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    • directdebiter
    • By directdebiter 15th Sep 17, 10:33 AM
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    National 4pm Finish Day ?
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:33 AM
    National 4pm Finish Day ? 15th Sep 17 at 10:33 AM
    http://www.companybug.com/happy-friday-has-become-happier-with-a-4pm-finish-being-a-new-phenomenon/

    Never heard of this - not happening where I am. Are any companies letting you leave @ 4?
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    • bap98189
    • By bap98189 15th Sep 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:45 PM
    Our company has closed at 4 on a Friday for many years.
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 15th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
    What? I have to stay until 4??? Core hours for us finish at 3 on Friday!
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 15th Sep 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:55 PM
    Finish at 2 on a Friday
    Hiraeth
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 15th Sep 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:21 PM
    I suspect many of those who want to see this implemented wouldn't be so happy if all the staff in pubs, restuarants, shops etc were also allowed to finish at 4 on a Friday.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 5:06 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 5:06 PM
    12.25pm for us on a Friday, although we do 8.5 hours on the other 4 days.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 15th Sep 17, 8:28 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:28 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:28 PM
    I finish at 4 every day, or should do, I frequently don't get out on time!

    I've never had a job that has an early finish Friday.
    • cjv
    • By cjv 15th Sep 17, 8:31 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:31 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:31 PM
    I am at "work" right now, 6pm-6am... does this mean I can go home at 4am?
    • Sanne
    • By Sanne 15th Sep 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:26 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:26 PM
    I worked at a place where core hours were 10.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00 - if you had done your weekly hours at 15.30 on a Friday you were ok to leave.

    Didn't make up for the job/company being crap though.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 15th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    I thought Friday's were POETS' days anyway.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • boliston
    • By boliston 15th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
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    It sounds like a bit of a gimmick to me - my workplace finish half an hour earlier on a friday but the catch is we also start half an hour earlier on a friday.

    I would not want a job where you end earlier on a friday if you have to work extra hours monday to thursday as there would be no net gain
    • GothicStirling
    • By GothicStirling 16th Sep 17, 8:06 AM
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    I finish work at 4pm every day. That's my shift pattern, 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.
    • takman
    • By takman 16th Sep 17, 10:05 AM
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    It sounds like a bit of a gimmick to me - my workplace finish half an hour earlier on a friday but the catch is we also start half an hour earlier on a friday.

    I would not want a job where you end earlier on a friday if you have to work extra hours monday to thursday as there would be no net gain
    Originally posted by boliston
    I think it's much better working extra hours Monday to Thursday and leaving earlier on a Friday. Where i work we finish at midday on a Friday so that basically gives us a 2 and half day weekend. So I can actually finish work and go away for the weekend without having to take time off or arrive late at the place I'm going.
    Some people choose not to work Fridays at all and work all their hours Monday to Thursday.
    • boliston
    • By boliston 16th Sep 17, 11:57 AM
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    I think it's much better working extra hours Monday to Thursday and leaving earlier on a Friday. Where i work we finish at midday on a Friday so that basically gives us a 2 and half day weekend. So I can actually finish work and go away for the weekend without having to take time off or arrive late at the place I'm going.
    Some people choose not to work Fridays at all and work all their hours Monday to Thursday.
    Originally posted by takman
    Sounds exhausting! Any sort of travel on a friday afternoon normally seems like a nightmare - most motorways show as red on google maps and trains are often standing room only.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 16th Sep 17, 3:11 PM
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    Great idea! Move evening rush hour forward!
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