Today was BC Family Day. It was put in place a few years ago in order to give an extra day off for everyone. Most of the other provinces have had a similar stat day in February. However, because BC has their day on a different week, some people aren’t happy.
It’s a free day off for most people. Or they get paid time and a half to work. But instead of appreciating that the government has allocated another day off, many have chosen to complain. Complaints are mainly having to work because the rest of the country does. There is even a petition to have it moved to line up with other days off. I agree that this would make more sense. But to complain that you have a day off or being paid extra to go into work baffles me.
I have to work on most stat days. But my work will offer up an extra day off later in the month to make up for it. That doesn’t bother me, in fact I prefer it. I spend a lot of time with my family as it is. I don’t require the government to give me a day off to do so. I kind of enjoy being with my family. They’re pretty nice people and we have lots of fun together.
I also don’t like crowds. So having a long weekend means long lines at the border, the ferry, or on the road in and out of town. Now I’m getting grumpy thinking about that. Find your happy place Josef…
Anyways, however people spent their Family Day Weekend I hope it was fun and safe. Even if you did have to work.