"Soft Holidays" and "Hard Holidays" format?

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by Wolf, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    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! :rolleyes:

    But mainly to me it fills like the big guy wants to screw the little guy and makes us show up for work longer. :mad:
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  2. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    "Does your jobs use"?
  3. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Yea it didn't make sense either, so I got rid of that in the title. Just to give heads up I have a hard time spelling certain words in my posts, so I try to think of other words close to it and yes I use the internet and Word to help myself out before posting. But most of the time the spelling check doesn't come close on what I am trying to spell.
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  4. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Wolf I can't speak specificially to your situation, but as an employer myself here is my holiday policy.

    I basically give 5 holidays ( call these company holidays) you call them hard holidays. This would be New Years, Good Friday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas. I think give 4 personal days, which can be used in conjunction with any of the company holidays. For example: if I want to take off New Years Eve and New Years Day. I'd take a personal day for New Years Eve and New Years would be a company holiday.

    In my inpatient facilities where staff has to be there. If you work on a holiday because you are scheduled, then you get double time. I think this is fair and besides, when you pay double time, you always have folks more than willing to work those holidays.
  5. When i used to work for other people I always got off Xmas, half day xmas eve, tgiving, half day day before t-giving, half day before NYE, NYE, 4th of july or day before if it fell on a weekend, labor day, memorial day, depending on years of service 5-10 vacation days then misc PTO.

    now that I own my own business I get no days off:churn:
  6. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    At the job I work I never get those soft holidays off, nor do I get any extra pay for working them. At most of the telecomm offices I work at, AT@T Wireless and T-Mobile, employees have the option to take 2 of the soft holidays and work 2, their choice which ones they take. However, I have gotten most of the Hard holidays off. I've worked a couple of them on occasion, I worked the 4th of July twice, been on the road but off work for New Years, Labor Day, and Memorial day at least once. I have never missed Christmas or Thanksgiving. Actually though, in my old postion I had from the day before Christmas eve to the day after New Years off, a full 2 weeks (but not paid). I'm afraid in my new position I'm not going to get that, but I could use the money now that I'm single.
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  7. Davis

    Davis Member

    The last company I worked for had "floating holidays". They are basically the same thing as your soft holidays. There were 2-3 per year depending on when the "hard holidays" fell in the week. The first day of Buck hunting is always one because, otherwise, 60+% of the people just wouldn't show up.
  8. MM

    MM Administrator

    At my work I get almost every holiday off, and then some. I also get the most important holiday off.....summer!
  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Sounds like you are a teacher.
  10. MM

    MM Administrator

    Bingo.
  11. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Well for me going to work on a "Soft Holiday" today, was boring and we didn't get alot of work in. But I didn't care, my manager was off and we joked around all day and got paid for 16 hours today! :churn:
  12. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    Our holiday schedule mirrors that of the NY Stock Exchange.

    We do give employees some "personal" days. Some people in my firm take the Jewish holidays off (Rosh Hashannah/Yom Kippur), but we don't dock them for that. It is a small company, so we try to be flexible with the employees when we can (assuming everyone gets their jobs done).
  13. MM

    MM Administrator

    I got paid for tinkering in my barn all day. :yesshake:
  14. satrad65

    satrad65 Member

    Every day is a holiday for me; I retired 6 years ago. :nana:

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