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Old 01-14-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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OT: boycotting school tomorrow (update, pg 3)
Does anyone else have to go to work/school on Martin Luther King Day tomorrow? My stuupid school is having a 1/2 day, but me and several of my friends won't be showing up. It was actually my parents' idea. They were like "You have school on Martin Luther King Day? Oh, you won't be going."
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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Well it's a state holiday not a federal one--so whether or not it's observed is on a state by state basis. The state where I work celebrates it (MA) and I technically work for the state, so I have it off. (We also get Patriot's Day off in April...hehehe...I think it's just MA and ME that celebrate it). But my friend works just over the border in NH and he's gotta work tomorrow. To a certain extent: Whaddaya gonna do?
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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I live in GA so we certainly celebrate it! And I work for the school system so no work for me! YAY!

Feel free to protest if your parents are in agreement but like Hamma said...it's not a federal holiday....laws are laws.
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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well, nobody's going on "strike" and marching around with signs or anything.

we're just, um, y'know, not showing up
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I get it--I did plenty of boycotting during my days in school!! Have fun!
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:18 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by HamaLee
Well it's a state holiday not a federal one--so whether or not it's observed is on a state by state basis. The state where I work celebrates it (MA) and I technically work for the state, so I have it off. (We also get Patriot's Day off in April...hehehe...I think it's just MA and ME that celebrate it). But my friend works just over the border in NH and he's gotta work tomorrow. To a certain extent: Whaddaya gonna do?
I'm off. My mom is crazy jealous.

And by "Patriot's Day" don't you mean "Marathon Monday"?

Man, I miss those days...my apartment at school was one block up from Beacon. I'm getting all nostalgic now. I'm gonna go cry and console myself with the fact that at least in NJ, people knowh which baseball team to root for.

Madametj, I never had off for Martin Luther King Day when I was in school in NJ--it was a school-to-school decision, not a state-wide thing. The school's rationale was that no one would be "commemorating" MLK if they were off--they'd all be sleeping in and being lazy. This way, you could at least do something MLK-related in class. (I'm pretty sure we didn't do anything in class, either. Too much history to move through to prepare fo the AP)
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #7
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I am in Minnesota and as far as work force, federal and financial institutions get the day off.
Schools are also closed.
While it may seem unfair and wrong for your school to be in session, you'll only be behind in your classes if you skip out on it.

I work retail. We are open MLK day. I also work on New year's day, 4th of July, Labor day, Memorial day, and Easter.
We are closed 2 days a YEAR: Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:24 PM   #8
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Re: well
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I am in Minnesota and as far as work force, federal and financial institutions get the day off.
Schools are also closed.
While it may seem unfair and wrong for your school to be in session, you'll only be behind in your classes if you skip out on it.

I work retail. We are open MLK day. I also work on New year's day, 4th of July, Labor day, Memorial day, and Easter.
We are closed 2 days a YEAR: Thanksgiving and Christmas.
That's how Barnes & Noble was. I worked Black Friday, Christmas Eve, day after Christmas (those last two were 6 am-2:30 ), Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Easter (don't celebrate, so I didn't care.) You would not believe how many people came in with returns on Easter morning.
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While it may seem unfair and wrong for your school to be in session, you'll only be behind in your classes if you skip out on it.
Actually my school is set up in a work-at-your-on-pace kind of curriculum. We can go ahead in our schoolwork if we want to (but "work at your own pace" doesnt mean that you can fall behind ) and i've already done most of Monday's work, and will be finishing the rest today .
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:37 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by cawthraven
And by "Patriot's Day" don't you mean "Marathon Monday"?

As a matter of fact, yes I do!
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