Monday, March 02, 2009

Mark 4:25

Again we see the discrepancy between the public and private sectors. Eid Milwad an-Nabi, the Birthday of the Prophet (pbuh), is a UAE national one-day holiday. It falls on the twelfth of the lunar month Rabi al-awwal. Given that the first of the month fell on 26 February (the new moon), it doesn’t take a PhD in astronavigation to work out that the public holiday falls on Monday.

Last week, there was an announcement published in the local papers that the public sector would have Sunday off. This is wonderful. Not only more than a week’s notice of the actual date for a holiday, but also a long weekend. Huzzah!

But what of the private sector? Monday? Sunday? No. the government in its mercy declared that the private sector would have the holiday on Saturday 7 March. That’s right: the weekend. This beneficence is brought to you by those who get more, longer holidays.

Grump, grump, grump.



alexander... said...

Our brilliant solution? Take Sunday off anyway!!!


Grumpy Goat said...

I'm taking all next week off. Tubbataha here I come!


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