wow didn't think this would provoke such discussion...
it is hard one..
i actually got loads of work done today without the rest of the freaks in.
its just the excitment and look of glee in their faces as the first flake of snow drops down and they start hatching their escape plans.... its like they have a god given right to go home
by the way i have no chance of taking the day off, the boss is a family member. maybe thats why i take it a bit more personally i guess.
i reckon the best solution is that the itme you leave is noted and then added up till the end of the normal working day, then you have to work this back during the year, if yuo dont it is taken out of your annual leave.
and as ive said i bet you a million pounds the 'offenders' will work the full day