1. You get extra cash on your next pay day.

Probably the best thing about working on a holiday is getting more than your overtime pay. Here are the rates for regular employees according to the Department of Labor and Employment:

Regular holidays

  • Rate for regular holidays: [(Daily rate + COLA) x 200%]
  • Overtime rate for regular holidays: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200%  x 130% x number of hours worked)
  • Rate for work done on a regular holiday that is also a rest day: [(Daily rate + COLA ) x 200%] + [30%(Daily rate x 200%)]
  • Overtime work done on a regular holiday that is also a rest day: (Hourly rate of basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked)


Special Non-Working Holidays

  • Rate for special non-working holidays: [(Daily rate + x 130%) + COLA%]
  • Overtime rate for regular holidays: (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130%  x 130% x number of hours worked)
  • Rate for work done on a special non-working holiday that is also a rest day: [(Daily rate x 150%) + COLA]
  • Overtime work done on a regular holiday that is also a rest day: (Hourly rate of basic daily wage x 150% x 130% x number of hours worked)


2.You get actual work done.
You often get to finish very little on a regular work day, and it’s not because you’re not doing anything, but because other tasks tend to push back the things that you’ve been planning to do. Working on a holiday takes out distractions and puts extra workload to a minimum, so you are really able to focus on what’s on your plate.

3. You get to serve more customers.
For those working in restaurants or other service-related establishments, working during a holiday means you get to serve more customers, and since a lot of places are often closed, your earnings (and tips) for the day shoot up.

4. You get freebies.
A lot of bosses seem to be nicer to their teams during holidays, and when you’re working extra hard, free lunches or dinners are often the pay back. It may not be much for some, but at least you’ll get to save the money you’re supposed to use for meals.

5. You feel good about yourself.
There are a few things better than knowing that you’ve actually managed to accomplish something. Working on a holiday makes you feel that your time wasn’t wasted, plus you get to go home and really enjoy the rest that you so deserve.

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