Public Sector & Government Agencies to Close on Saturdays

The federal government authorised a choice to alter working hours for public sector workers to develop into 35 hours per week whereas Saturday will not be a working day. Which means the schedule will change on Friday from 8AM until 3PM as a substitute of 8AM until 11AM and Muslim workers will get a two-hour break to go pray.

The choice has apparently upset many Muslims within the nation as a result of Friday is prayer day and is unofficially thought-about a break day in most Muslim-dominated areas in Lebanon. For instance, I do know for a truth that you could’t get something achieved in Saida on Fridays and have to attend until Saturdays, however that’s additionally the case in most areas in Lebanon since everybody, Christian or Muslim, leaves at 11 which doesn’t make sense.

To be sincere, we can’t ask the federal government to set completely different working hours for each space relying on its non secular affiliation as it might be a headache and that’s not how issues work, however I’m in opposition to dropping Saturdays as a result of that is the one day the place individuals who work all week (like myself) can get issues achieved. If we had higher alternate options (like e-forms) than heading out and ending the papers ourselves, then I can completely perceive nevertheless it’s both you pay LibanPost further prices otherwise you go on Saturdays by your self.

What’s gonna occur now could be that nobody goes to work on Fridays and Saturdays are off LOL!

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