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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Just Asking

Just out of interest is anyone else getting an extra (free) day off work in recognition of the Queen's birthday?

We get one every year - not necessarily on her birthday - I've got a nice long weekend looming.

13 Comments:

Blogger Theblonde said...

I'm here first! prize for this on your blog?
I don't get an extra day, but still a long w/e though, ....ice-cream will enter the picture for us somewhere I'm sure.
enjoy US

6:12 pm  
Blogger The Boy said...

You mean beyond May Day?

In Canada its hilarious. We still get off Queen Victoria's Birthday. It hit the statute books way way back, and as everyone likes a day off, no one has bothered moving it...

7:02 pm  
Blogger d34dpuppy said...

bein in tha us no. but im off everydaze .but hay b happy 4 tha days u get off, um it is with pay innit?

9:27 pm  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

Your Queen or any queen? I mean, really. I need more holidays though, so I'll take it.

1:50 am  
Anonymous Rob said...

I'm revising for finals so no days off for me. Or you could say I'm a student so every day is a day off! At least the dissertation is in.

Enjoy your free time.

2:49 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

TheBlonde - no prize today but do keep trying!

TheBoy - yup we get the May Day bank holiday but also get an extra day added on.

D34D - yup we get paid 365 whether we are working or not.

Foilwoman - Our Queen. It's sort of traditional that the army gives you a day off when it's her birthday. I think some local government employees get the day off as well.

Rob - if the dissertation is in they it'll be time for a 'real' job soon!

6:49 am  
Blogger greavsie said...

No, grrr.

Oh hark at me!

8:05 am  
Anonymous Mr Angry said...

No extra days, but I did get to add 20 minutes to my commute because of the added security when she went walkabout on her actual birthday.

So actually, I LOSE free time.

10:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi My name is Walter I am in the SAS.

4:12 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Mr A - I had to paint grass green once when she was coming to visit us.

Walter - hello there - best of luck on your underwater knife fighting course.

5:42 pm  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Nope. Sadly.

5:57 pm  
Blogger Earth Girl said...

They get the day off for the Queens birthday in Australia and i know that staff in british embassys get the day off too.

5:33 am  
Anonymous Richard said...

Government office bod - and we get to take it anytime if your boss isn't a tool.

1:01 pm  

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