‘Hey, mister bee, why are you buzzing around? Take it easy.’ Good advice indeed, and on the first day of Slow Down week, organised by those Cultural Jammers, Adbusters, it applies to more than just apiarists.
And while you’re slowing down you can prepare yourself for work your proper hours day, which takes place on Friday, February 23.
“Rather than stress the negative effects of overwork, we’ll be focussing on statistics saying the amount of people working unpaid overtime has fallen.” said Tim Lezard, who is working on the TUC publicity for the event.
And, according to the TUC, salaried staff in the South West put in an average of just under seven hours extra work for free each week. If they were paid for these hours it would be worth around £82 a week or £4,288 a year.
“The positive effects of work-life balance has started to have an impact but there is still more to be done.
“I hope you’ll be able to put me in touch with someone who has benefited from an understanding boss who cuts them a bit of slack. In particular, it would be good to hear from an office worker who gets to knock off early and spend time with their kids as a result of working their proper hours.”
So, all you buzzing bees, if slowing down and doing your hours has worked for you after changes at work, get in touch with Tim on 0117 947 0521 or email , he’s usually there quite late.
Posted by Cptn
January 15th, 2007