Some people will be slogging to work today with the grudging knowledge that many others are enjoying an extra-long weekend.
With Canada Day falling on a Tuesday this year, creating a "weird gap" in the work week, some employees are being treated to a four-day weekend.
This is the second similar week for Quebeckers who celebrated the St-Jean-Baptist holiday last week.
But among the less fortunate who`ll be punching the old time clock as usual today, there are some who suggest their bosses shouldn`t expect to see any records set in terms of productivity.
Unlike Victoria Day or Thanksgiving, which are sliding statutory holidays that always create a long weekend, Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st -- regardless of which day of the week that happens to be.
And because it marks the day of Canada's confederation in 1867, changing Canada Day to always create a long weekend would actually require an act of Parliament.
Next year, Canada Day will fall on a Wednesday -- again splitting the week -- however, it will create long weekends the following four years.