Bank Holiday Monday is to be followed by Bank Holiday Tuesday amid fears every worker in Britain has forgotten how to log in to their work computers.
It is also believed up to 80% of the UK’s workforce can’t remember how to work at all after a prolonged Easter break that will now extend beyond May Day.
No-one in the country has done anything for almost two weeks as they cashed in on the royal wedding bank holidays to book an extended break from work.
The government has declared a shutdown at the request of palid IT advisers who are warning of “Y2K-style armageddon” if everyone floods helpdesks with calls as is expected.
It’s believed the cost of people forgetting their PC login details, email password and missing the motorway turn off for work could run in to billions at a time when the UK economy is in dire straits.
Even the additional day of holiday will have a significant impact on low-growth Britain, warn analysts.
“We estimate Wednesday will be a write off with workers needing huge cigarette breaks to catch up on a fortnight’s worth of gossip involving the girl from accounts and Terry from head office,” said Andrew Hitchins, a CBI senior policy executive.
“This will render Thursday a non-starter too as people prepare for Friday, which is traditionally a day when everyone winds down anyway.”