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Old Jan 6, 22, 8:54 am
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Old Jan 6, 22, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
Yeah, my industry is... complicated right now.

Once more unto the breach, dear friends.
I work on ships sometimes too! What do you do/which lines if you don't mind my asking? I'm scheduled out on Feb. 18. I'll believe it when I step on the boat.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 3:20 pm
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I work on ships sometimes too! What do you do/which lines if you don't mind my asking? I'm scheduled out on Feb. 18. I'll believe it when I step on the boat.
I'm the lighting designer for a metal band that's headlining a rock cruise later this month.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 5:38 pm
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I'm the lighting designer for a metal band that's headlining a rock cruise later this month.
Sharpie your design down on a napkin and give it to a roadie. (Boatie?)
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Old Jan 6, 22, 5:52 pm
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Sharpie your design down on a napkin and give it to a roadie. (Boatie?)
In this equation, I'm the, er, boatie.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 6:21 pm
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COVID, Metal, cruise ships and indoor fireworks - what could possibly go wrong?

Stay safe man.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 6:27 pm
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COVID, Metal, cruise ships and indoor fireworks - what could possibly go wrong?

Stay safe man.
Nah, we passed on pyro for this one.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 7:28 pm
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Any HR pros in the lounge?

Mrs yyckerr and I are in a spirited debate as to whether or not employers (in Alberta at least) are obligated to provide M-F salaried employees a day in lieu (Monday or Friday) if New Years day falls on a Saturday like it did this year.

I will require a verified source to win this bet.

I am on team no lieu day
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Old Jan 6, 22, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by yyckerr View Post
Any HR pros in the lounge?

Mrs yyckerr and I are in a spirited debate as to whether or not employers (in Alberta at least) are obligated to provide M-F salaried employees a day in lieu (Monday or Friday) if New Years day falls on a Saturday like it did this year.

I will require a verified source to win this bet.

I am on team no lieu day
Based on my 5 minutes of research on the topic, it appears that in Alberta if New Years Day falls on an a day that is not a regular work day for that employee and they did not work that day, then they are not entitled to general holiday pay. Therefore, no additional pay or a paid day off in lieu would be due for a salaried employee with a standard Mon-Fri schedule.

All explained here: https://www.alberta.ca/general-holidays-pay.aspx

And they even have a self-assement tool to help determine if the rules apply: https://extern.labour.alberta.ca/ESS...t-holiday.aspx

There are some exceptions like in certain industries such as construction, or if the employee has an irregular work schedule.
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Old Jan 6, 22, 9:21 pm
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D582 thank you for the backup!

Ive never seen the tool before that was useful.
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Old Jan 7, 22, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by yyckerr View Post
Any HR pros in the lounge?

Mrs yyckerr and I are in a spirited debate as to whether or not employers (in Alberta at least) are obligated to provide M-F salaried employees a day in lieu (Monday or Friday) if New Years day falls on a Saturday like it did this year.

I will require a verified source to win this bet.

I am on team no lieu day
We get them in Nova Scotia:
https://novascotia.ca/lae/employment...holidaypay.asp
(Note the section "When the Holiday Falls on an Employees Regular Day Off")
I guess we are a worker's paradise or something.
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Old Jan 7, 22, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by yyckerr View Post
Any HR pros in the lounge?

Mrs yyckerr and I are in a spirited debate as to whether or not employers (in Alberta at least) are obligated to provide M-F salaried employees a day in lieu (Monday or Friday) if New Year’s day falls on a Saturday like it did this year.

I will require a verified source to win this bet.

I am on team “no lieu day”
Alberta's rules on holidays are surprisingly ungenerous, but I'm not surprised your wife was confused. Many companies are subject to federal rules in this context and would have to give the day off (e.g. banks), have collectively bargained for this right (for instance, my wife was off Monday, because the nurses' contract with Alberta Health Services provides a day in lieu), or simply offer this because they think it's the right thing to do (pretty much all of downtown Calgary). I only recently learned this one myself a couple of weeks ago when I found out my current company's office would not be closed on January 3rd.
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Old Jan 7, 22, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Alberta's rules on holidays are surprisingly ungenerous, but I'm not surprised your wife was confused. Many companies are subject to federal rules in this context and would have to give the day off (e.g. banks), have collectively bargained for this right (for instance, my wife was off Monday, because the nurses' contract with Alberta Health Services provides a day in lieu), or simply offer this because they think it's the right thing to do (pretty much all of downtown Calgary). I only recently learned this one myself a couple of weeks ago when I found out my current company's office would not be closed on January 3rd.
My whole company worked the 3rd, but I don't think anyone worked the 31st.

When you have unlimited vacation and deadlines, "holidays" become a weird concept. Not that the discussion even came up, but it did make a lot more sense for us to work the Monday than the Friday.
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Old Jan 7, 22, 7:58 pm
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When you have unlimited vacation and deadlines,
So, 0 vacation.
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Old Jan 7, 22, 8:00 pm
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So, 0 vacation.
Hey, I had 6 full days off over the holidays. And 2-3 partials.
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