Do you get Holiday pay?

United States
December 27, 2009 10:09am CST
I know every employer is different with their "benefits".... So I thought I would inquire who got holiday pay or holiday pay rate? I get a couple hours of holiday pay if I work the day after the holiday and I get time and a half if I work the holiday (provided they are open). Hubby gets time and a half if he works it + 8 hours holiday pay no matter what. So this time of year or atleast for the next 2 pay checks well have a lil extra to line our wallets with.
6 responses
@ElicBxn (59911)
• United States
27 Dec 09
nope, no holiday pay for me - heck, they don't even give me holidays off
• United States
27 Dec 09
With my main job as SAHM I don't get holidays off either. My time off as a SAHM is at my tiny lil part time job.
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@ElicBxn (59911)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Well, home health aids don't get time off, don't get holidays, don't get over time - most don't even get full time - this works for me now because it means I can get over to see my mom during the week and my brother does most weekends - so mom may not see one of us mondays or fridays, but my bro drops in if he's in the area so they never are sure when he might stop by... and I'll drop in if I'm in the area too
• United States
27 Dec 09
That is true. There's always a person who needs care and they need that care holiday or not. My Aunt does that for a few people as a private nurse, so other than the couple of people she helps she really makes her own hours ect.
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@rjbass (1425)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I work for a company that is typically closed on all US holidays. I am also salaried so I would not get overtime pay anyways. But, I do have friends that want to work holidays because of the double pay. And if they work overtime, they are paid 3.5X. That's not too shabby.
• United States
27 Dec 09
3.5x the pay!?!?!? That's a day worth going into work that's forsure! I know many people either work them because they either need the money or don't have a family to enjoy the day with.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Those are both good points.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
30 Dec 09
My husband gets eight hours of holiday pay for both Christmas and also for New Year's Day. In addition to that, if he has to go in and work on a holiday, he also gets time and a half on those days that he also goes into work. So he at least gets his regular pay, but if he chooses to work, in effect, he ends up getting double time and a half. As for me, as a stay at home mother, I get double the joy and double the fun because I get to have both of my kids at home with me.
• United States
1 Jan 10
You probably have alot more patience than I do! I'd rather be @ work! *LOL* Don't get me wrong I love my kids but the constant fighting and lack of listening makes for some very long days!
@katsmeow1213 (28715)
• United States
28 Dec 09
My husband gets holiday pay, but it is straight time. In a normal week he'll get 40 hours straight time, and 10 hours overtime. In a week where there's a holiday he'll just get paid 50 hours straight time. So we lose a bit of money, but he gets an extra day off which is nice. For some holidays, like 4th of July, he'll still work 5 days so he can keep his overtime, using the holiday as his day off instead of taking an extra day off.
• United States
28 Dec 09
I hear ya. They scheduled my hubby's machine to finish up the last night he worked so as soon as it was finished up and work area tidied up they sent him home early. But he should get I believe 16 hrs holiday pay for last week so not too bad though it would of been nice if he would been able to finish his shift instead of comming home 7hrs early so then it's like we are only getting 9hrs of holiday instead of 16.
• United States
27 Dec 09
the employers up here always find a way around it. either they give you an extra day off somewhere to counteract it, or they insist you have to work the day before or after to qualify..which sounds borderline illegal.you work,you're supposed to get it..period.
• United States
27 Dec 09
Yep mine is working the day of or the day before or after. But I don't get a flat # of hrs holiday pay... it's based on my average hours worked per week. So if you figure I work 4-15hrs usually 10ish I get next to nothing. I think for Thanksgiving I got 2 hrs pay for the holiday. Wich I guess you could say is sad, but on the other hand I work retail and most retailers don't pay any kind of holiday pay... you're thankful to get vacation after a year (& they do that same computation wich confuses the heck outta me!)
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Yes I do get holiday pay and very grateful that I do. The company I work for is closed on holidays but I get my regular pay for that day we do not work. It is very nice to have that benefit. I know some companies don't offer holiday pay and that is unfortunate especially if the employees have to work on the actual holiday. I think we have 8 or 9 paid holidays per year.
• United States
27 Dec 09
When I worked at a bank we got many paid holidays. That was soooo nice to have a paid day off. Maybe when my kids are big enough I'll get into that line of work again for that holiday pay ;0)