THE absence of a boss at work is more of a holiday than being on holiday, workers have confirmed.
Employees have agreed that when their superior takes a fortnight off they feel just as relaxed, carefree and restored as if they were spending 14 days in Bermuda themselves.
Marketing executive Donna Sheridan said: “I arrived in the office this morning to an atmosphere of chilled-out relaxation. Everyone was smiling. Nobody was working.
“Nobody was peering over our shoulders. Nobody was calling meetings just to hear themselves talk. Nobody was forwarding random emails with ‘concern?? report end of day pls.’ It’s better than dipping your toes into the clear Aegean by far.”
Co-worker Martin Bishop agreed: “Real holidays are stressful. You have to buy tickets and insurance and Euros, and the family’s there giving you earache.
“But when the boss f**ks off I get to doss around on the internet for a week on company time. If Thomas Cook offered this I’d book it every year.”
Boss Roy Hobbs said: “I had a brilliant cost-saving revelation while I was away. You’re all fired.”