Rick Scott’s gift to state workers: Off on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve
Yes Virginia, there is a Rick Scott.
The Governor announced Friday that state offices “will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in recognition of state employees’ hard work throughout the year, including the response and recovery from Hurricane Michael.”
Office closures on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are in addition to regular office closures on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
“I’m proud to give state employees Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve off this year,” Scott said in a statement.
“Following the devastating impact of (Hurricane Michael), I witnessed Floridians coming together to help each other, and I saw thousands of state employees working around the clock to support families in the Panhandle,” he added. “These two additional holidays are well-deserved and a small way to show our appreciation for their efforts.”
Scott said that during his eight years as governor, “we have experienced an incredible economic turnaround in Florida and that turnaround would not be possible without the hard work of state employees.
“I hope that every Florida family has a wonderful holiday spent with friends and loved ones.”
Florida employees normally get nine holidays