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    MLK day

    So I hear that you folks down at ISU get this day off which is a total crock, what are they going to become real government and give you guys off Columbus Day too? So I looked up my schedule we get half a day off.....the afternoon meaning all my afternoon classes are moved up into the morning. Thank you for ruining my sleeping in Wartburg College



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    Re: MLK day

    Wait for the real world my friend - where you all get at least half a day to do what you want, where the employed just don't get mail service!!! :)


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    Wartburg College... You sir will be getting rep from me.

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    Re: MLK day

    ISU has gotten MLK Day off for years and years. I think one reason they probably do it is to have a spring semester equivalent of Labor Day. They always get Labor Day off, which is usually a week or two after classes start in the Fall. They always get MLK Day off, which is a week or two after classes start in the Spring.



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    Re: MLK day

    My work gives you the option of taking the holiday or using it later in the year. I will be putting that day off into the bank for future use.



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    Re: MLK day

    ISU always gets 6 days off during a semester. In the fall it's labor day & the week of thanksgiving. In the spring it's MLK day and then spring break. That's a paltry amount compared to what some other places get off. A friend of mine went to Creighton and it seemed about every other week he had a half day or day off for some other reason.



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    Re: MLK day

    woot, who else is ready for a 3 day weekend?



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    Re: MLK day

    Quote Originally Posted by Sousaclone View Post
    ISU always gets 6 days off during a semester. In the fall it's labor day & the week of thanksgiving. In the spring it's MLK day and then spring break. That's a paltry amount compared to what some other places get off. A friend of mine went to Creighton and it seemed about every other week he had a half day or day off for some other reason.
    Pretty much what I was trying to say. As for Creighton, isn't that a Catholic school? They probably get a bunch of saints' days off or something...



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    Re: MLK day

    Yeah, it's a crock of crap too that some companies either give you the day off or use it at a later date. My company does neither which is ironic considering they practically shove all this promoting diversity and such down your throats all the time. If you really wanted to promote diversity you'd honor MLK Day by giving your employees the day off in observance. That's the irony of corporate America, they preach diversity, cost savings, equality, and whatever other BS they want to say to look good but the bottom line is the almighty dollar comes first and all that other stuff is just a smokescreen.


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    Re: MLK day

    6 days off in the fall
    6 days off in the spring
    4 weeks off for Christmas
    12 weeks off in the summer

    Man I miss college



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    Re: MLK day

    Quote Originally Posted by Dormeezy View Post
    woot, who else is ready for a 3 day weekend?
    I'm in...federal worker!



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    Re: MLK day

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    6 days off in the fall
    6 days off in the spring
    4 weeks off for Christmas
    12 weeks off in the summer

    Man I miss college
    Or if you teach. We always rip on my brother for complaining about things when he gets snow days and 3 months off in the summer!


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    Re: MLK day

    Quote Originally Posted by Sousaclone View Post
    ISU always gets 6 days off during a semester. In the fall it's labor day & the week of thanksgiving. In the spring it's MLK day and then spring break. That's a paltry amount compared to what some other places get off. A friend of mine went to Creighton and it seemed about every other week he had a half day or day off for some other reason.
    A&M doesn't give Labor Day off and only Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week for the fall. In the spring, MLK and Spring Break like most places.


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    Re: MLK day

    Wartburg was sweet. Start college around Sept 10th.. Outfly day, fall break, thanksgiving break, christmas break, spring break, tour week, and then May Term. We were never in school.

    Although I wish our class periods would have been only 50 minutes like most schools. When you have 5 short classes a day thats 65 minutes x 5 = 325 min... compared to some schools 5 short classes a day at 50 minutes= 250 min.

    But longer days were worth it for less days in class.



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    PTO baby!!


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