Just Another Business or Work Day On Holidays

February 11th, 2013 by

Today here in BC it was an introduction of a new statutory holiday called BC family day where the intent was to try and give people time off to spend time with their family. What I thought it was kind of interesting though was that for the most part a lot of people were still working. For example, people working in government jobs or places like restaurants and attractions want to stay open to capitalize on more business.

That just made me think of difference in mentality where you could either treat a holiday like an entitlement to take time off or you could capitalize on it to generate more revenue while taking a less productive day off instead. Sounds like an odd way of thinking but makes sense in many ways huh? For example, for many tomorrow is probably going to be less busy for like a food vendor on the street and so working today and taking the day off and having the “family day” tomorrow would probably make more sense.

I suppose in that sense it’s all about if you are willing to not follow the crowd and do what makes more sense for your business and lifestyle.


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