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Started by dreams99 on Feb 29, 2016 10:07:13 AM
The extra special February 29th Leap Year Questionnaire

1. Do you know anyone with a leap day birthday? How do they celebrate it, on leap years and those in between?

2. Have you ever heard of a leap day proposal (ie woman to man)? Did it work?

3. Are you getting an extra day's pay, or working for free?

4. If there were an extra month in the year, what should it be called?

5. Have you ever taken a leap in the dark, personally?

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dreams99 - 29 Feb 2016 10:37:35 (#1 of 35)

ok, just me.

1. No.

2. No.

3. Getting an extra day's pay.

4. I'll come back to this one.

5. Many times, too often. Mostly work-related, quitting before having another job lined up.

Bonusy - 29 Feb 2016 10:42:24 (#2 of 35)

1. Do you know anyone with a leap day birthday? How do they celebrate it, on leap years and those in between?

Nope

2. Have you ever heard of a leap day proposal (ie woman to man)? Did it work?

Nope

3. Are you getting an extra day's pay, or working for free?

Working for free

4. If there were an extra month in the year, what should it be called?

Elizabeth. No, not really. Kate, short for Bob. No, not really that either. We should go with XIII! To be shouted, obvs.

Is there currently discussion about this? Heard some talk about it the other day as well.

5. Have you ever taken a leap in the dark, personally?

I suppose it is one way to describe moving to Scotland.

dreams99 - 29 Feb 2016 10:45:48 (#3 of 35)

Elizabeth.

I considered that, given that everything else is being named after her.

gordonthemoron - 29 Feb 2016 10:53:11 (#4 of 35)

Surely a new month should be called Christmas as it seems to last a long time?

nac1001 - 29 Feb 2016 11:03:01 (#5 of 35)

1. Yes. He went to the pub most days so Feb 29 and March 1st were just two more days to celebrate. He died a few years ago.

2. Yes yesterday we met Mrs1's second cousin and his second wife. She proposed on the 29th.

3. No

thisonehasalittlehat - 29 Feb 2016 11:04:12 (#6 of 35)

1. yes. There was a girl at my school. I think she shifted her birthday to the 28th most years but I don't know. She may have been called Janice.

2. No.

3. I'm salaried.

4. Job.

5. No, because honestly, it's very rarely properly dark these days. I went on holiday to italy and they had mechanical shutter blinds and curtains. It was very dark in that room. But I didn't leap about.

grenadiglia - 29 Feb 2016 11:14:35 (#7 of 35)

1. No.

2. No.

3. Not working, so doing that for free.

4. Maybe we should steal something from the French revolutionary calendar. Pluviose or Ventose would work for most times of the year.

5. Many times, usually what dreams said. Plus deciding not to return to the UK during a stopover at Schiphol and getting on the next flight to Barcelona instead. I stayed 8 years.

SGM1A1 - 29 Feb 2016 12:24:39 (#8 of 35)

1 No

2 No

3 Retired

4 Tiber

5 Not really

Moschops - 29 Feb 2016 12:33:56 (#9 of 35)

1. Best mate's stepfather. He is an arsehole though, so I don't know how he celebrates his arseholeness.

2.Other than reading about it in the meedja, no.

3. Extra day's pay, w00t!

4. Clavdivs. Keep the Roman emperor theme going

5. Couple of times with the job thing. And I went into the Tate Modern installation and did a jump.

SGM1A1 - 29 Feb 2016 12:35:53 (#10 of 35)

Keep the Roman emperor theme going

That's what my 'Tiber' was

Zymurgy1 - 29 Feb 2016 12:55:11 (#11 of 35)

1. No

2. No

3. Pay here (permanent not contracting) is based on the fortnight. So probably payed extra if the number of workdays in the year is more. Otherwise no impact

4. Elizabeth

5. I have kids, I frequently take surprise leaps in the dark

Zymurgy1 - 29 Feb 2016 12:58:31 (#12 of 35)

After checking, 31st Dec this year is a Saturday. If there was no leap year it would be a Friday so no extra work days in the year, local crazy holiday rules excluded

Tagyourit - 29 Feb 2016 13:12:32 (#13 of 35)

No

No

Extra days pay

Lemmy

Many times.

Vendor - 29 Feb 2016 15:42:28 (#14 of 35)

1. Yes. One of my plant operators who expressed an intention of getting mortally pissed to celebrate. After all, it's only once every year four years.

2. No.

3. It's complicated, but yes, I get paid for it.

4. Undecimber.

5. Yes. It was all right for the first 26 years...

Pentecost - 29 Feb 2016 15:46:05 (#15 of 35)

3. Are you getting an extra day's pay, or working for free?

Pension is paid 4-weekly, interest on savings is calculated daily, so no difference to me.

4. If there were an extra month in the year, what should it be called?

Pentecost

5. Have you ever taken a leap in the dark, personally?

I've done night parachute jumps, if they count.

MadamGeorge - 29 Feb 2016 15:53:12 (#16 of 35)

night parachute jumps

No. Fucking. Way.

Pentecost - 29 Feb 2016 16:04:54 (#17 of 35)

It wasn't an option at the time, it was one of the things you had to do to qualify. The exit is easy as anything; the landing is the tricky bit because you don't see the ground. You had your equipment container dangling on a 15 foot rope from your harness so when you heard that thump you had less than a second to get yourself right.

TommyDGNR8 - 29 Feb 2016 16:14:12 (#18 of 35)

1. We had THREE in our class at primary school (OK, two were twins).

2. No.

3. It's factored in to our ridiculously complicated pay formula. It looks like an unpaid day, but it's in there.

4. It should be between December and January and called Respite.

5. No. Everything's analysed to death.

BrouTwo - 29 Feb 2016 16:14:13 (#19 of 35)

Were you in the parachute regiment?

Pentecost - 29 Feb 2016 16:16:41 (#20 of 35)

Yup. 70s

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