My job is starting to split our employee's holidays "Soft Holidays" and "Hard Holidays". The "Soft Holidays" are: Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, MLK Day and President's Day. The "Hard Holidays" are basically: 4th of July, New Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas and some others. Does any of your jobs do that yet? But the advantage is I have two options: Option #1 - Work the eight hours and bank the holiday hours as PTO, which I have earned enough PTO already. or Option #2 - Work the eight hours and combined them to my already worked eight hours and earn 16 hours of pay, which I prefer. Also at my job, if you don't show up then you get written up for not submitting a take the day off form! But mainly to me it fills like the big guy wants to screw the little guy and makes us show up for work longer.