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Time and work at the Bank of England.

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for Economic Policy Research
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2011


Working 9 to 5, Monday to Friday is the typical grind in Anglo-Saxon economies. In some professions, longer hours and low pay for junior workers is justified by the end reward of much better pay and a better work-life balance as they gain seniority. This column examines the workings of the Bank of England in 1783 to show the beginnings of this working culture.


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