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Melbourne Cup Holiday

Kramer 29 July 2007 28

According to the ABC, Andrew Barr announced the ACT’s newest public holiday at the Labor Party Conference. Great! Another day off work, but should we (Canberra) really be celebrating Melbourne’s biggest party? Should we be encouraging gambling (we know Jon Stanhope is)? Isn’t there something better for us to celebrate, with our own public holiday? Maybe Scott 24 Hour Recovery Day on Monday 15 October – I’ll be taking the day off work anyway…

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28 Responses to Melbourne Cup Holiday
Thumper Thumper 8:13 am 01 Aug 07

I’ll just get on the piss on Monday night and then have a lazy day on Tuesday.

Or shoot off down the coast for some fishing and boogie boarding.

Kramer Kramer 10:01 pm 31 Jul 07

Too bad for ACTTAB, as I’ll probably disappear to go mountain biking and not get around to putting a bet on (as you do on a normal business day…).

Danman Danman 1:31 pm 31 Jul 07

and wednesday as an (alcohol induced) sickie as well.

marksta marksta 10:23 am 31 Jul 07

This echoes in a new wave of stupidity the Melbourne cup is run on a Tuesday. You would have to be insane not to realize a hell of a lot of people are going to make a holiday out of it and take Monday off as a sickie.

Business is going to love this.

Danman Danman 10:16 am 31 Jul 07

Thats EXACTLY what I was thinking thumper.

Just another boring day off now… whoop dee fucking doo.

Oh an dI work fpr the public service too – for everyones reference.

I am usually found to be at my desk at 0645 and can have call outs 24/7 for IT support or facilities management issues so please do not stereotype me as a lazy do nothing public servant.

Thumper Thumper 9:37 am 31 Jul 07

It’s been commented previously but the public holiday will actually remove the social aspects of the traditional work Melbourne Cup do.

People will just see it as a day off and simply lounge around home as opposed to the usual sweeps and chicken and champagne.

hairy nosed wombat hairy nosed wombat 9:30 am 31 Jul 07

This is no good, who is going to look after my kids while I go to the race track and get faced, like what most of the people who go there, do.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 8:15 am 31 Jul 07

We work too hard anyway.. far too much emphasis on working and too little on playing…

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