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Happy Family Day!

Family Day was introduced to Ontario’s list of statutory holidays a few years back, but this is the first year it’s been in my contract. There is a certain irony to sending your children to daycare on “Family Day”, wouldn’t you say? Much as I enjoy irony, this is one I’m pleased to circumvent.

So today, for Family Day?

I’m spending the day with my family! Mine, and no one else’s. Imagine that.

🙂

February 21, 2011 Posted by | Canada | | 3 Comments

Happy Family Day!

A couple of years ago, the provincial government here instituted a holiday — “Family Day“, to be celebrated on the third Monday in February.

This year, it is today. My birthday! Schools are closed, so my kids are home for the day, which is always nice.

And I am working. Boooo! I have no one to blame but myself, either. I intended to put it in the contracts for this year, and forgot. Though large segments do have the day off, it’s not yet universal for all employees throughout the province. I guess it has to be negotiated into labour contracts, too, as they come up for renewal.

However. A day off in February sure would be nice. It’s a long, cold, dreary haul from Christmas to March Break. It would have been doubly nice this year, it being my birthday and all. (Booooo. Oh, I already whined about said that already, didn’t I?)

My husband just came downstairs. “I just heard on the radio that all the daycare centres in the city are closed today.”

Well. That does it. I’m amending the contract template right now!

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Canada, holidays | , , | 12 Comments