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11 top tips to help you balance work and Cheltenham this week

Because missing the 15.20 is not an option.

IT’S CHELTENHAM WEEK. And not all die-hard Cheltenham fans are able to jet off to horse racing / champagne / smart hat Mecca. No, you’ve got to keep the shoulder to the wheel at the day job and try to turn a profit this week instead.

It’s not going to be easy living your double life over the coming days, but with this card of hot tips you’ll finish the week with your fill of Cheltenham action without anyone at work noticing you basically checked out for the week.

1. Make sure you have a good hearty breakfast so that you get a good run at the day

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2. Either that or plan your lunch provider meticulously (you may even have to pre-pack your own) to eliminate time wastage

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3. Get someone you trust to help cover your workload

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 4. Keep some change hidden somewhere that’s not near a bookie

That way you’ll at least be able to afford to get home.

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5. Arrange enough 3pm-4pm ‘meetings’ through the week to give you a window to get down to your favourite vantage point

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6. Be prepared for absolutely anything

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7. Organise an office sweepstake so that you can claim watching a week of horse racing is part of team-building

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8. Dress the part, you’d never know who you might meet hanging around

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9. If that someone happens to be your boss, just be confident and stride by as if they’d be mad to question what you’re up to

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10. Embrace Ladies Day by putting any aul’ crap on your head and calling it a hat

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11. Yep, come Thursday you’ll be the toast of your whole workplace

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