clock-watcher

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clock-watch·er

(klŏk′wôch′ər)
n.
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.

clock′-watch′ing n.

clock-watcher

n
(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-watching n
Translations

clock-watcher

[ˈklɒkˌwɒtʃəʳ] n to be a clockwatchercontrollare con impazienza l'ora or l'orologio (detto di lavoratore)
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After all, very few employers want clock-watchers on their staff and this is how you might come across.
Working long hours might impress the boss or even win promotion - but clock-watchers are likely to have the last laugh, a study shows, as they are at less risk of a potentially fatal stroke or heart attack.
Working long hours might impress the boss, but clock-watchers are likely to have the last laugh, a study shows, as they are at less risk of a potentially fatal stroke .
Her workouts have had the clock-watchers rubbing their eyes in disbelief and I would much rather back her than either of the Irish superstars who have been on the go all season.
Not likely, as the clock-watchers would consider such a study a waste of time.
This compares with 42 percent of "cautious clock-watchers," 22 percent of "day-to-day embracers," and 7 percent of "doubters.
No-one wants to see us become a nation of clock-watchers," Mr Barber added "But a more sensible and grown up attitude to working time could cut out needless unpaid hours and help more people into work.
An icon for the disaffected, the put-upon, the clock-watchers and the daydreamers, here was a man with his finger constantly and gleefully on the self-destruct button.
However, it's essential viewing for habitual clock-watchers as it centres on a stressed out IT worker who, after a visit to the occupational hypnotherapist, becomes so relaxed he quits his job for the zen-like pursuit of "doing nothing".
Or, for clock-watchers, it had been Arnaud Clement and Fabrice Santoro's 6hr 33min classic at the 2004 French Open.
Clock-watchers won't be able to peel their gaze away from the colorful red, yellow, orange and green Pine Ridge logo that adorns the clock's stark, white face and contrasts impeccably with its black plastic housing.