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Work your proper hours day

20 February 2007 by Karen

Logo: a cartoon, smiling clock face with the words 'work your proper hours day. Friday 23rd February 2007'

One of the perks of this job – other than the obvious joy of working in a museum – is flexi time.  We always get back the hours we work which is very convenient when you fancy an early dart to the pub on a Friday or a Monday morning in bed. Not everyone is so blessed though – apparently we (sorry, you) give your employers £23 billion in free hours every year. So the TUC is running its annual ‘Work your proper hours day’ this Friday to encourage the UK’s workforce to leave on time, take a proper lunchbreak etc.

One of the suggested activities is to pop to a museum in your lunchtime, so the 24 Hour Museum has put together lunchtime trails for several cities, including Liverpool. The Walker Art Gallery, World Museum Liverpool and National Conservation Centre are all close to the main shopping and business districts, all have cafes and are all more fun than sitting at your desk praying for home time.

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