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So with everything that’s happened with BLM and firms diversity and inclusion initiatives, what are the odds we get MLK day off as a holiday? Surely a little hypocritical to not celebrate/ appreciate the Civil Rights Movement with a day off?

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MLK is a national holiday - been that way for quite some time. EY just doesn’t give us time off for holidays through busy season. MLK is intended to be a day of service rather than a holiday. Like someone mentioned above, doubt anyone will be able to actually participate because of busy season.

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I think MLK can be treated as some other holidays (Good Friday, Yom Kippur, etc). If it’s that important to you, teams will help you find a way to take the day to take off. If it’s just for the reason that you want another day off, not sure what to say other than stop trying to capitalize on other things for your own gain

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MLK is a national holiday that defined the culture of the United States just as much as 4th of July, Memorial Day, etc. as it secured more rights and freedoms for all American citizens. We ALL celebrate it because it it’s part of us as American citizens. Don’t run away from that fact of your American culture by trying to link it to religious holidays which are voluntary if you practice that religion.

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Are you seriously trying to capitalize on the BLM civil rights movement..?

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Thanks which logical fallacies are you referring to?

I was hoping they add June 19th as an official holiday.

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It's not "free". Everything people get has been fought for. Do you think weekends or the 40 hour work week were given freely? Do you think equal rights were given freely?

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Depending on the deadlines you still won’t get it off. Ask a tax person about Labor Day.

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Yea as long as it’s before the fiscal year ending on 9/30

EY made MLK day a holiday

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What a scam.

PwC is great at empty gestures and hollow initiatives, anything more than that is too much.

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Celebrate by working even harder.

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Where do you work that MLK is not a holiday already?

EY just made it a holiday this year lol

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Team-willing someone could take off MLK day at PwC by using a floating holiday. That’s why we have a few extra holiday days that aren’t New Years, Christmas, or other standard and widely-accepted holidays. You could chose to celebrate it by using one of the floating holidays.

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