Did you have to work today, Juneteenth, a Federal Holiday?

United States
June 20, 2022 10:39pm CST
Since I am retired, I'm not working any longer for a company or agency. My last position, I was facilitating workshops for a federal program on military bases. So, today would have been a holiday for me. It would have been unpaid though, as I was not federal employee; they simply would not have scheduled a workshop for that week. If I had still been working in the private sector, not associated with any federal programs, such as when I was working in sales and support positions, I might have had to work. Especially, in sales positions, companies use every opportunity to make money for every federal holiday by commercializing everything. I am happy to say that I watched a lot of the PBS (Public Broadcasting System) channel today. There were many documentaries that shared the history that was not taught in history classes, when I was growing up. It makes me want to learn more and more. Did you have a holiday from work today? Or did you have to work? If you had a work holiday, how did you celebrate today? Photo credit: Pixabay
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@ShyBear88 (53450)
• United States
21 Jun
Well since I’m a stay at home parent I don’t get holidays ever. Like every day all day 24/7 not even sick. Like I need a doctors note for being sick. I got it one time and it was when I had the flu.
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• United States
21 Jun
Very true. I hope you had a pleasant day.
@ShyBear88 (53450)
• United States
21 Jun
@TheSojourner yesterday was okay not great but not bad. Bedtime could have been better had one stubborn 7 year old.
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• United States
23 Jun
@ShyBear88 that's definitely a time where they can exercise their personality and will!
@Kouponkaren (3648)
• United States
21 Jun
I am an eBay seller and work for myself. I did not give myself the day off for Junteenth Day! I didn't work too hard though. I just had to go to my storage unit and get something that sold so I can ship it. After that I went grocery shopping.
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• United States
21 Jun
I hope you were able to find groceries that were reasonable, even though the prices are going up. Congratulations on your eBay sale.
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• United States
21 Jun
@TheSojourner Thanks for the congrats and no, not good prices. In fact, I was pretty surprised at how much I had to spend there. And Walmart has the cheapest groceries in our area.
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• United States
21 Jun
@Kouponkaren My sister just wrote about her shopping trip to Walmart today. I know what you mean.
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@LindaOHio (96051)
• United States
21 Jun
lol I'm not working for anyone ever again!
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• United States
24 Jun
I actually miss working. I would like to find something here sometime.
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@LindaOHio (96051)
• United States
24 Jun
@TheSojourner I wouldn't mind keeping someone's books; but I'd want to work from home.
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• United States
24 Jun
@LindaOHio you'd still be working for someone, but it's certainly become more feasible to do that from home in today's world. I know that there are people that are virtual assistants for several different companies.
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@wolfgirl569 (56277)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Jun
I worked today Knew I should have told hubby no mowing because its a holiday.
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• United States
21 Jun
Next time, you better tell your husband it's a federal holiday! No working for you!
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@wolfgirl569 (56277)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Jun
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@moffittjc (105229)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Jun
Nope, I had to work. And interestingly, very few people knew it was a holiday.
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• United States
24 Jun
seeings that you're in florida, if I remember right, that doesn't surprise me.
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@JESSY3236 (16306)
• United States
21 Jun
I actually didn't know it was a federal holiday yesterday morning. But I did do some of my online work.
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• United States
24 Jun
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@LadyDuck (394435)
• Switzerland
21 Jun
I am retired and anyway today Juneteenth is not a holiday here. I have to research as I have not yet very well understood what it is about.
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• United States
24 Jun
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@popciclecold (24745)
• United States
21 Jun
I am retired too.
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• United States
21 Jun
Would you have had to work, if you were in your last job?
@Adie04 (13114)
21 Jun
I wonder if the work holiday is similar to the labour day.
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• United States
21 Jun
I'm not sure what you're asking.
• United States
21 Jun
I'm retired but my daughter works and didn't have the day off (they got out a little early but that's all)
• Rupert, Idaho
21 Jun
Since I am a stay at home mom...I didn't get a day off. I hadn't thought of that being an actual holiday. Was wondering why there was no trash pick up today!