Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wish you worked for Dorr Township?

Don't you wish you worked for Dorr Township?

Take a look at the 2011 Holiday Schedule, which was approved by the trustees at the December 14, 2010, monthly meeting. I had asked at a recent monthly meeting that the Schedule to be shown in the Minutes, so that anyone could see what the trustees are so generously providing to the employees, but my request fell on deaf ears.

Last year the Northwest Herald surveyed the public bodies in McHenry County and awarded First Place to Dorr Township for its holiday schedule, then at 14. And now it is at 15 for 2011, when you count the January 1st holiday (which was celebrated in the previous year).

The first holiday on the 2011 list was Martin Luther King Day (sic), January 17. This caused me to wonder when the January 1st holiday was celebrated (awarded as a day off); perhaps, since January 1 was a Saturday, employees got that day (January 1, 2011) off on December 31, 2010. So, in which year is that holiday counted? Isn't it a 2011 Holiday, but celebrated on December 31?

OK, here's the line-up for 2011.

(New Year's Day - January 1 (not on the Schedule))
Martin Luther King Day (sic) - Jan, 17
Lincoln's Birthday - Feb. 11
Presidents' Day - Feb. 21
Good Friday - April 22
Memorial Day - May 30
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - Sept. 5
Columbus Day - Oct. 10
Veterans Day - Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 24-25
Christmas Eve - Dec. 23
Christmas Day - Dec. 26
New Year's Eve - Dec. 30

Compare this with the private sector. Common holidays in the private sector are
1. New Year's Day
2. Memorial Day - May 30
3. Independence Day - July 4
4. Labor Day - Sept. 5
5. Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 24
6. Christmas Day - Dec. 26

Township holidays - 14
Private sector holidays - 6

What's wrong with this picture?

1 comment:

D said...

Gus,
Once again, you prove that you are an idiot. Most business & industry provide 9 - 10 paid holidays per calendar year.