My working hours are 9-5, although in my job I’m expected to stay late if work needs doing . Apparently my salary ‘reflects this’ requirement. Could have fooled me.
Today was a fairly quiet one so I could have hit the door running at five on the nose, but while I was on my fag break (costing the economy money) I read in the local rag that today is, “leave work on time day”.
Well I decided that I wasn’t leaving work at five o’clock just because some sock puppet charity with nothing better to do says I should. I stayed an extra half hour and caught up on some long running task.
While I was stuck in traffic at close to six o’clock, belly rumbling and in need of a brew, it occurred to me that if I hadn’t read that article I would have been home by now.
Sometimes being such a stubborn, pig headded bugger has real disadvantages.