I have been rather overworked these days and my last weekend was quite stressful, hardly had time to relax. I was anxiously scanning the calendar to find out when the poya holiday was falling and was bitterly disappointed to find out it was on a Sunday.
Imagine my delight this morning to discover an email from our HR department telling us that we would be on holiday on Friday.
The message starts off like this:
"Dear Operational Team Members,
We have received a request form the Honorable Minister of the Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion to grant a holiday on Friday, 19th November 2010 to organizations located in areas of Colombo 1,2,3 and 4.
The Employers’ Federation in their circular to the employers have advised that appropriate action be initiated by such employers considering the practical difficulties the employees may encounter in terms of movement/road closers etc"
Oh, the irony of a Minister for productivity promotion declaring a holiday.
I however, am quite delighted.