Cxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2510 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!!!
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2418 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
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2372 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..................
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2308 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!