Actually the festive season is a great time to be in the office - you get to avoid the in-laws while putting your feet up on your boss's desk

No one ever likes to volunteer to work during this period, although it’s hard to understand why unless you’ve managed to get away from it all.

Office workers

After all, the days between Christmas and New Year are wasted holidays and the best time of all to be at work. You’ll be praised for your sacrifice in volunteering but once in the office you’ll find there’s diddly squat to do and that, in fact, it’s where the real holiday is at.

There’ll be no one else working anywhere who has to do anything either, so the phones will be quiet and you can put your feet up while you relish saving those days for the time when everyone else will be working their socks off.