England Against Long Hours: a holiday of their own

Think Americans are the only ones concerned with long hours?  Check out http://www.worksmart.org.uk/workyourproperhoursday/

 

“Over five million people at work in the United Kingdom regularly do unpaid overtime.”  Sheesh, if we in the United States could only be so lucky to have such a low number.  They believe there are five main reasons why people do unpaid overtime, so take the quiz and find out if you’re a “Stay Late Sheep,” a “Beast of Burden,” a “Cat Herder,” a “Chaos Theorist,” or a “Desk Junkie.”

We have National Leave the Office Earlier day, and the United Kingdom has Work Your Proper Hours Day!  According to the site, February 21 marks the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year and starts earning for themselves.  No wonder there is a United Kingdom version of my book “Leave the Office Earlier”!

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