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Today is a Privilege day for some.


commonman

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Off work today like many in the public services because i am given a day holidays its referred as a privilege day
Why we get it i dont know but we take it,told my Daughter this morning she was on her way to work in the retail sector she could not believe it when i told her, she will get monday off bank holiday like every one else, but had to work late last night thursday and tonight friday night to make up, from one extreme to the other.
 

Burnout

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I have a life.
Another 'special case' syndrome.
 

Tweek

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All public services I've interacted with are open today, bar one it seems (although they're crap at answering the phone anyway so I dunno).

I, however, in the private sector, am off.

Actually appears to be more of an Irish-owned private sector day off these days as my siblings working in multinationals are in, but everyone I know in an Irish non-retail company is off...
 

RobertW

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Go and tell your boss that you're prepared to work overtime to make up the difference.
 

EoinMag

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I am working for a multinational, they want us in as it's a normal day globally, that said the EMEA market is not calling in today. Because I am working I get a day in lieu for the day.
They did not wish us to make this known to colleagues around the world also working for us.
 

ruserious

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Relax and go for a pint.
Oh wait.
 

onlyasking

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All public services I've interacted with are open today, bar one it seems (although they're crap at answering the phone anyway so I dunno).

I, however, in the private sector, am off.

Actually appears to be more of an Irish-owned private sector day off these days as my siblings working in multinationals are in, but everyone I know in an Irish non-retail company is off...
You idiot - get back on message. Public sector = evil etc etc....
 

onlyasking

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I am working for a multinational, they want us in as it's a normal day globally, that said the EMEA market is not calling in today. Because I am working I get a day in lieu for the day.
They did not wish us to make this known to colleagues around the world also working for us.
Stop this stuff. How can we berate public sector workers with stuff like this....
 

Astral Peaks

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I am working for a multinational, they want us in as it's a normal day globally, that said the EMEA market is not calling in today. Because I am working I get a day in lieu for the day.
They did not wish us to make this known to colleagues around the world also working for us.
Ditto, normal working day for me (US MNC), but no day in lieu.
Our EMEA clients seem to be working normally, but Irish service contractors are all shut it appears.

We have a wire guidance system in our pallet racking down, cannot get a technician till Tuesday AM, so two aisles in the warehouse have to be picked from by hand, even at height. Cannot lift out full pallets.
 

EoinMag

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Stop this stuff. How can we berate public sector workers with stuff like this....


Oh, at a guess I'd say there are other things you could find pretty handy.
 

EoinMag

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Ditto, normal working day for me (US MNC), but no day in lieu.
Our EMEA clients seem to be working normally, but Irish service contractors are all shut it appears.

We have a wire guidance system in our pallet racking down, cannot get a technician till Tuesday AM, so two aisles in the warehouse have to be picked from by hand, even at height. Cannot lift out full pallets.

I work a lot with Germans, they practically shut the country down this week.
 

Hardball

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In the construction industry Good Friday and all of next week have been a traditional holiday in our industry for as long as I can remember.

Won't be starting back until Tuesday week :)
 

sparkey321

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Im in Singapore and its a public holiday here but all that means is a boom day for the retail sector...
 

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Australia shuts down for the day
 

Tea Party Patriot

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Off work today like many in the public services because i am given a day holidays its referred as a privilege day
Why we get it i dont know but we take it,told my Daughter this morning she was on her way to work in the retail sector she could not believe it when i told her, she will get monday off bank holiday like every one else, but had to work late last night thursday and tonight friday night to make up, from one extreme to the other.
The privilege days literally go back to pre independence when a lot of the senior civil servants were English. They were at Christmas and Easter to give them them a chance to visit their folks on the mainland.

Of course try telling that to a union in Ireland!

They are however (to the best of my knowledge) not part of the deal for new entrants.
 

RobertW

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The privilege days literally go back to pre independence when a lot of the senior civil servants were English. They were at Christmas and Easter to give them them a chance to visit their folks on the mainland.

Of course try telling that to a union in Ireland!

They are however (to the best of my knowledge) not part of the deal for new entrants.
That's bs. . . They're religious festivals . .
 
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