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11 Animals that need to get out of here (just like you on Fridays)

Ally Hirschlag is a producer/actor/writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY and buys way too many toys for her cats. She contributes to several publications, including Bustle, and The Nerve, and enjoys writing about all things woman. In her spar...

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

Ever have one of those weeks when you'd do anything to escape? Well, these animals feel your pain — they cannot get out of their present situations fast enough. So if you're working the 9-to-5 and feeling trapped, look to these guys for strategic ways to get out.

1. The preemptive retreat

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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"I'm sorry, boss, I just can't do that fifth report. I have a pressing lunch daaaaaaaate!"

2. The tight squeeze

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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"Yeah, there's no way I'm getting out of here today. I'm between deadlines and meetings and... oh look at that. My afternoon meeting just cancelled. Bye!"

3. "If you give me a leg up on this spreadsheet, we can totally both make it out early"

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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4. The first half of the week always feels like an unscalable wall — then suddenly it's Friday and you made it!

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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5. Two minutes before 5 p.m. on Friday before a three-day weekend

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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6. It's Friday afternoon and you just turned in your last assignment for the week...

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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Gah! Your boss wants you to redo half of it!

7. Sometimes it feels like a race toward the finish line

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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But once you've made it to happy hour, it's smooth sailing for the next two days.

8. "Hey, hey boss? I have one more assignment for you, OK? Byyeeeee!"

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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9. Sometimes you have to do some real fancy footwork to make it out at a decent hour

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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10. But that's not always guaranteed to get you unstuck from your desk

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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11. Just remember: If you're trapped at work, don't panic

These animals want to escape the grind as much as you do

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You'll find your way out of work and into the weekend soon enough.

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