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Is Europe back to a regular work/vacation schedule?

Thunderjet

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We normally do about half our business with European companies, and we've noticed that the usual vacation thingy is NOT happening this year as we had expected.

No lull in the demand department for the French, English or Italian companies. Of course we can't do anything for the Russians right now.

Has anyone else noticed this ?
 

barbter

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I can't answer what you're asking, but historically, Greece/Italy/Spain shuts for August....I expect they still will.
 

Thunderjet

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Jun 24, 2019
I can't answer what you're asking, but historically, Greece/Italy/Spain shuts for August....I expect they still will.
We normally see a decided dip in activity from the continent, but not this year.

I was simply asking if something has changed for the E.U.
 

Mark Rand

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Jul 9, 2007
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UK Rugby Warwickshire
UK population, in general seems to be back to normal holiday behaviour. Due to laying off cheap (mostly EU) workers at airports during the epidemic and not being able to replace them, UK airports have suffered gridlock during the Easter and early June holidays.

France normally shuts for all of August. That hasn't happened yet.
 

john.k

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The UK is shut down by a rail strike atm.....and endless argy bargy about 15% inflation in cost of living.......and a lot of talk about "the winter of discontent" 1979......of course its summer ,and summer of discontent doesnt sound as dramatic.
 








 
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