Vacation cut short

@stuckonu (726)
Philippines
January 1, 2012 6:48pm CST
Supposedly, January 2 2012 is still our scheduled leave but my workaholic boss scheduled it as a training. It was initially alright but since we came from the province, we have to cut our vacation to 2 days only. I wonder why January 2 wasn't declared as a special holiday. Did you come to work today? Does it still feels like a hoilday? Sigh!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Jan 12
P-noy is not very fond of declaring regular days as holidays. He doesn't like following the footsteps of the previous administration. It's annoying because we've got the holiday hangovers and yet we can't indulge with rest.
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@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
2 Jan 12
Yeah, I agree. But I think he's overdoing it to the point of being OA. He doesn't want to be associated with anything with the previous administration even with the good things such as extended holidays. He's giving the impression that his government is a working government yet he travels frequently like his predecessor. I have nothing against any government official as I do not vote any of them but their decissions sometimes annoys me. :)
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Well, that's just like them. Their decisions for the nation is influenced with their self-interest.
• United States
2 Jan 12
Bummer :( That sounds no fun. I work from home, however, when I worked, and when January 1st was a holiday we would have the 2nd off. I think. If I were the boss I would definitely call it a holiday - I think it hurts the rapport in the office to do it like this :(
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
2 Jan 12
the boss may be helping you by teaching something new-- normal days you cannot allot time for extra training. that way can it be called good for us. True a monthly earner may not feel like working on today. If I were a boss and it may not cause loss for the company--yes i will declare holiday.
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@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
2 Jan 12
Well as of now I am in between jobs so haven't quite started work yet a lot of no job days are coming my way but, I've experinced your dilemma before when i was still working for convergys a call center, i had to work both Christmas and New Year that sucked, a lot but work is work so i guess you'll just have to stick by it, but don't worry your not alone, will never be alone with this kinda matter happy new year stuck on u.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
2 Jan 12
Yes. In USA 2nd January is a holiday. Of course in India it is not a holiday. Of course number of holidays we have is more than western countries. Enjoy doing work, learn new things, try to improve your skills. happy new year 2012 ! Help your country progress well.
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@Hatley (152211)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jan 12
hisuckonu Here in the U S most companies declare Jan 2 a holiday as Newyears day came on a Sunday . I am sorry for you as it cut short your holiday.your boss is indeed a worka holic for sure.I am retired lo lol so am only mylotting which is more fun than work for me.
@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
2 Jan 12
I envy you. At least now you're doing something at the comfort of your own home. Retirement isn't so bad after all especially if you are keeping yourself busy with stuff that you love doing. Well, it's still a long time before I enjoy working at home because I'm planning to be a freelancer. i hope I will be able to acquire the necessary skills as a programmer.