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 oncus.com 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.