Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Columbus Day

Columbus Day. A strange holiday. Every courthouse, bank, post office, state and federal office is closed, but almost every private company I know works, including our firm. When did this become a "government worker only" holiday?

We used it to have an all staff meeting and catch up on some housekeeping, tasks that needed to be done, and meet with clients (who probably had the day off).

Considering that the current political view of Christopher Columbus is of a "slave trader... steeped in blood, violence, and death", http://www.transformcolumbusday.org/, is it better to take a day off in remembrance, or just work through another holiday?

We are also working on Veteran's day, and decided to take that day and hold an out of the office seminar. I suppose that government worker holidays have their uses.

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