Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Working through the Bank Holidays when nobody else does, even when they are at work #BRITISHDADSTUFF

You know that you are a Great British Dad when... feel like the worst person on Earth working on a Bank Holiday.

You try to earn as much money as possible.
But Bank Holidays are not meant to be worked.

I've worked through not only the regular national holidays, but also all those extra ones we've been given:

Queen's birthdays (yep, I'm in an office while Brian May is playing live on top of Buckingham Palace)...
National events that are practically a day-off...
and yet more wonderful Royal Family related shutdowns.

The worst one, and a career low, was driving home from work and seeing an actual Red Arrows flypast in my rear-view mirror.

Can you call it a flypast when it's behind you?

I knew right there and then... this can't be right.

There are upsides with working through a Bank Holiday, or for the foreign companies that don't understand how the country grinds to a standstill on random other days.

You've got to love any enterprise that thinks the British will do anything that's any use between December 22nd and January 8th.

Here's the big secret they don't know, that the great thing about working on those days is that no-one else is doing anything that's any use at any other company in the country too.

Isn't it brilliant, after what they've given us, that we can still name our holidays after the banks.

Turns out working through them does not get you ahead of a Banker.

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