Aldi Is Closing On Boxing Day To Allow Staff An Extra Day Off
Most of us look forward to Christmas - specifically the festive cheer and excessive food that come with it - but for many retailer workers, the day is tinged by dread towards the Boxing Day madness that lurks around the corner.
But Aldi employees will be able to fill their glasses without fear this Christmas, as the German discount supermarket is allowing them all to spend the day at home with their families.
All 830 stores in the UK will stay closed on Boxing Day, so you'll have to find somewhere else to nip out to for emergency Baileys after you've drank it all over turkey and board games.
The supermarket has actually closed its doors to customers on 26 December for many years now and it is not the only major retailer to do so.
All of Home Bargains' 500 stores will be shut for the second year running to allow staff to 'enjoy' the Christmas holiday.
Announcing the news on Twitter and Instagram, the chain said: "To all our staff: Thank you for all your hard work once again this year. All our stores will be closed on Boxing Day to ensure you are able to spend time with your friends and family. We hope you enjoy the Christmas holiday.
"To our customers: All of our stores will be closed on Boxing Day this year to ensure all our hard working staff are able to enjoy the Christmas break. Our stores will open on the 27th December. Thank you for your understanding and support.
"Thanks again from all at HB x."
DIY retailer Wickes are also getting into the festive spirit of things by allowing staff to have Boxing Day off.
A spokesperson told LADbible: "This Christmas we are thanking our colleagues for their continued hard work by closing our stores nationwide on Boxing Day, giving them a well-earned festive break.
"We hope this extra day off ensures our colleagues are able to fully enjoy the Christmas period and spend valuable time with their friends and family."
For those of you who don't give a toss about the well-being of retail staff and can't bear the thought of waiting until 27 December to visit the shops, it's worth remembering that Boxing Day is in fact even more special than Christmas Day and should be spent eating leftovers and watching football.
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