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Summer Fridays: Does Your Boss Trust You To Spend An Afternoon In The Sun?

Posted at 7:03AM Wednesday 11 Jun 2014

Hurrah, it's the second week in June! You're not celebrating? Sorry to hear that. You're probably not working summer Fridays. Each year the number of companies offering employees the option of an early finish to the working week grows. Or, perhaps, each year, more people working ordinary Fridays hear again about all the people on summer Fridays, and want to know: why not me?


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