SURVEY SAYS: Additional Time Off for Independence Day

The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year, and it has always felt weird to me when a holiday breaks up the work week like that.

By PS | July 03, 2017
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Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “Are you taking additional time off surrounding the 4th?”

More than half (50.7%) of responding readers indicated they are taking off Monday, the 3rd, while 39.4% said they are not taking any additional time off. Seven percent are taking off the whole week, and 2.8% are taking off Monday and Wednesday.

In verbatim comments, several readers expressed they didn’t need to take additional time off because their employers also gave them Monday, the 3rd, as a day off. Some decided to make it a really long weekend, and took off Friday as well as Monday. One reader expressed that holidays that break up the week are difficult because it seems like you have two Mondays in the week. Readers that are not taking time off expressed that they can be more productive since many in the office will be taking time off. Editor’s Choice goes to the reader who said: I'll take a 4 day work week regardless of how it falls. :)” 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey!