Boxing Day

Discussion in 'UPSers International' started by over9five, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    DS, are you going to change places with your butler or your cook?
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    HUH? or should I say EH?...I'm not that well off man,I had to take my holiday pay to cover christmas and the mortgage...did I miss something?
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I thought boxing day was an English tradition.
    Canada is under the French influence.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I thought Boxing Day is what we do Monday through Friday....
  5. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

  6. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    Muahahahha! That's cute!
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    doing the "razzle dazzle" all day/night long.

  8. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    its a paid holiday here,and its the civilized thing to do.
  9. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    So you get Christmas and boxing day off?
    Why is it more civilized?
    I guess it's a trade off for us getting the 4th of July as a paid holiday.
  10. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    Ummm, am I missing something? Don't you U.S. UPSers get Boxing Day as a paid day off as well?

    No dude, we have Canada Day for that.
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Hmmm....maybe it was me that missed something.

    Is not Boxing Day celebrated by the well-off exchanging places with the less fortunate? Or the bosses exchanging places with the employees?

    Tell us O Canadian Counterparts, what is Boxing Day, and how is it celebrated?
  12. Dirty Savage

    Dirty Savage Paranoid Android

    Boxing Day is celebrated by going out to go stand in line at some store at 6 a.m. in -30 degree weather in order to get that camera for $10 less than the sticker price.

    Boxing Day is also a day to sleep off that hangover from too much Xmas dinner/drinks.

    But for me, a worn-out UPSer, it is just a day to sit and relax and do nothing all day. That, in and of itself, is worth more than any gift I could possibly receive.
  13. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog Brown since 81

    No, we US UPSrs don't get boxing day off, although I'm all for it. I, for one, don't even know what it is. Do you Canadians get Dec31st and Jan 1st off? I'm assuming you don't get July 4th off. Speaking of "getting off" the holidays are "the most wonderful time of the year":wink2: I'm all for a "holiday" every week if you know what I mean.
  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    It only seems right to have the day after Xmas off. I would take that over new years eve anyday! Its just not right when it falls middle of the week. Yes I could stay home, but why, and miss all the fun:greedy:

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    What a weird name for a Holiday! What's next ...Ironing Day?
  16. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Here's a list of our paid holidays
    New Year´s Day -
    Good Friday -

    Victoria Day -
    Canada Day -
    Civic Holiday -(ups pays us,but most co's don't)
    Labour Day -
    Thanksgiving -(one day,not 2 like the US)

    Christmas -
    Boxing Day -
  17. traveler

    traveler Where next? Venice

    Here's a short history of the day...

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.

    Another theory is that the boxes placed in churches where parishioners deposited coins for the poor were opened and the contents distributed on December 26, which is also the Feast of St. Stephen.

    As time went by, Boxing Day gift giving expanded to include those who had rendered a service during the previous year. This tradition survives today as people give presents to tradesmen, mail carriers, doormen, porters, and others who have helped them.

    Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    To all of our Canuck friends......Happy Boxing Day !!
  19. poozer2000

    poozer2000 New Member

    and what a lovely day its been relaxing in front of the tv a few beers left over turkey cant believe you folks in the US have to work

    hope you all had a good christmas and a good boxing day or st stephens day :peaceful:
  20. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I'm sendig a card to Ali [the greatest] and Joe Fraiser lol lol lol