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Uncertainty around what is the earliest politically acceptable time to leave the office on New Year’s Eve watch: have you got uncertainty around what is the earliest politically acceptable time to leave the office on New Year’s Eve?

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Dec 2019
1:39pm, 31 Dec 2019
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PaulaMc
Christmas Eve is a half day. Yesterday/today should be business as usual but the place is deserted. There are no hard and fast rules so we generally have to wait for one of the partners to decide that he's letting his PA go home at a particular time and then the rest of us can jump on the bandwagon (urgent work permitting, obviously). Yesterday we managed to agree on 3:45pm. Today it's 2pm, thanks to a particularly generous/kind hearted person in another division. (I'm talking about the support staff; the fee earners do what they want.)
Dec 2019
2:05pm, 31 Dec 2019
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GregP
Doesn't sound totally unlike here, PaulaMc. As it was we unilaterally decided to go at 13:45, and at 13:40 an ACC came in with his entourage to spread festive cheer. Bum.
Dec 2019
2:16pm, 31 Dec 2019
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TRO Saracen
That’s a win though, if he’s bought a case of booze and a selection of nibbles?
Dec 2019
3:26pm, 31 Dec 2019
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GregP
He brought his staff officer and his PA...
Dec 2019
3:29pm, 31 Dec 2019
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swittle
One word: retired.
2 Jul
1:28pm, 2 Jul 2020
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GregP
This year I suspect the answer will be somewhere around December 28th...
2 Jul
1:41pm, 2 Jul 2020
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rf_fozzy
Are you wishing the year away?

We shut at 5pm on 23rd Dec. Technically. (and reopen 3rd Jan)

Although we've already been told that we're WFH until after Christmas (well the labs are reopening "soon" but not offices).
2 Jul
1:44pm, 2 Jul 2020
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GregP
We've been told no such thing, but I'd be surprised (and horrified) if we were still WFH when the winter comes.

Out place there's an unofficial 'slope off around late lunchtime' on Christmas Eve but nobody is ever really sure about New Year.
2 Jul
1:47pm, 2 Jul 2020
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Derby Tup
This year many many people (me included) will be delighted if they still have a job at Christmas or New Year. That is assuming they still have the job they had in March

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