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South Korea stops working late
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:37:48 PM »
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South Korea to shut off computers to stop people working late

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The programme will begin on 30 March, with all computers switched off by 20:00.
The second phase starts in April, with employees having their computers turned off by 19:30 on the second and fourth Friday that month.


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Re: South Korea stops working late
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 11:01:08 PM »
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The government in South Korea's capital is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time - by powering down all their computers at 20:00 on Fridays.
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Re: South Korea stops working late
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 09:06:07 AM »
They call 8 PM on Friday "working late"? Where I work, we call 4:30 PM on Friday working late. We have flexible hours. My contracted hours are 37 a week. At the end of each 4 week period I can be up to 14 hours in credit or debit. The office is open 7:30 AM to 6:45 PM. Core time (when you must be there) is 10 AM to 12 noon, and 2 PM to 3:30 PM. If I get to work at 7:30 AM and take half an hour for lunch I can go home at 3:30 PM and still make up time, at the rate of 6 minutes per day. Our PCs have a thing called "Night Watchman" that logs you off at 7 PM, but site security would turf you out at 6:45 PM anyhow. When I have 7 hours 24 minutes surplus time, I can have a day off. Or "borrow" that time, thus not touching my annual leave allowance.

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Re: South Korea stops working late
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 09:26:29 AM »
Can see it now... you go to hospital at 7:59pm for help and it hits 8pm. They say sorry come back in the morning and leave for the day.  ::) Obviously there has to be exceptions to this.  ;D

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Re: South Korea stops working late
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 09:30:44 AM »
Obviously there has to be exceptions to this.  ;D

Hospitals tend to run their emergency rooms 24/7/365 in most countries. The article is talking about daytime office workers in government offices, such as tax, etc. But you knew that.