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    Who has today - Good Friday off ?

    Thanks to the man for this scheduled holiday.

    Do you have today off as a scheduled holiday?
    or
    are RJing today ?
    or
    slaving away?

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    At work. Unless it is considered a flex day, how do governments get away with closing for Easter? I mean it is a little different than Christmas.
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    Considering where I live, ironically, we don't have the day off. I'm here until the end. Our Good Friday services are at the church tonight.
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    It's slow here today. Outside of this town, upstate New York is heavily Catholic, so civic life slows down a lot.
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    Business as usual for us, but aren't all Fridays good?
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    Half day for us. One of the curiously few religious holidays we get.
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    The Dude has the day off.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Detroit is heavily Catholic and Baptist. My office is open. I do know some other agencies in my area are closed down.
    It took me about 5-10 minutes less to get to work this morning than normal. The garage is less crowded too; though my office is in a professional building and not in a government one.

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    Our offices are open and it appears nearly everybody who is normally here on a Friday is here today. In years past the office was usually pretty empty on Good Friday because so many would use it as a personal/vacation day, or in conjunction with a longer spring vacation. But I think with Easter being so late this year, nearly everybody has already taken their spring breaks (all of the schools appear to be back in session).

    FWIW, before work I stopped at the small downtown near me to get a haircut as I do every other Friday. Usually by 7:00 a.m. downtown is already pretty bustling with people stopping for breakfast or coffee at one of the places along the main street and it's often hard to find a parking spot right out front even at that hour. That was definitely not the case today, and I was 15 minutes later than normal to boot!
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    this week has been empty staff wise because the muni's school district is on spring break. I have been acting deputy director all week. Judge, jury, executioner.
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    I'm here. Not a large contingent of devout Catholics around these parts.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    I do. Going golfing I guess, something I haven't done in like ten years.

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    Not me. But I agree that Fridays are good anyway.

    I am going to be sad when I can't find Reese's PB eggs anymore. They should just keep making them for every holiday, year round.

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    I'm kicking my staff out at 2pm. I will be here for the duration. This is not one of our recognized holidays, but I live in a very Catholic state. I'm observing Passover, but I'm still working. Enhances the suffering...
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    I'm kicking my staff out at 2pm. I will be here for the duration. This is not one of our recognized holidays, but I live in a very Catholic state. I'm observing Passover, but I'm still working. Enhances the suffering...
    I will take your Jewish guilt and raise it by Catholic guilt!

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    Good Friday is trumped by Patriot's Day around here, can't make it a 4 day weekend so Catholics have to work. It's a little quiet but fairly normal.

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    In Canada Good Friday is a day off for almost everyone.

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    I have Good Friday off. Heading to Lowe's, Publix, and the liquor store in the morning.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    I was off today to take my mom to chemo. I'm off Friday and Monday.

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    In keeping with getting sanctioned holidays for mythical people and events, how about Hobbit Day and Unicorn Appreciation Day?

    Or 4/20 Day, for that manner. At least that has a good purpose.
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    On the dark side we dont take religious holidays. And im not Catholic anymore anyway. Ill be working, up to my eyeballs in NYSDEC permetting...

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    Half day as per usual
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    Here to the end tomorrow.
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    I'll be bored and posting like always.
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