Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Wow it’s been 8 months since my last post! How’s your holiday vacation so far? I am redirecting my site to a new perspective, and you may read about the change on the “About” menu of my page.

For a BPO/call center practitioner like me, we continue hustling even on holidays declared in the Philippines because we cater to international clients as well. Some levels also do not offer overtime pay, so we just get to collect these days for offsets. Every professional hopes for days of rest, recharge, leisure and space for personal stuff, and sometimes to just do nothing.

We take advantage of the remaining holidays for 2014 such as:

  • December 26 – special day after Christmas Β (special non – working holiday)
  • December 30 – Rizal Day (regular holiday)
  • December 31 – New Year’s EveΒ (special non – working holiday)

It would still depend on the business need of the company in its decision to have a BAU (business as usual) day, or a free rest day. πŸ™‚

Presenting the list of holidays for 2015 from theΒ Official Gazette of the Republic of the PhilippinesΒ by virtue of Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014Β . You may read through the links for more information.

2015 Holidays

  • January 1, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
  • January 2, 2015, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • February 19, 2015, Thursday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
  • February 25, 2015, Wednesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Special holiday)
  • April 2, 2015, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
  • April 3, 2015, Friday – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
  • April 4, 2015, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
  • April 9, 2015, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
  • May 1, 2015, Friday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)
  • June 12, 2015, Friday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)
  • August 21, 2015, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
  • August 31, 2015, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
  • November 1, 2015, Sunday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
  • November 30, 2015, Monday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 24, 2015, Thursday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • December 25, 2015, Friday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 30, 2015, Wednesday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)

On the other hand, working on any kind of holiday pays and makes you richer. Find out the difference between a regular holiday, and a special non – working holiday.

Holiday Payment Matrix

Happy Holidays indeed!

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