by Linda Shaw
June 17, 2010
December 21, 2012 Doomsday:
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The December 21, 2012 doomsday is all but fifteen days away and in that time people should spend as much time with their families as possible since the world is going to end and all that.
Apparently, one Chinese company sees the necessity in giving their employees time to process the coming Apocalypse. Chengdu Higgses Internet Technology Company, sent out a memo to their office saying that everyone would have 12/20 and 12/21 off to prepare for the end of the world. The memo also gave tips on how to prepare and what to do in their time off.
To all Comrades in Arms:
In light of the special meaning of December 21, 2012, and after careful consideration, the company has reached the following decision: [To make] 2012 "Doomsday Vacation" arrangements, with vacation days on December 20 (a Thursday) and December 21 (a Friday), for two days in total.
We hope that during this vacation time, everyone will take the following steps:
1. Please take measures to prevent fire and theft.
2. You may choose to entirely shut down your cell phone for the duration of the vacation to ensure you are not bothered.
3. As everyone is usually always busy with work, we suggest you take advantage of this "final" time to spend more time with your closest family.
We wish everyone a meaningful "doomsday."
Notice is hereby given.
The memo is already going viral on the Chinese version of Twitter, where people are rapidly searching for all things December 21, 2012 related.
Though no one really knows if the world will end or not on 12/21/12, it's nice to at least think that employers are thinking of their employees and wanting them to be safe and protect themselves from fires and looters if the world does in fact go to hell in a hand basket.
Are you prepared for the Mayan Apocalypse? Do you think your company would give you time off to prepare for the end of the world?
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