bankers' hours


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bankers' hours

or banker's hours
pl.n.
A short working day.
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The ruling on Friday by Judge Patrice Ball-Reed was a setback of sorts for the R&B star, whose attorneys asked that he be allowed into the building during overnight hours that are more conducive to creating music than what they derisively referred to as "bankers' hours." But that argument didn't persuade the judge who issued her original order after building inspectors found code violations.
He covered several of the topics I mentioned above and a lot more besides, from tax rates to bankers' hours. "Self-service gas stations were illegal in most places," he recalled, and "you could get arrested for displaying contraceptives or advocating their use."
That's taking what you traditionally knew of as bankers' hours, you're wadding it up and throwing it in the trash can," said Roger Sundermeier Jr., FAB&T's senior vice president and chief branding officer.
"I wanted bankers' hours and holidays, so I applied for a job at a bank.
One result of technology advances is that the public no longer jokes about "bankers' hours," since they can access their accounts 24/7 from their phones.
On the service side, branch transformation allows members access to teller services 24/7 (no more bankers' hours), and automating transactions saves them considerable time when visiting the branch.
And what hope is there for any of us when even bankers no longer keep bankers' hours?
This begs the question of whether standard bankers' hours even exist anymore and suggests that the room to gain from extended hours may be diminishing.