During the year we all get the usual bank holidays, then there's Christmas, midterms, and an odd day here and there. Yet people are still begging for more. Everyone has become so pessimistic towards work. If you listen to anyone on a Sunday afternoon, all you will hear is ' oh back to the grinding stone tomorrow' or ' if only we could have just one more day'. It all sounds so negative. If we get any more holidays, you could just imagine how lazy we would all get. The weekends are two days long for a reason. The usual Saturday being the day where you get all the jobs done around the house and then Sunday, the day of rest. If one can't survive at 'the office' for 5 days then i think they should take another look at their career plan, they are obviously not fond of their job.
Yet in saying that, its not only because of having to go back to school or work why we all dread the end of a holiday. It is simply because we enjoy getting money into the hand without having to work. It is an easy life to be able to sit down for 3 months and still get money into the pocket. Also, the Government are dishing out money to those who 'can't find work'. I understand that there are those who do genuinely try to look for a job, but then there are those who are unemployed and end up getting more than some who work a full day. From the words of Al Capp ' Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work', and i agree fully.
I think we need to remember that ' We work to live and not live to work'. I'm not saying that we should be waiting for the alarm to go off on Monday morning, but we need to accept that holidays don't last forever, and they shouldn't. It's great being able to take time off to spend time with our loved ones but its equally important to know that no matter how long you stay off for your inbox and email will still be there waiting for you tomorrow.