Friday, February 17, 2012
This annoys me about Portugal
However, what has bugged me, is that about 3 weeks ago, the Prime minister said there was to be no 'ponte' given for Carnival this year. Therefore companies were supposed to continue as normal, no closures etc. However, it appears that no-one has taken heed of this, even to the point that my daughter's public school, closes at lunchtime TODAY and stay closed for THREE days next week, not even the normal two for carnival period. And yet, who will pay for this lack of productivity, closures, the government. Now I understand that local governments have the power to decide how to spend the little money they have, but it does just make me wonder WHY? And maybe understand why Portugal is in the state it is. Get to work people, you have another 14 holidays to come this year!
I apologise if I sound like a 'slave driver' but there has to be limits, why should you have an extra half a day for a holiday which is taking place next week, and even so it is not an official holiday, although everyone treats it like one.
I also apologise if I have any of my details wrong, this is just my opinion and view of things.