Surely shop staff are entitled to celebrate the new year without having to worry about being hungover at work.
Many retailers open at a loss on New Years Day as staff are paid double time and the few customers that do spend buy sale items with little or no profit.
It's a sorry state of affairs when the only thing people want to do on a bank holiday, especially new years day, is go shopping.
If shops should open, so should the banks, public transport should run, offices should open. Why is it a holiday for all but retail staff, their not an emergency service.
I think it's a sad state of affairs, that the only thing people want to do on New Years day, is waste it nursing the hangover, because they follow all the other sheep and get ****ed the night before!
Yes Banks, offices etc should be open! I would love to not have to spend 8 days of my holidays entitlement, on days that I don't choose!