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

Apr 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET

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

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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

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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"

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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!

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

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

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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

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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!"

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

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

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

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

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