Leading Article: I'd rather have the weekend off

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The Independent Online
Fed up with your boss? Gaze at goldfish. Overworked and under- paid? Prostrate yourself, Japanese-style, on a mattress on the floor. According to one large telephone sales company, futons, fountains and fish tanks can help prevent stress at work.

Ergonomic restructuring of the office is, doubtless, a good idea. But let's be honest. British employees have the lowest morale in Europe not because they lack fish and flowing water, but because they work longer hours.

Better that the rail signaller who worked 43 days on the trot should take a weekend off than have a waterfall installed in his signal box.