Because of the decline in the economy, the office I work in began closing on Wednesdays. It's been great for me, I love having my Wednesdays off! But when a holiday falls on a Wednesday (like the 4th of July did this year) we didn't get it the day before or after off with pay.
I assumed that if a holiday fell on a Wednesday that just like when one falls on a Saturday or Sunday you would get the day before or after off with pay. This year Christmas and New Years fall on Wednesdays and I expect to get either Tuesday or Thursday off with pay. It's not a dealbreaker or anything, but I was just wondering what other people thought about this.
Paid holidays are not required, they're just a perk. It's up to the company to decide to give time off for a holiday on a day that they're closed. I wouldn't like it but I don't think it's fair for the company to pay for a holiday landing on a day they weren't going to be open anyway.
Even without the "closed Wednesdays" LOTS of companies don't give you an extra paid day off if a legal holiday falls on a weekend.
And lots of companies don't give you a paid day off for some legal holidays that falls on a weekday- We don't get MLK Day or Veterans Day. This year, for the first time in many years, we actually get President's Day. And I work for a BIG, reasonably successful company.
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).
See, that's the thing I obviously didn't make clear - I'm salaried so paid holidays were part of the deal. This is why I'm a little miffed. No biggie - I'm leaving in a year anyway when me and the family move.