Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day
When : Always April 3rd
Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day might be your day to sleep in. If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday when you are normally off of work, it's an easy day to participate in. Otherwise, make sure you get your boss' approval prior to participating.
Wouldn't it be nice to wake up in the morning and decide whether you will go to work? If it is going to be fun at work, you get up and go. Otherwise, you turn over and go back to sleep.
Employer Tip: To increase attendance today, we suggest you consider things that will make it fun to go to work. Like the promise of a paycheck, benefits,..............
Warning: We strongly suggest that anyone thinking of not going into work, clears it with their boss first! Special and bizarre days are fun to participate in. But, not at the risk of losing your job.
Origin of "Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. You can be certain that it wasn't your boss.
This Day in History April 3rd
The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins. (1860)
American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.(1865)
American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford. (1882)
Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design. (1885)
The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs. (1888)
The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality. (1895)
Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. (1922)
RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line. (1929)
Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh. (1936)
World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula. (1942)
Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March. (1946)
President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries. (1948)
In Jeju, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju massacre. (1948)
The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges. (1955)
Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado. (1956)
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. (1968)
Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort. (1969)
Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released. (1973)
The Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured. (1974)
Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default. (1975)
The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco. (1981)
Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his cabin in Montana, United States. (1996)
A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board. (1996)
United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors. (2000)
Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves. (2004)
ATA Airlines, once one of the ten largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in five years and ceases all operations. (2008)
Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be removed and taken into state custody. (2008)