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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!  
User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Christmas Day this year falls on a Sunday so, in the UK at least, it is not an official holiday according to the DTI (Dept of Trade and Industry). In lieu of this, Tuesday 27th December is deemed a public holiday.

My friends mother works in a shop on Saturdays and Sundays only. Needless to say the shop will not open on Christmas Day.

The shop (a well known high street magazine retailer with shops in the UK and abroad) has told them that if employees normally work on Sundays, they must take that day off from their annual holiday entitlement!!!   

Is this legal given that the company have taken the decision not open on Christmas day??? How blatent is it for such a high ranking company, or any company for that matter, to save an odd few pennies in such a shameless fashion???

I'm glad I don't work them as, if I did, I'd have just told them to stick their job up their APU exhaust!!!

[Edited 2005-11-17 21:43:09]

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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting Cxsjr (Thread starter):
I'm glad I don't work them as, if I did, I'd have just told them to stick their job up their APU exhaust!!!

 rotfl  Big grin



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1700 times:

My place of work is open on Christmas Day, but only on a volunteer basis. I always thought shops HAD to close on this day of the year, but I know a few local convenience stores open. I think workers are not legally obliged to work on this day of the year. Not sure though  scratchchin 

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1687 times:

BA open on xmas of course. This year though, the Contact BA office in Manchester is closed, Newcastle got the short Straw lol and they open on the big day this year.

God knows how im goin to get to work on those days, the 24th 26th and 27th
I have to get 2 buses to work, and the 2nd one dont run on public hols lol


User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1687 times:

Not sure how this applies to shops and Sunday workers, but as Christmas day falls on a Sunday, does it make 27 December a bank holiday as well as Boxing Day?

Rich


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 1666 times:

Yep, 26th and 27th are public holidays, same with new year, the new year is on sunday, so public holiday is on the monday.

Im working the 31st and 1st Smile will be fun, hopefully everyone will have a hangover on the Monday and not call in so i can sleep lol


User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 1654 times:

Bah-humbug I say!

I've had to work 15 out of the last 22 of them and have been thoroughly desensitized a long time ago. To do otherwise would be too depressing. No huge loss anymore as it's been all but ruined by hype/overcommercialization.

Makes you really appreciate if you DO get a holiday off though..................


User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
God knows how im goin to get to work on those days, the 24th 26th and 27th
I have to get 2 buses to work, and the 2nd one dont run on public hols lol

You lazy sod!

It's only a maximum 40 minute walk from Princess Parkway! Give those trainers a little workout.



I need to get laid
User currently onlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 1636 times:

Is the 26th no public holiday in Britain? It is in Germany and Denmark, I don't know about other countries.

User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Christmas is still off in my business,
but we opened up on Thanksgiving
Day for the last couple of years,
and turned out to be very busy.
It surprised us.



Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

As to the USA, the day after Christmas Day, Monday Dec. 26th isn't a public holiday, as we only observe the holiday itself. However, in most places including almost all offices, factories and schools (public and almost all private schools are out until after Jan. 2), will give there workers the 26th as a paid holiday. Almost all businesses except some convenience stores, gas stations, drug stores and resturants/bars will be closed on Sunday, Christmas Day, the 25th. However, while most workers will get Monday, the 26th off, this doesn't apply to almost all retail businesses and resturants. Gotta return those gifts and spend your gift cards!

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4878 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Christmas, being a relgious holiday should not be an official holiday. At least in the US. Unfortunately, it is, more or less.

So much for the separation of Church and State.



Next Up: STL-TPA-BWI-PWM-BWI-STL
User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 8):
Is the 26th no public holiday in Britain?

Boxing Day (26 December) is indeed a bank (public) holiday in the UK.

Rich


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