Work Your Proper Hours Day

According to the latest research, the average worker is posting approximately 9 hours of unpaid overtime for each and every work. This is work that they do before they clock in or after they clock in and aren’t receiving the proper compensation for their labor. In the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that over 5 million people regularly do unpaid overtime as well.

We find that to be a shame, and evidently, a lot of people agree with us because the holiday Work Your Proper Hours Day was invented to raise awareness about unpaid overtime. This holiday is observed on the 28th of February annually and encourages everyone to only do the work for which they’re paid!

The History Of Work Your Proper Hours Day

Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover who created Work Your Proper Hours Day. It was evidently created to raise awareness about the disastrous effects of unpaid overtime on an employee’s mental and physical health, but we were unable to find out when it was created.

As usual, we’ll continue to search for this holiday’s origins and will update this section if we ever uncover them. Of course, anyone who knows who created this holiday or when they created it can drop us a line to let us know.

Observing Work Your Proper Hours Day

The most practical way to observe this holiday is by making sure that you don’t work any hours for which you aren’t being paid. Of course, doing this just one day of the year isn’t very useful, but hopefully, it will be the start of a trend for many workers.

People might want to do a good job for their employers but that doesn’t mean that they have to volunteer their valuable time to the cause. While observing this holiday, everyone should use the hashtag #WorkYourProperHoursDay on social media to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 28 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
February 28 Friday
Last year (2023)
February 28 Tuesday
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