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Did you give your employees the day off on July 5th, since the holiday fell on a Thursday?

 If not, did you notice a significant decrease in productivity that day? Or an increased number of "sick" employees?

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John P. Hart
Title: Vice Pres - CFO
Company: Nova Pressroom Products, LLC
(Vice Pres - CFO, Nova Pressroom Products, LLC) |

Yes, we closed on Friday 05July.
Used it as one of our "floating" paid holidays.

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Mike Caruana
Title: Director of Financial Services
Company: Diamond Resorts International
(Director of Financial Services, Diamond Resorts International) |

No, we stayed open Friday - and had no call outs. Since a good slice of my team's compensation is tied to call center results, they were fine with working (or requested off in advance.)

Sara Voight
Title: Controller
Company: Critical Signal Technologies, Inc
(Controller, Critical Signal Technologies, Inc) |

Our company runs on a 24/7 care center, so the office was open including for the operations and back office people. Most people used their PTO or vacation time. That left the office quiet and very productive for those of us who did come in to work.

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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Prime Investments & Development
(CFO, Prime Investments & Development) |

We did not either; we have the approved holiday's listed in the policy manual and the day after a holiday I would think should be a PTO day if they want to take it off. I do however give them the option; if they would rather work the holiday and take the next day off they could do that.

Stephen Glenn
Title: Controller
Company: Pierre Frey, Inc.
(Controller, Pierre Frey, Inc.) |

We were closed on Friday the 5th.
As a wholesaler, it was in line with our agents, business would have been very slow. Also, many employees would have tried to schedule the day off to have a long weekend. This way everyone received a long weekend / mini vacation.

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Dana Price
Title: Vice President, M&A
Company: McGraw Hill Education
(Vice President, M&A, McGraw Hill Education) |

We were closed, although there was plenty of email moving around. It was a great perk.

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