Clock-watcher



noun
1.
an employee who demonstrates lack of interest in a job by watching the time closely to be sure to stop work as soon as the workday or shift is over.
2.
any person who watches the time closely, as in expectation of some news or event.
noun
1.
an employee who checks the time in anticipation of a break or of the end of the working day
n.

“employee habitually prompt in leaving,” 1887, from clock (n.1) + agent noun from watch (v.). Related: Clock-watching.

noun phrase

A person who vouchsafes more attention to the time of quitting than to work: a hard worker, no clockwatcher (1890+)

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