Good Friday off?

  1. i never realized how many people get good friday off, and with pay? hmmmmm......and we don't even get ot?

    oh well......all day to sleep, until work calls.


    me :zzzzz
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   CashewLPN
    Rick..
    What is this good friday?
    Are fridays ever good, I mean, isint Friday before a holiday admission hell for all health institutions?
    I mean... I can understand Holey Thursday... thats when they send the secretarys to punch holes in the papers for the charts... but, Good friday... what a joke...
    anyway.... off to work in a few..
    boo, hiss..
    --Barbara
  4. by   aimeee
    Good Friday? Easter isn't even a "holiday" at our hospital.
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I'm with aimee, Easter isn't even seen as a holiday at my hospital. I work it this year (last year too, just happens to fall on my weekend).

    So, the Easter Bunny visited us this morning. Try explaining that to a 7 year old...

    Heather
  6. by   Zee_RN
    Nope, Good Friday is not a holiday. I'm working. Easter is not a holiday either. I've worked 6 out of 7 Easters here. Last year was my first one off. And no, there is no holiday pay associated with it. Lots of managers are off today though--took it as a vacation day, not a paid holiday.
  7. by   aus nurse
    Well we are lucky here then........both Friday and Monday are both public holidays and are paid as such.

    I work Monday so am looking forward to the money

    We also get more annual leave if we work a certain number of public holidays...can't remember how many.

    aus ( who is now going to stop complaining about her working conditions)
  8. by   Q.
    Good Friday is considered a "holiday" in that it is a Holy Day. Some small companies close, other larger companies, like my husband's, are obligated to allow you off work at noon if you so desire. He's salaried so he's paid anyhow. I think if you request Good Friday off a company is obligated to reasonably accomodate your request, but no necessarily with pay.

    If you are celebrating Easter for religious reasons, Good Friday is fairly important in that Jesus died today, which is the whole point to Easter. For most Catholics, it's a revered, somber day, and church services are fairly common.

    As far as hospitals, etc - well, they never closed for ANY holiday, so I don't see why people are questioning why some companies are closed for Good Friday and feel "gipped" if they are not. Besides, some companies close for Martin Luther King Day, etc. Good Friday is more important to me than MLK day. Just my opinion.
  9. by   NurseDennie
    It doesn't seem to be a very "observed" holiday as far as the day off goes. Even before I was a nurse, it wasn't common to have Good Friday off. State workers, I guess the post office, schools are closed here, but it seems like pretty much everybody else is at work.

    Love

    Dennie
  10. by   shay
    Yep, I'm getting paid for sitting on my butt in front of my computer today. SWEET!
  11. by   Q.
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    It doesn't seem to be a very "observed" holiday as far as the day off goes. Even before I was a nurse, it wasn't common to have Good Friday off. State workers, I guess the post office, schools are closed here, but it seems like pretty much everybody else is at work.

    Love

    Dennie
    Maybe because it's a religious observance and nothing else. There is no other way about it for the general public to "commercialize" Good Friday, like they do Christmas, etc. Good Friday is Good Friday. Nothing else. Jesus died. You can't really "sell" anything related to that.

    I think a widespread observance would "offend" some people as it's a Christian Holy Day, and having it off would open a can of worms. Businesses aren't closed for Passover, so why should they for Good Friday? See? But that's why I think companies have to accomodate your request to HAVE it off to go to church services, etc.
  12. by   micro
    as where i work is 24/7 am off today just because it is my day off, but Easter is not an observed paid extra day to work.......(i.e. holiday)
  13. by   pkmom
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Good Friday is more important to me than MLK day. Just my opinion.
    I agree. That was an interesting thought about commercialization as well.
  14. by   donmurray
    As with aus nurse, Friday and Monday are public holidays with extra pay if you work them. But I want more! ;o)

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