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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His bored middle-aged, suicidal salesman would become an icon for the disaffected, the put-upon, the clock-watchers and the daydreamers.
With some jobs, clock-watchers long for the end of the workweek.
The clock-watchers will tell us the winning time was nothing special over today's course and distance but he is drawn near to the stands' rails and I will be disappointed if he does not go close.
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."