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DOHA: About 70 percent of employees from some government institutions and departments still did not report to work after the long 12-day Eid holidays since most are still with their families abroad, Al Sharq has reported.
Full attendance of these government workers however are expected to commence next week especially that the school are also slated to reopening by September 9, the report said.
Some employees were seen visiting other offices to extend their Ed Al Fitr greetings while desserts and coffee were served to visitors, an age-old tradition that office bosses just allow such routines.
Mohammed Al Hajri said it is normal around the world that there is an increased activity after a long vacation but what happens in Qatar is quite different since the first day of work falls on Wednesday that they felt a sense of mid-week boredom.
He, however, warned government workers that they are duty-bound to perform their tasks and there are transactions that need to be completed for their clients.
Hassan Al Marri said many of these government workers have extended their holidays which also coincidentally falls on summer vacation that most preferred enjoying travelling abroad.
The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs which recently shifted to the new office tower in Dafna was seen to have almost a hundred percent presence of its employees who have been agog to serve basic services to their clients.
Transactions at the Ministry of Environment was also seen to be back to normal on the first day of work since employees promptly returned to work there.