Sunday, July 02, 2006

July 3 - PTO or co holiday?

I'm taking an informal survey to see if people's companies give them Monday, July 3 as a company holiday, if people are working (like me), or if you're taking it as a PTO. My friend Natalie #1 has it as a company holiday (per her out of office reply), Alicia has a company holiday... what about the rest of y'all?

UPDATE: Today is not so productive at work... This article makes me think companies should just give people the day off and make us muy happy rather than having a somewhat unproductive day for workers who do work today...

With the July Fourth holiday falling on Tuesday this year, today will be an orphan workday for many people who can't take the day off. Although other national holidays are usually moved to the nearest Monday, Independence Day is always observed on July 4. And while some companies are giving their employees an extra day off, many other people who do have to work might not be as productive as usual. Some may be a little out of sorts, knowing they're stuck on the job while friends or relatives are at backyard barbecues. Workplace experts say that it might not entirely be their fault that they're less productive -- a lot of tasks require collaboration and many co-workers, customers and other business associates won't be there.

"By and far, the American work ethic and the productivity consciousness still leads the world, so the fact that we have a day that may not be as productive as every other Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, I think that that's not so daunting," Paul Sanchez, the director of organizational research at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, said. "It's not a threat to the entire economy."

3 Comments:

At July 03, 2006 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

government....not a holiday (but it's my regular day off)
Jeanne

 
At July 03, 2006 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anita said...

The 75 year old lady who rang up my groceries today whined that her whole family was at the lake while she had to work. I guess she was being "productive" ...

 
At July 03, 2006 11:12 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Zippy guessed that "over 50%" of companies give their employees the day off as a company holiday.

 

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