A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Seems that there are many who enjoy it.Maybe it's time for us to do that carpe diem thing for just a lousy 24 hours. I mean, "Black Thursday" it is now? Really? As individuals we can't stop spending money for 24 hours? Big-box orgs can't turn down the profit, I suppose, but we can choose not to pitch a tent outside Best Buy.
But I'm not talking about slackers or justifications for outsourcing. I was actually thinking about the person I love most in the world and her professionalism and her need for two guaranteed days off a year. She frequently works for 14-16 days without a day off. She deserved to make a short trip out of town to spend time with family. And even then she was on call and did end up stopping by one of the stores on her way back into town. So not even a full 24 hours.
Who am I to feel sorry for those doing something they enjoy?That's true. I feel sorry for some of them. It's not all about getting and spending.
With so many unemployed I simply do not understand the complaints.
How far are we from this:
Ebenezer: I suppose you'll be wanting the whole day tomorrow.
Bob Cratchit: If quite convenient, sir.
Ebenezer: Every Christmas you say the same thing. And every Christmas it's just as inconvenient as the Christmas before. Good night.
Bring on a return to the Dickensian era.
And even those who are employed have the right to expect two guaranteed days off a year. I am very grateful to have a job too, but I also expect to have human rights too. Do you disagree that two guaranteed days off a year is reasonable?