Easter is not a holiday?????

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    i was so appalled to hear from my co-worker that eastern day is not a holiday pay because lot of patients are jewish? excuse me but i am catholic and many of my co-workers are also catholic. eastern is a big day in catholic religion just like hannuka is a big holiday for jewish religion. are they going to pay us a holiday pay on hannuka???? umm nooooooooooooooooo :angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire what a joke!! they dont know how to treat us right!!
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    It isn't a government holiday. For example, Christmas,New Years, 4th of July, etc. It is a religious holiday, remember seperation of church and state. I don't get holiday pay where I work and it is a non religious institution.

    So your co worker is full of crap.
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    Wait... your logic isn't making sense to me. You said yourself that no one gets holiday pay for Chanukkah - how does that make you mad that you don't get paid for Easter? I really, really have no idea what you're saying.

    Anyway, Christmas is usually a paid holiday whereas none of the Jewish (or Muslim, or anything else) holidays are, so I'd say you come out ahead, if this is somehow a competition...
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    I thought she was saying a co worker told her that they don't get paid for Easter because the instution they work at lots of pts are Jewish.

    NO ONE gets paid for Easter since it is considered a religious holiday (like Channukah,Ramadan, Rosh Hassannah,etc.). The only religious holiday we get paid for is Christmas.

    The co worker is full of crap, and it has nothing to do with the pt population being Jewish.
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    What is "Eastern", besides a direction?
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    Hanukkah is actually considered a minor holiday.

    Apparently, unlike Eastern (sic).
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    Quote from nrsang97
    I thought she was saying a co worker told her that they don't get paid for Easter because the instution they work at lots of pts are Jewish.

    NO ONE gets paid for Easter since it is considered a religious holiday (like Channukah,Ramadan, Rosh Hassannah,etc.). The only religious holiday we get paid for is Christmas.

    The co worker is full of crap, and it has nothing to do with the pt population being Jewish.
    We get paid double time for christmas and easter.
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    I should clarify NO ONE I know gets paid for Easter.
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    Holiday pay for Easter and Christmas here. Our employee handbook spells out how we are paid so we are aware in advance. Please don't count on co-workers, they mean well but may be misinformed. Eastern?
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    No place that I'm aware of ANYWHERE in my region pays holiday pay for Easter. I see by a couple of posts that it does occur somewhere, but you should never assume it is an extra-pay day.

    As for the comment about your patients being Jewish affecting your holiday schedule, that would be a load of crap. No Catholic facility I know of (ok, in MY area) pays a dime extra for Easter shifts, and I *think* that would make it a matter of facility policy, not religious discrimination. :icon_roll They don't pay a dime extra for Hannukah, either. Which, as someone else pointed out, is actually a minor holiday, and *IF* I were to get as burned up as you over not getting *MY* holiday off with pay, it should be Passover. Or Rosh Hashana, or Yom Kippur, arguably as important to a Jew as Easter is to a Christian. I don't see a dime for working those, either.

    You can throw all the "burning mad" icons on there that you want, but how is it you didn't know what holiday benefits you got BEFORE you accepted the job? Excuse me, but it seems you have no one to blame but yourself in this one.


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