Margaret Heffernan contributes to the Radio 4 programme ‘The Joy of 9 to 5’April 6, 2016
Lucy Kellaway looks at the UK’s long hours office culture and asks what happened to the 9 to 5? Almost half of us in the UK put in over a 40 hour week and most of those who work over 48 hours say they’re unhappy. Lucy finds out what people are actually up to when they’re in the office at all hours and argues much of the typical working day is taken up with time-wasting. Has our self-image has become so intertwined with our job that we bolster it by putting the hours in – even if in doing so we’re less happy and productive?
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