Monday, December 27, 2004

Closed for the holidays

In Adelaide, Australia, the government forces all retail stores to close for 6 days between Christmas and New Years Day. Retailers argue that the enforced closure costs employees over $17 million in lost wages.

1 Comments:

Blogger Anita Campbell said...

Hi Greg,

Oddly enough, this doesn't surprise me.

My experience with doing business with Australian companies during Christmas time is that they all more or less shut down or operate on the barest skeleton staff. Everyone heads for the beach, since it is summer there. Don't expect to get much done until January 3rd.

Australia has some of the most hard-driving, ruthless business people in the world (e.g., Rupert Murdoch), but they take their play seriously, too.

Nice blog,
Anita

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