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    I used to go to school in Japan where we had A LOT of bank holidays and random days off. But, holidays in Japan are a lot shorter than in the UK, so the bank holidays were needed. In the UK, sure more would be nice, but we already have long holidays compared to many other countries, so idk if more bank holidays would really be necessary.
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    A single bank holiday costs the economy £2.3bn.

    Just putting that out there...
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    (Original post by shooks)
    Currently we only get eight bank holidays a year in the UK (nine in Scotland).
    The 'eight' in the questions that made me think you weren't Scots. If you know it has nine, why not say so in the question?
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    A single bank holiday costs the economy £2.3bn.

    Just putting that out there...
    Worth it
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    No. We have enough bank holidays. If you need more days off then book them off from your remaining allocation as and when needed, and quit being lazy. Ugh - and then people complain about immigrants taking their jobs...

    At my company, since we mainly deal with international businesses - the bank holidays are converted to extra holidays which we can book off instead - on the plus side, we can choose to work from home on bank holidays anyway.
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    If I could actually have them off, then yeah definitely. I'm a fan of the idea of EVERYWHERE being closed on a bank holiday, but given how many people spend their bank holidays out, it'll never happen. They're gradually becoming more like Sundays, which are pretty much like any other day nowadays if you go into a town/city centre.

    I've lived abroad, in places where bank holidays/public holidays are actually guaranteed days off for pretty much everybody. It's nice, and people would flock to public spaces for BBQ's and picnics and the like... all planned out the days before of course due to no shops being open. It's a good thing for employee happiness/productivity I think to be guaranteed that time off alongside partners/children etc. In this country people seem to hit shops, coffee shops and restaurants, which makes it impossible for people working in certain sectors to have those days off.
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    358 more bank holidays
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    Yes, it was a joke before someone tells me it adds up 366 days per year
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    no because the service industry gets **** on to be quite honest. :/ some places don't offer more days off or extra pay and just make workers deal with more work than necessary with the same number of staff...
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    Halloween bank holiday pls
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    (Original post by Speckle)
    I want more holidays and more pay and more girls and more cars.
    lmao
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    (Original post by danielwinstanley)
    358 more bank holidays
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    Yes, it was a joke before someone tells me it adds up 366 days per year
    :nope: get off the stage mate
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    As a student, yes
 
 
 
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