employees who have never been in the military get it off.
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3 ups, 1 reply
That's just a negative person then. People who hate unions still get Labor Day as a paid holiday and you don't see me griping about it.
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So a veteran is negative because they don't get a paid day off for a holiday honoring them? And you try to compare that to Labor Day, which by the way goes beyond that of unions. Labor Day is in celebration of the entire labor movement. Yes it was proposed by a union, but it is not honoring only unions. It is also a celebration for the end of summer. Sounds like to me that you are trying to justify your hatred towards those who have served and are currently serving in the military.
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Wow. Could you maybe turn the aggression down to ten and try your respomse again? Where are you getting the notion that I "hate" anybody?
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Go back and read my comment over again, it is all spelled out there. You think a vet shouldn't have a problem not getting a paid day off for a holiday that is honoring them. You think any vet that "complains" about it and states it is wrong that government employees that have never served get it off paid is a negative person. You think that instead of "complaining" about it that they should just get a different job that does give them the paid holiday. To me that shows complete disrespect for them, saying they shouldn't be honored for their service with the day off, no matter what job they have, especially if it is something they really enjoy. Why should they take a job they don't want to get that day off instead of them just receiving it? How about you justify your comments and explain how they don't show any hatred towards people who have served.
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Ok I'll spell it out as simply as I can...

If a person complains about someone else having a thing that he hasn't, rather than get the thing himself, then he is being negative. Not just a veteran, but any human person. As an example, if I complained about coworkers getting more desirable work assignments without ever trying (which could be as simple as asking my supervisor for some easy work or as complex as increasing my knowledge base) to get those better assignments myself, then I would say that *I* was being a negative person.

And, to be fair, getting Veteran's Day off paid need not necessarily involve a change of work either. OP could speak to his/her management and lay out a convincing case for why s/he (and other military veterans with the employer) should have Veteran's Day off with pay, and effect a change of corporate policy. OP could, as many African-Americans do to observe MLK Day, take a day of vacation or other paid time off to observe Veteran's Day. OP could convince his/her coworkers to organize as a union and bargain in their contract for Veteran's Day as a paid holiday. OP could apply to work for their state government, apparently doing the same or similar work, and get Veteran's Day as a paid holiday.

Now, as a follow-on question to your last comment, do you also support special treatment for other minority groups or do you think everyone should be treated equally? For example, should a Mexican-American worker be given Cinco de Mayo as a paid holiday or a Muslim worker be given Eid al-Fitr as a paid day off?
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So in your example (which is completely unrelated and a completely different set of circumstances than dealinmg with veterans day) what exactly did you do to deserve different work assignments that are more desirable? Were you there longer? Do you have the same qualifications to do that work? Do your coworkers have the same qualifications to do your work if you were to change work loads? Basically, what entitles you to tell your boss that you deserve a different work load that is more desirable? Veterans have fought for years about trying to get the day off, and in most instances they have lost the fight. So going to HR and pleed with them about being able to get it off paid (and it is ridiculously stupid to suggest they use a vacation day, sick day, or other form of paid time off that they also earned) when it is something they earned when they served this country. The whole point of what I have been saying is that they already earned it, they shouldn't have to pleed, beg, or use other earned time off in order to take the day off paid.

BTW, contradict yourself much? "And, to be fair, getting Veteran's Day off paid need not necessarily involve a change of work either......OP could apply to work for their state government, apparently doing the same or similar work, and get Veteran's Day as a paid holiday." But I thought you said they didn't necessarily need to change their jobs? Even doing the same work, say an electrician for a private company and changing to an electrician for the coty government are 2 different jobs, not to mention 2 completely different environments that could make working for the city be completely undesirable.

Cinco de Mayo- no. Now there could be an argument made for them to take September 16th off as it is the Mexican Independence Day. Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday for them, but is it a necessary holiday to take off? I don't know as I am not that familiar with it. In a way it could be seen similar to Good Friday, but how many Christians get to take that day off paid, even with Easter on Sunday. But if you want to question whether or not I think everyone should be treated equally, I view that as a trap question, and it also opens up the possibility of people trying to justify getting nearly any and every single day off paid that they want. And when I mean I see it as a trap question, I will explain with one question. Would it be considered racist for there to be a paid holiday that only white Americans get off?
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No liberal I know takes Columbus Day off.
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Good one. So hypocritical. Look for the one I'm submitting tomorrow. It's kinda like this.
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I can assure you, literally every single non-right leaning person does this and as such they are alienated from our orthodox clique. Since no one ever taught me anything other than American conservativism, that is all I know how to do. Also I'm technically not racist.
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Every year...like clockwork...didn't mean to add the hat... :D
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