22 February 2017: Work your proper hours day
This Friday (24 Feb) will see workers across the UK actually leave work on time. All in celebration of work your proper hours day.
Work your proper hours day celebrates the unsung (and unrewarded) hours that staff put in to help their employers.
It’s a day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year, and starts earning for themselves. And we think that’s a day worth celebrating.
Over five million people at work in the UK regularly do unpaid overtime. Employers were given £31.5 billion of free work last year.
And long hours aren’t good for us. They cause stress, they’re bad for our health, they make caring for children or dependents more difficult, and tired, burnt-out staff are bad for business.
So if you often work unpaid overtime, why not take some time to reflect on how well (or badly) you’re balancing your life?
This is one day in the year to make the most of your own time.
Take a proper lunch break and leave work on time to enjoy your Friday evening – you deserve it!