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Go Home On Time Day

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We can all find it tricky to leave the office or finish work on time. That's why this November 25th is national Go Home on Time Day. It's your opportunity to postpone all those "one last thing" tasks, emails and late meetings, and leave work on time for a change. What you do next is up to you!

The latest research from The Australia Institute finds that Australians work more than 2 billion hours of unpaid overtime every year! Around half of all employees work more hours than they are paid for. On average, a typical employee works 49 minutes of unpaid overtime per day. For full-time workers, the average daily amount of unpaid work takes more than one hour.

Overwork can have negative consequences for your physical and mental health, your relationships with loved ones and your sense of what is important in life.

Go Home On Time Day is an initiative of The Australia Institute, the country's most influential progressive think tank. Based in Canberra, it conducts research on a broad range of economic, social and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process. 

To show your support and get your personalised leave pass and reminder, visit the Go Home on Time Day website.

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