Sunday, July 02, 2006

Monday Becomes Orphan Workday for Some - AM New York:

NEW YORK -- With the July Fourth holiday falling on Tuesday this year, Monday will be an orphan workday for many people who can't take the day off.

Although other national holidays are usually moved to the nearest Monday, Independence Day is always observed on July 4. And while some companies are giving their employees an extra day off Monday, many other people who do have to work might not be as productive as usual.

Some may be a little out of sorts, knowing they're stuck on the job while friends or relatives are at backyard barbecues. But workplace experts say that it might not entirely be their fault that they're less productive -- a lot of tasks require collaboration and many co-workers, customers and other business associates won't be there.

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