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RECORD numbers of people are turning away from a nine-to-five job in favour of more flexible and independent ways of working, a study finds.
For some time it did not dawn on me how little, in those days, the often harrowing and hazardous work of social workers was valued - not until I realised that young receptionists in the department who had a nine-to-five job were on a higher grade and received a larger salary than a social worker.
You see, he's managed to combine his two passions in life in the one programme - impersonations and acting - it's not quite the usual nine-to-five toil.
THE traditional nine-to-five working day is dead, it was claimed yesterday.
I can't see myself going back to the nine-to-five after raising money for charity for the last year or so," he told the GDN.
Apparently, they assume that the Taliban consists entirely of nine-to-five clock watchers.
With a burning desire to control their own destiny, workers are ditching the cosy nine-to-five lifestyle to turn their bright ideas into commercial gain.
Unemployed people may be told to do a nine-to-five day, looking for jobs or carrying out community work, such as digging gardens.
Illness is not a nine-to-five condition and the NHS cannot be just a nine-to-five service," insisted Mr Brown, who will emphasise the message next week when he marks 60 years of the NHS.
Figures show that as many as a third of us dream of becoming our own boss so we can escape the nine-to-five grind and start making more money.
Practices such as the nine-to-five culture are archaic and can prevent people, taking up and staying in jobs.
ONE in three people no longer work traditional nine-to-five hours.
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