cxsjr
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:35 am

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!!!

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flyAUA
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:21 am

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
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:23 am

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 
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trekster
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:31 am

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
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RedDragon
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:31 am

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
 
trekster
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:00 am

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
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NKP S2
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:16 am

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..................
 
BAxMAN
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:21 am

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!

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TheSonntag
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:30 am

Is the 26th no public holiday in Britain? It is in Germany and Denmark, I don't know about other countries.
 
PSA53
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Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:36 am

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.
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ltbewr
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RE: Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:31 pm

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!
 
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RE: Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:41 pm

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.
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RedDragon
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RE: Christmas Day Is Not A Public Holiday This Year!

Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:39 am

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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