The arrival of sunshine in the UK led to sweat-filled trains, a boost in icecream sales and an increase in skiving.
College students ditched a day of study for the beach and there was an uptake in those calling in sick. Their view is “you’ve got to make the most of it while you can”.
But it’s not just the weather that prompts those in the UK to bunk off. A survey by Kronos found employees feel less guilty about skipping work to watch sport than any other nation surveyed. Football is the sport most likely to cause people to be absent from work in the UK, which could mean that Euro 2012 will have an impact on absence too. (more…)