National Leave The Office Early Day

National Leave The Office Early Day is a holiday that we’re sure everyone is in a big hurry to celebrate. This day is celebrated on June 2nd, or the closest working day to that date if the holiday falls on a weekend, and it encourages everyone to leave the office early. For Americans, that’s a good thing since most of them work more than a 40+ hour work week and generally take less vacation time than their European counterparts. Why not knock off work early on this day and enjoy a little bit of “me time”? That is, if you aren’t going to get in trouble for it.

The History of National Leave The Office Early Day

This holiday was created by Laura Stack—an award-winning trainer, keynote speaker, and noted authority on personal productivity. She’s also a best-selling author and has written the following books: Execution Is The Strategy, Doing The Right Things Right, and What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do. We’re not exactly sure what year she invented this holiday, but we believe that it was sometime after 2010.

Fun and Not So Fun Facts About Work

As we did the necessary work of researching this holiday, we came across some interesting facts about working life. Although work is something that all of us have to do, it’s not an activity that most of us think too much about. The following facts are sure to change that, however, and get more people thinking about the impact that work has on their lives.

  • As most people would expect, Monday is the most common sick day in the U.S.
  • Fewer workers use Friday as a sick day than any other day of the week.
  • In Australia, the most common sick day is Tuesday.
  • A person who starts work at the age of 20 and works 40 hours a week until they’re 65 will spend 90,000 hours of their life working.
  • The first resume was reportedly written by Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend” is on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hits of the 1980s list at the number 100 position.
  • The average workweek in the Netherlands is 29 hours a week.

How To Observe National Leave The Office Early Day

Anyone who is capable of leaving work without getting in trouble may want to use this holiday to do just that. Many workers spend far too much of their time and energy working, so sometimes it’s just nice for them to leave their responsibilities at work and head home to spend time with friends and family. And while they’re spending time with friends and family, they can use the hashtag #NationalLeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay on their social media accounts to let everyone know they’re taking the day off.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 3 Monday
Next year (2025)
June 2 Monday
Last year (2023)
June 2 Friday
Work & Occupation