London - You may be waiting for the clock to tick round to 5pm today so you can leave the office. But in your head, the working week is already over by then.
Workers switch off for the weekend at 2.39pm on Friday, it is claimed. A study of 2 000 office staff found the majority mentally wind things down well before the official end of the day. Almost half admit they take Fridays easier than any other day.
Six in ten feel entitled to ease up earlier on a Friday because they work more than their contracted hours throughout the week.
The average worker puts at least three important things on hold until Monday, it was found. Yet more than 80 percent said their boss still gets “value for money” by employing them.
The research, commissioned by BA, found the Friday afternoon wind-down often consists of using Facebook, arranging weekend plans and online banking. - Daily Mail