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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    It appears the American and the Indian are onto it.
    Bahahaha! This cracked me up!!! 😹

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    Default How do you really feel about Australia Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Australia Day knockers: do you feel strongly enough in your convictions to turn up to work tomorrow (if you work) and forgo the public holiday?
    I would if it was an option.

    Eta: I responded before I finished reading the rest of the thread. I take your point about volunteering. I've decided that I'll spend the day sewing a toy to donate to the asylum seeker children in detention. It's not a big thing but I'd rather spend the day doing something for one of the groups of people who we're refusing to share our country rather than celebrating what a great nation we are.
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    My children learn about aboriginal culture and history we have traditional aboriginal elders come in and teach them we also acknowledge them at every assembly and dedicate one week a year to learning more about them.
    When I was in primary school we also learnt quiet abit about the traditional land owners.

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    Another date I just read as suggested as an alternative for celebrating Australia Day was the 3rd of March, which is apparently the day in 1986 when the Australia Act came into force.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Act_1986

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Australia Day knockers: do you feel strongly enough in your convictions to turn up to work tomorrow (if you work) and forgo the public holiday?
    Yes! As an employer I really think we have too many public holidays as it is and this one is the first one that should go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Yes! As an employer I really think we have too many public holidays as it is and this one is the first one that should go!
    along with pre-grand final day (seriously wtf) and bloody cup day. yay let's celebrate a day when horses race for the gambling pleasure of greedy, drunk humans and die.

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    Thankfully we are in Sydney so we don't get those but surely they are not paid public holidays though????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Thankfully we are in Sydney so we don't get those but surely they are not paid public holidays though????
    they sure are!

    seems so stupid given Jeff Kennett abolished the Melb show day public holiday as there were too many.

    so then they go and introduce another totally irrelevant and unnecessary public holiday.

    look I've got no issue with getting paid for not going to work, but it's a bit annoying for business owners.

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    How do I really feel about australia day.. meh just another day to me, never celebrated it and really just wondering if the supermarket will be open or not today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Yesterday morning (Monday), my husband received several emails from his team members saying they were "cough, cough" sick, and couldn't come in.

    Faking a sickie to take a 4-day weekend...What's more Australian than that!

    Sent from my SM-N910G using The Bub Hub mobile app
    I started writing a post exactly like this last night but I got sidetracked by kids and this thread went in a different direction but I am mentioning now. worst day of work ever yesterday literally no staff to cover the shift. so many convenient gastro bugs, flu's, migraines.
    and yeah I guess I'm really annoyed because i wasn't smart enough to get in on it.


 

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