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How to Have a Brilliant Life, 2nd Edition by Michael Heppell

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CONVENIENCE

Do you fit round work or does work fit round you? Many years ago some companies started to introduce a brilliant system called ‘flexitime’. Flexitime meant you could clock in and clock out when you wanted so long as you covered your core working week. You could even store up hours and take extra days off. Some other companies have a version of flexitime called ‘max-your-time’ (made-up name), which usually means you work all the hours God sends and don’t take any time off. Where flexitime left offices empty on a Friday afternoon with most staff choosing to do an extra hour here and there so they could take a long weekend, ‘max-your-time’ workers could be seen ordering pizzas at 10 pm and seriously contemplating bringing a sleeping ...

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