Discussion in 'UPSers International' started by over9five, Dec 24, 2007.
DS, are you going to change places with your butler or your cook?
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?
I thought boxing day was an English tradition.
Canada is under the French influence.
I thought Boxing Day is what we do Monday through Friday....
Boxing Day is a public holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and many other Commonwealth countries on December 26, the day after Christmas Day; or alternatively on the next weekday after Christmas.
I think in the US the day after Christmas is "National Hangover Day" and "please don't make me go to work, I just got done with Peak Season."
Muahahahha! That's cute!
doing the "razzle dazzle" all day/night long.
its a paid holiday here,and its the civilized thing to do.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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" I'm all for a "holiday" every week if you know what I mean.
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
What a weird name for a Holiday! What's next ...Ironing Day?
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)
Boxing Day -
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.
To all of our Canuck friends......Happy Boxing Day !!
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
I'm sendig a card to Ali [the greatest] and Joe Fraiser lol lol lol
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