Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A survey

I'm seeking some advice for a hypothetical situation:

Let's say you had the option to work four-ten hour days and you could choose which days, would you work Monday through Thursday or break up the week and take Wednesday off? (okay, not so hypothetical)

11 comments:

Joanne said...

It is so nice to have a day off during the week! I think I'd rather have the day off around the weekend, either Friday or Monday than split up the week. It gives you time to go somewhere on a weekend.

Stefani M. said...

It depends... what would you do on your day off? If you want to travel, then a day off around a weekend is better. If you would use it to run errands, Wednesday would be better because places are EMPTY in the middle of the week (everyone takes a day off around a weekend--and then places are packed).

Adri said...

First off I'm supremely jealous! I've been wanting to work 4-10's forever...

I do think having a Friday off makes it perfect for 3 day weekends, but limits the people who you can travel with... if you have Wednesday off then you're guaranteed a friend at the Spa in the afternoons... hint hint ;D

Tamara Robertson said...

That is a hard choice! My friend, Michelle works 4 tens with Wed off. She really likes it. I think I would enjoy the day off in the middle of the week, but I think I would enjoy more having a three day weekend for projects and quick getaways.

Jocelyn said...

So much feedback! Thanks guys! I'm glad I have plenty of time before I have to decide. June is so far away (haha!).

Taylor said...

I like Monday off. It still allows for 3 day weekends, but it is also a good day for running errands, not as busy as Friday. I have done Wednesdays off too, and I feel like it makes the week last longer... not sure how to explain, but I don't like it. :o)

Melanie said...

I currently have commitment-free Fridays and I love it. It gives me time to get things done on Friday and then really have a day off on Saturday.

I'm sure Wednesday would be nice too. During the middle of my mission they switched P-day from Monday to Wednesday. I didn't think I'd like it, but I did.

(Any day off it a good day off!)

Grammyzanne said...

My vote would be for Friday off. If needed you can run errands without the Saturday crowd - and get to places that aren't open on weekends. More importantly it allows you to tackle bigger projects that require two days to complete so you can get it done in one weekend rather than spread it over two weekends. And then too, it opens up travel options.

Amy said...

Monday through Thursday, definately! Thanks for the invite. Talk to you more later. :)

The Ontko Family said...

I love your blog! Ok down to business, I would work Mon- Thursday. Josh worked 4/10's and it was great....a nice long weekend to enjoy. Saturdays and Sundays sometimes get busy with everything so you get one day off for what you what to do! Plus when you go on vacation, less days you have to take off and you travel on less crazy travel days= cheaper flights!
That is my 2 cents! :)
-Marla

Jocelyn said...

So there was a part of the hypothetical situation I hadn't counted on. Would you rather work all year with only 4 weeks of vacation and have the option of four 10 hour days or would you rather work 194 days with 5 day weeks and get paid the same amount?

I chose the 194 days. Besides, I love working in the schools.

Thanks everyone for your advice. Just so you know, I would have chosen to have Fridays off. But it's a moot point now.