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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

C'mon, We're Waiting

About five days ago the Government announced that the public sector will be enjoying a three-day holiday to celebrate the UAE's National Day this coming Friday, December 2nd.

Us private sector folk have been awaiting a similar (though naturally scaled-down) announcement regarding the holiday for people who actually have to work for a living. But none has come, so we must assume that we will be doing double-holiday-time on Friday. Friday is the usual day off, and National Day also falls on Friday this year. So we'll have to celebrate both events at the same time. It's tough in the private sector.

That's fair enough, but what I cannot understand is why Government employees, who, as far as I can tell only work five hours a day for about 250 days a year, will get three days off (plus Friday). Are they more loyal and nationalistic than everyone else? Maybe they are. That'll be the reason.

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Blogger CG said...

At least this lack of announcement should come as no surprise to you.

The day when they do give 'you' guys a 4 day holiday will be the time you miss the newspaper and set your alarm for 6 am....get to the office...and then hang about for a few hours wondering where all the other folk are.

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