You may work long days, but look on the bright side - so many ways to make the most of the time off. Here are 10 of our favourites. What are yours?
If you do all your work in big blocks you get to have big blocks of days off.
You can go on mini breaks wherever the offers are (cheap flight to Reykjavik anyone?).
Take up a hobby
You can really get into a hobby, write a novel, learn Spanish, build a spaceship (ok, not a real one)…
52 Bank Holidays
You have the equivalent of a long bank holiday weekend every single week.
It could be worse...
Most people work long days nowadays in ‘normal’ jobs, especially if you include commuting time. But, they do it 5 days a week.
Beat the rush
You finish early enough to still have most of the evening free.
Go against the flow (just this once)
Long days means, week days off. You get to go shopping when the shops aren’t crowded.
Off peak prices
You can go to Alton Towers, The Tower of London, or Blackpool Tower when there are no queues and at ‘off peak’ rates. Go on your favourite ride then ride back to go on again.
Indulge in a little schadenfreude
In the summer you can sit in the sun on your days off and laugh to yourself about what office workers are currently up to, while your biggest dilemma is whether to have a cup of tea or something with ice in it.