“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This is the tagline to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s also the basic premise of Go Home On Time Day, which is currently in its 12th year. So who’s taking part this year? Anyone? Anyone?
According to a recent NATSEM study, around 50 per cent of Australians work more than 40 hours per week; often in unpaid overtime.
It’s for this reason that we need Go Home On Time Day. As its name implies, it encourages workers to clock off at a reasonable time instead of staying back for the umpteenth time that week. In short, it’s a chance to recognise that life doesn’t have to revolve around work
Here’s the blurb from the website:
Are you a slave to your smartphone? Do you struggle to juggle work demands with the school run? Are you stressed about working more or less hours than you want to?
The fact is, a poor work/life balance has a direct impact on your health, relationships and workplace. Go Home on Time Day on Wednesday is a great way to recognise that life doesn’t need to revolve around work.
It’s certainly a valid sentiment and one we’re sure Ferris Bueller would approve of. Unfortunately, putting it into practice – even for a single day of the year – is easier said than done.
We’re curious as to whether any of our readers plan to take part. Let us know by voting in the below poll.
This story has been updated since its original publication.