Thanks to an elevated row of Owens's many clock paintings, in which the hours tick by in real (though uncalibrated) time against a gamut of different compositions, the medium of painting seemed to have become a clockwatcher
, eager to be timely, worried about aging.
Mo passes Big Ben as he stands on top of the pod
Jim Farry tried to call time on the big cup final party.
TIME is standing still in Swansea - because the official clockwatcher
has stopped their hands in protest at his job being axed after 30 years.
The first clockwatcher
is financial trader Nick (Jason Bateman) who's mercilessly bullied by the sadistic Dave (Kevin Spacey - pretty much reprising his role from Swimming With Sharks).
But the slow revelation of that conflict is what differentiates the play from so many other clockwatcher
A rampant clockwatcher
and a stickler for filling in the correct forms, she'll go out of her way to make things as difficult as possible for anyone who has the misfortune to venture near her desk.
In Britain our cultural DNA is still shaped by the Protestant work ethic, and terms such as 'loafer', 'clockwatcher
' and 'workshy' are still highly derogatory.
Nick (Jason Bateman) is bullied by the sadistic Dave (Kevin Spacey).
The first clockwatcher
is financial trader Nick (Jason Bateman) who's mercilessly bullied by the sadistic Dave (Kevin Spacey, pretty much reprising his role from Swimming With Sharks., see Top 5, right).
BRITISH Champions Day at Ascot took place on slower ground than last year, and while it's a clockwatcher
's duty to factor an allowance to accommodate such conditions, it's not ideal that judgement on championship races has to be made after huge manipulation to times.
They trawl the web and return thousands of matches to your query faster than the office clockwatcher
bolting for the door at five.
If he hadn't run there he'd be a lot shorter than he is now and, while he probably won't develop into the horse all the clockwatchers
were anticipating following his sparkling debut, he is up to this level in a race not strong on obvious contenders.
Either way, the dream of winning the lottery and urinating in your boss' desk drawer - although there are more conventional ways of handing in your P45 - has remained a constant succour to clockwatchers
everywhere since time immemorial.
Companies will not want to employ the proverbial clockwatchers
- people who spend more time thinking about the weekend than that day's tasks.