posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 02:13 PM
So I’m at work working away and my mind is drifting around thinking about different things and I started thinking about Veterans Day, and I
remembered seeing around on the net and in newspapers various pictures and articles of people very upset and protesting against stores being open and
people working on Veterans Day.
It didn’t don on me at the time but now this was kind of coming off weird to me. I thought, how is not going to work so you can sit around your
house and do nothing really “honoring our veterans”? I mean that’s what most people see it as, just another holiday. Not that many people
actually attend the ceremonies or events held and very few people sit to watch the ceremonies on TV. I thought, is this the best we can do to honor
That’s when I got the idea, instead of having a day off everyone should have to work a full day of work and have overtime hours available if the
job permits for people who want to give a little extra, because see, all the money you earn that day is going to go straight to charity.
that more appropriate? Our veterans gave everything even their lives fighting for us! What you don’t want to work a 10 hour day with no pay? Is that
too rough for you, you can’t handle 1 hard day of work? You think our veterans had it easy? How many hard days did they put in for us? I think
it’s the least we can do, the only people who get that day off should be veterans!
Then the numbers started running through my head, I figured here in Canada there is probably about 20 million working people, and that overall the
average hourly wage is probably $20, so with an average of 8 hours worked per day that works out to over 3 billion dollars, wow. Imagine 3 billion
dollars every year to give to charities all across the country, THAT seems like a much better way to honor our veterans than a day off work. In the US
it would be closer to 20 billion dollars for charities, just something to think about eh.