Friday, February 01, 2008

Only non-humans are against Family Day

Dalton shrugs off business owners' concerns:

"It turns out the only people who are in favour of family day are the people," he said. "There will be at least four million Ontarians who have never enjoyed Family Fay before who will enjoy it this (Feb. 18)."

That means there will be a lot of non-humans working this Feb. 18 in Ontario.


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Sunday Update: Christina Blizzard - February's blah day:

...So, the good news for some of you is you get Feb. 18 off work. The bad news is if you're out of work, you get to spend every day at home...



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

my husband's employer is not giving them Family Day off.

Too bad for my family, eh Dalton?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

So are you in favour of Family Day, or are you a non-person?

liberal supporter said...

my husband's employer is not giving them Family Day off.
Why not just take the day off? Even if you take it without pay, you are getting paid an extra day this month anyway. On February 29th, right?

That's why they brought it in during a leap year, since many people are under contracts that would not have it built in yet.

Anonymous said...

Well let's see Joanne.

Dalton must think I'm a non-person, but most recently I think I, and many others in our country were referred to as "fossils". So if you're a federal or provincial liberal I guess I'm a non-person. Fine by me...where can I get a refund on my "I will not raise your taxes" contributions seeing as though I don't exist.

good idea ls, but while I have a really nice family we're not in any great hurry to DO any family stuff at the moment. Just finished all that stuff at Christmas, and Easter's in March. We don't need it thanks very much.

So, I'll just spend it like any other day. It's also no biggy for my teenager who has just had several snow days and really wants to get to school to start the next semester.

I have heard that the gov't quietly decreased the number of teaching days for the teacher unions so that they could wiggle the day off. Only a one year deal though.

I wonder if the gov't will now peel back one of the PA days they added?

spike said...

and this this is the premier thats screeming bloody murder to the feds for the loss of manufacturing jobs in ontario. he is happily helping it to happen with this legislation. idiot.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

he is happily helping it to happen with this legislation.

Yup. Bad timing in an economic downturn. Might have gone over better last year.

Anonymous said...

Dalton is an idiot...
our idiot
It's OK though...
less than 4 years til an election

Greg said...

Liberal Supporter, re leap year, for salaried people, Feb 29 is an extra day with no extra pay. For hourly workers, it's just an extra working day where you get paid for the hours you work. No great bonus there. Me, I'm kinda busy right now so I think I'll go into the office on family day, and since it's not a formal business day, I'll weat jeans, and my new silk screened 'Happy Dalton's a Liar Day' T-shirt.

liberal supporter said...

I'll probably be in too. It'll be a slow day in any case, since it will be Presidents Day in the U.S.

Möbius said...

Why not just take the day off? Even if you take it without pay, you are getting paid an extra day this month anyway. On February 29th, right?

Crap! I forgot this was a leap year. Must find a way to skip out of work that day.

Anonymous said...

Did Daltoon anticipate the high cost of health care dollars for this little gem?
Some unions 'get' family day ,some don't.
Most hospitals deal with several different unions. It is a scheduling nightmare for the hospitals.
Some full time staff sill be replaced with partime staff so that areas will be operating as normal as possible.
But admin will have the day with pay so we won't hear any squawking from the lemmings.

liberal supporter said...

That squawking is the sound of all the Europeans stampeding to the consulates to emigrate here for our massive number of holidays. Just disregard this.

Caveat said...

The little family I have left lives in other countries.

Does doing stuff with my wee doggies count?

If not, then I'm not a people in Dolton's "mind" - which means I'm AOK in my own.

Dullton: I don't make sense so you don't have to not make sense.

Or something.