When it comes to holidays, June has gotten off on the right ‘foot.’ So far this month, we’ve observed National Go Barefoot Day, Heimlich Maneuver Day and the super-sweet National Rocky Road Day,and it’s only the beginning of June! It's National Leave the Office Earlier Day, sometimes referred to as National Leave the Office Early Day.
National Leave the Office Earlier Day History
National Leave the Office Earlier Day was created by bestselling author and workplace issues expert Laura Stack back in 2004. She selected June 2 as the holiday because it was her birthday and who wants to work more than 8 hours on a birthday? If June 2 falls on a weekend, the occasion is observed on a different date.
Let’s face it, many American’s are stressed out, over-worked, overwhelmed and underpaid – that is if you are lucky enough to have a job! Many work long hours and take little time off. In fact, many Americans work, on average, 49 hours per week according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Chances are pretty good employees around the country will be looking forward to participating in this year’s event. Just imagine telling the boss you are taking off work “early” to enjoy a little R and R with the family and/or friends!
How to Celebrate
Have a Leave the Office Earlier Day party with your BFFs.
Schedule a mani/pedi or relaxing massage this afternoon.
Encourage everyone to participate in an office pot-luck lunch. After you eat and clean-up, call it a day.