Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

No time like home time

There can be few less subtle hints than being sent a story about national Go Home On Time Day by a colleague.

Convinced it was a prank, the story was ignored until now but as it's well after going home time it has been resurrected for the purposes of this column.

The good people at charity Working Links have organised the day which is aimed at encouraging people to think about how they balance their work and home lives. A survey of those still in the newsroom found the charity's recommendation that a senior member of staff has a "ceremonial switch-off" at going home time and wishes everyone a pleasant evening. And had there been anyone still around there would have been plenty of support for the push to "avoid planning meetings that will start within an hour of their usual finishing time". But ironically, delving into Go Home On Time day has made me not go home on time.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Comment

More

Company Profiles

More

Help & Advice

More

People on the move

More