Columbus Day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Big Babooba, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    In fourteen hundred and ninety - two
    Columbus sailed the ocean blue
    Discovered America?
    That may not be true
    But I get time and a half
    And the holiday pay too!:happy2:
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Thanksgiving up north here ! National Hoilday, and UPS Canada has it off.
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I had a Indian (Native American) customer on my route that would give me hard time about things like Cloumbus Day. We kidded back and forth about such things as the Indians trading Manhattan Island for $24 worth of beads and he had such gems as - the best thing his people ever did to get even was to introduce the white man to tobacco. He always closed his auto body shop for Columbus Day just as a joke and I had to work. :happy2:
  4. smokey711

    smokey711 Member

    I just got back from visiting some family on a reservation, and pretty much the whole rez takes tomorrow off for Native American Day (other than the Casino, which pays double time :)
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Today I have to cover an air run on my second shift ( combo ) and for some wacky reason payroll never gives air drivers time & a half { I get it on my first shift }.
  6. over9five

    over9five Hillary for prison 2016 Staff Member

    Brrrr, first hard frost was this morning.

    Happy Columbus Day....
  7. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Geez, we only have an inch and a half of heavy wet snow on the ground here.
  8. over9five

    over9five Hillary for prison 2016 Staff Member

    Keep it there.
  9. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    good luck with that :happy-very:
  10. hdtvtechno

    hdtvtechno New Member

  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I think we hit about 75 today!:happy-very:
  12. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    The "storm" of the century is supposed to hit today here in NorCal. High winds reaching 60mph in some areas, up to 6 incehs of rain. All I know is my dog doesn't like to "do his business" in the rain. This is my challenge on raining days


    that is why I have my transfer in for Prescott Az can ride my Harley at least 11 months out of the year
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    11 months a year in Prescott. Not likely unless you don't mind riding in snow. 11 months on my side of the mountain is do-able. I don't because I don't like freezing my ass off, but there are many who do.
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Columbus wasn't exactly the intrepid adventurer we read about in elementary school, nor a particularly good guy. Fred must agree, because we are always on straight time every Columbus Day. Another benefit of being a Teamster.