….when the government make you work Saturday so that you can get an additional day of holiday.
It’s one thing to make your own decision as to whether or not to work over a weekend, but to have it legislated really makes one break out in an attitude.
On Tuesday, 5th April, the Chinese nation gets a public holiday for QingMing (or Sweeping Tombs Festival) in order to honour their ancestors. In order to get Monday off work as well so that one can take a long-weekend: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, most office and government workers have to work today, the Saturday before the Festival.
Suddenly an already long week stretches into 6 working days – one needs 3 days rest to recover! I
can’t can imagine how this concept would go down in South Africa….