HR Strange But True!
August 31, 2001

British workers were encouraged to stay home on Aug. 24 in support of National Slacker Day.

It hasn't been lost on them that they work longer hours and take fewer days off than any other European workers do. Hoping to turn discontent into action, the site organized the event.

"Every day, otherwise creative and intelligent people are driven to hair loss and road rage due to an unhealthy 'work-comes-first,' stress-driven culture," the site proclaimed.

The campaign slogan urges, "For the sake of your health... stay in bed on 24 August."

The United Kingdom enjoys fewer bank holidays than other European countries, and even then, UK employment law means such days off are at the discretion of the employer. In addition, annual leave entitlements are among the lowest in Europe.


TGIF - It's HR
Strange But True
Get your weekend off to a great start with your own copy of HR Strange But True e-mailed to you each Friday as part of the HR Daily Advisor, absolutely free. Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories provided by HR Strange But True as well as a daily tip from the award winning HR Daily Advisor. Just enter your e-mail address and click "Go."
'HR Strange But True' Archive
View past articles by month and year
Copyright � 2017 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: