Clock-watch - definition of clock-watch by The Free Dictionary
clock-watcher (redirected from clock-watch)
A person who pays close attention to the passage of time and is often eager for the time to pass, as at work or school.
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) derogatory an employee who checks the time in anticipation of a break or of the end of the working day
clock-watcher [ˈklɒkˌwɒtʃəʳ] n to be a clockwatcher
→ controllare con impazienza l'ora or l'orologio (detto di lavoratore)
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The Transporter Bridge is the only place in the UK where you can bungee jump from a bridge | The imposing Dock Clock Tower at Middlehaven Dock has four sides but only three clock faces - because employers did not want the dockers to clock-watch
Increasingly, employers are realising that a happy workforce treated with respect is more of an asset than a liability and firms that do not clock-watch
often benefit from the staff's loyalty and conscientiousness.