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Family Day B.C.

Postby Whyme2 » Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:22 am

Next weekend is B.C. First family day. I'm curious as to how many of us our actually going to benefit from having this new holiday?
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby Captain Awesome » Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:33 am

Going to see my family in Vancouver.

I guess I'll benefit.
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby fastfreddie » Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:36 am

I work that day. Extra bucks $$$$. Stat holiday.
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby taktics » Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:39 am

the place I work for doesn't recognize it as a holiday.
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby Fancy » Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:46 am

Monday, February 11th is the first family day recognized in BC as a statutory holiday. Know your rights.

http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/stats.htm
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:48 am

taktics wrote:the place I work for doesn't recognize it as a holiday.

It's a Provincial holiday. Not Federal.
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby Fancy » Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:49 am

A lot of people will be working it but getting another day off later.
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby StraitTalk » Feb 3rd, 2013, 1:18 pm

My workplace recognizes it because they recognize law. :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby zookeeper » Feb 3rd, 2013, 1:23 pm

I will be on a holiday, with my family :D
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby coffeeFreak » Feb 3rd, 2013, 1:29 pm

While many British Columbians are getting an extra day off for the new Family Day statutory holiday on Feb. 11, for thousands of federal employees and for those at B.C.’s largest private-sector employer, Telus, it’s just another day on the job.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Family+still+work+federal+workers/7884793/story.html
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby Graphite » Feb 3rd, 2013, 1:54 pm

Most of the other provinces have had family day for years. Campbell refused to give it to BC, but thank you Christy Clark for finally moving with the rest of Canada.

To the OP, if you can't figure out a way to enjoy a day off that is unfortunate. I for one will celebrate it.
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby taktics » Feb 3rd, 2013, 2:56 pm

it would be nice if it was a federal holiday
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby kibbs » Feb 3rd, 2013, 3:02 pm

Im self employed whats a holiday?
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby Whyme2 » Feb 3rd, 2013, 3:05 pm

Graphite wrote:Most of the other provinces have had family day for years. Campbell refused to give it to BC, but thank you Christy Clark for finally moving with the rest of Canada.

To the OP, if you can't figure out a way to enjoy a day off that is unfortunate. I for one will celebrate it.


Where did it say in my OP that I couldn't enjoy a day off? .....I don't get the day off myself and was just wondering if there are many who do benefit from this new holiday. Maybe while your celebrating your day off you can take some reading courses. :sillygrin:
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Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby jennylives » Feb 3rd, 2013, 6:12 pm

It balances out over the year for federal employees as they get Boxing Day as a stat and the rest of us don't.
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