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Post by coocai on Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:08 am

How paid leave was born

Have you ever had a chance to come across the calendar for September 1752? Try this out on Unix.
At command prompt of Unix ($), type $ cal 9 1752.
And you get this:

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A month with whole of eleven days missing. This was the time England
shifted from Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian calendar, and the
king of England ordered those 11 days to be wiped off the face of the
month of September of 1752. And yes, the workers worked for 11 days
less, but got paid for the entire 30 days. And that's how "Paid Leave"
was born.

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