Tuesday, March 31st8.9°C
25326
24949

Family Day B.C.

B.C. topics.

Moderators: oneh2obabe, Jo, ferri, Triple 6

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?
Whyme2
Board Meister
 
Posts: 360
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 30 posts
Joined: Dec 13th, 2011, 5:37 pm

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.
Sarcasm is like a good game of chess. Most people don't know how to play chess.
User avatar
Captain Awesome
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 23823
Likes: 3 posts
Liked in: 2112 posts
Joined: Jul 22nd, 2008, 5:06 pm
Location: The United Colonies of The Lizard People

Re: Family Day B.C.

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

I work that day. Extra bucks $$$$. Stat holiday.
I don't care what they say about you, I think you're a nice person.
User avatar
fastfreddie
Fledgling
 
Posts: 183
Likes: 2 posts
Liked in: 7 posts
Joined: Jul 12th, 2010, 8:26 am
Location: Westbank. B.C.

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.
User avatar
taktics
 
Posts: 40
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Jul 25th, 2012, 11:45 pm

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
User avatar
Fancy
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 34406
Likes: 495 posts
Liked in: 1895 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

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.
" Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. " ~ Gary Snyder
User avatar
SmokeOnTheWater
Guru
 
Posts: 7016
Likes: 304 posts
Liked in: 238 posts
Joined: Aug 22nd, 2012, 7:13 pm

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.
User avatar
Fancy
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 34406
Likes: 495 posts
Liked in: 1895 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Family Day B.C.

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

My workplace recognizes it because they recognize law. :dyinglaughing:
User avatar
StraitTalk
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3243
Likes: 26 posts
Liked in: 81 posts
Joined: May 12th, 2009, 4:54 pm

Re: Family Day B.C.

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

I will be on a holiday, with my family :D
User avatar
zookeeper
Guru
 
Posts: 9840
Likes: 212 posts
Liked in: 453 posts
Joined: Mar 25th, 2012, 5:05 pm

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
Last edited by coffeeFreak on Feb 3rd, 2013, 2:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
coffeeFreak
Guru
 
Posts: 5022
Likes: 666 posts
Liked in: 264 posts
Joined: Oct 22nd, 2009, 6:06 pm

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.
Graphite
Übergod
 
Posts: 1462
Likes: 36 posts
Liked in: 56 posts
Joined: Feb 10th, 2011, 8:28 pm

Re: Family Day B.C.

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

it would be nice if it was a federal holiday
User avatar
taktics
 
Posts: 40
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Jul 25th, 2012, 11:45 pm

Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby kibbs » Feb 3rd, 2013, 3:02 pm

Im self employed whats a holiday?
A Bicycle is better than a lover because they are always ready.......to go out for a good time!
User avatar
kibbs
Grand Pooh-bah
 
Posts: 2943
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Oct 30th, 2012, 9:04 am

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:
Whyme2
Board Meister
 
Posts: 360
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 30 posts
Joined: Dec 13th, 2011, 5:37 pm

Re: Family Day B.C.

Postby JLives » 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.
"Every dollar you spend is a vote for what you believe in."
"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
User avatar
JLives
Walks on Forum Water
 
Posts: 11730
Likes: 864 posts
Liked in: 1731 posts
Joined: Nov 27th, 2004, 11:53 am

Next

Return to Regional

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests