admin wrote:I'm fine with the idea that they rounded up the holiday to include another day
Some retail workers are already asking for January 2 to be declared a compulsory permanent holiday, a feriado irrenunciable
. Here is a semi-official justification for this according to diputado Miguel Ángel Alvarado (my translation)
"In Latin America generally, work hours are long, although worker productivity is low. For this reason we think this option is a valid one, so that after one hangover day (sic), ie Jan 1, workers will have an additional day for rest and family activities."
So because work hours are long and worker performance is low, more time off in needed in order to recover from the obligatory New Year drunken binge. This from a member of parliament, and a medic to boot.
Chile seems to have slipped sideways into a parallel universe. Diputado Alvarado's logic is not mine.
Original statement here.
The September national holidays for 2017 will be interesting...especially in an election year.
Bienvenidos a Chaqueteo City.
Après moi, le déluge