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things i think about while powerwashing 65

things i think about while powerwashing 65

Yeah yeah, it's president's day on Monday. Meaning some of us are going to get this off, and the others will be at work on Monday. Thankfully I will not be sitting at my office desk and instead will be huddled under a blanket at 8am come February 19th, but unfortunately we got about 16 respondents who said they would be working.

Let's dig into the results! Sorry for the jank since I haven't written a stats-based report in a long while.

So thankfully, most of my subscribers have it off but ... not by much.

Surprisingly, California is a clean 50/50 split and it really seems like it depends on the company, as even across industries it's split on whether Monday is off.

I know one of these people working on Monday works at Apple, which does have a full company shut down later in the year for multiple weeks, so I don't really feel to bad for them. But it's nice to have a small break most months.

Even in Texas it seems to be pretty 50/50 — and I for some reason I really expected this to be more skewed toward not having it off.

Here's a distribution of industries that have the day on and off.

Other quick hits:

  • I really expected aerospace to be fully off on a federal holiday, but it turned out to be half-and-half (two responses).
  • Federal government, shockingly, is totally off on 2/19 (one response).
  • Journalism, predictably, still has work on 2/19 (one response).
  • Nobody who does engineering has it off (presumably real engineering, not software engineering) (also, three respondents).
  • Consulting is similarly split 50/50. The consultant in DC will be at the office on Monday, but the one in Illinois (Chicago?) is staying home.

If you're interested in the full dataset, you can find it here.

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Pelicans, from esteemed subscriber Emi Chan

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"Pelicans waiting for fish guts or our fishing line. They were so persistent we’d sometimes cast our line and they’d grab the bait on the hook before it could sink." - Emi Chan

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