I don’t, that’s who.
This past Monday I was sound asleep when my work cell phone rang at around 9:30am. It was a coworker calling to see if I was coming in or if I had requested the day off. This obviously came as a surprise. Since when do you need to request a national holiday off?
Well according to the company holiday schedule, MLK is not an observed holiday. Over the course of five post-college jobs I’ve never been employed by a company that didn’t observe MLK. Luckily, I wasn’t fired. Unfortunately, I did have to wake up and go to work.