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Back to work? Millions of Brits call in sick this morning

BACK TO BED: Millions of Brits are calling in sick this morning so they can stay in bed

MILLIONS OF Brits have called in sick this morning (Jan 2) so they can stay in bed, according to new research.

The research, carried out by Currys PC World, revealed that more than half (57 percent) of Britons are feeling completely overwhelmed by the prospect of an entire new year of work commitments, household chores and life admin.

In fact, as many as one in ten will be taking an impromptu “duvet day”, while a further 10 percent have booked the whole week off.

The research also uncovered the true extent of the “life jobs” awaiting the average Briton over the next 12 months, in addition to their work commitments, with an estimated 197 trips to the supermarket, 239 loads of washing, 296 evening meals to cook and 150 piles of ironing to get through.

Over the next 12 months, the average Brit will also have 353 lots of washing up in store and they are set to make 171 packed lunches, fill in five forms, make 275 beds – and load and unload the dishwasher 327 times.

Seven in ten Brits said life admin and domestic chores got in the way of their life and thirty percent of respondents said they were waiting for a lucky break to make life easier.

Of those studied, 44 percent said they would have so much more spare time if they didn’t have to do domestic chores and 21 percent agreed washing was the most time consuming.

Ali Burford from Currys PC World said: “It’s understandable that so many adults are feeling apprehensive about 2018 – managing work, running a home and divvying out the chores is not easy.

“Heading back in to work today, as most of us are, is like starting from scratch and the mere thought of all the jobs we have to tackle in the New Year is daunting.

One in five of adults polled said they were apprehensive about their cashflow in 2018 and one in ten said the thought of a whole year of working left them anxious, the poll found.

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