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MLK Day in the Workplace

MLK Day deep dive SodaHead a weekly infographic in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day falls on Monday, Jan. 16th this year. The federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader has different meanings to different people. Workplace Are you going to get the day off? Do you even want it? We polled more than 1,000 people to get their thoughts on the holiday. Should Employees Get Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Off? "Whatever Your Life's Work Is, Do It Well" 52% 48% think employees should keep working on MLK Day think they should get the day off Total votes: 1,200 Young and Hopeful When we asked the same question about school, we got the same results. However, the age breakdown showed a lot of variance. Students would actually like the day off, thank you very much. (In fact, make it a week!) 73% 67% 52% 42% 31% 48% 55+ 1317 18-24 25-34 35-44 4554 Total votes: 901 The Reality of the Situation* As appealing as the idea might be, the reality is that most workplaces do not offer the day off -- less than a third last year. Although the number fluctuates, it seems unlikely to change by more than a few percent. 33% 31% 30% 30% 28% L JANUARY 24% 25 26 27 0 31 வ MARCH 28 u NOVEMBER 12 DECEMBER 5 26 27 28 29 30 3s 415 16 17 27 28 29 10 10 11 17 $24 25 27 28 29 14% No More Holidays Ever! It's nothing against Martin Luther King, Jr. Most people are just sick of national holidays in the first place. Public opinion supported Patriot Day (9/11) more than other proposed federal holidays. 26 No more holidays! Patriot Day (9/11) 30% 21% 16% 15% 14% Ronald Reagan Day Total votes: 1,080 4% John F. Kennedy Day Other Rosa Parks Day We've Come a Long Way Since MLK Despite flaws and tensions that sometimes come out in the heat of an argument, most people think we've come a long way since Dr. King. His dream is thriving in many ways, though there's always room for improvement. 67% think we've come a long way 33% Total votes: 503 still see a long road ahead SodaHead, 2012 (http://www.sodahead.com/survey/featured/mlk-day/) *Bureau of National Affairs, 2011 (http://www.bna.com/search.aspx?searchterm=martin%20luther) Results taken from SodaHead.com on January 12, 2012. Vote, comment, and share at SodaHead © 2012 SodaHead.com |2003 2007 2009 2010 2011

MLK Day in the Workplace

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day falls on Monday January 16th this year. The federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader has different meanings to different people. Are you getting the day off? Do ...

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