October 20, 2009

Who Decides These Things?

I would love to meet the person who is responsible for the five day work week. I mean, I'd just love to hear the logic behind five days of slaving away and only two for rest.

I always wonder about people who claim Friday as their favorite day of the week? Really? Friday? I'm always so exhausted on Fridays that all I want to do is go home and curl up on the couch. I hardly consider it the start of a weekend. I'll choose Saturday as my favorite, thank you.

And Sunday? Please! Sunday doesn't count either because I spend half my Sunday preparing for the week (or sometime just day) ahead. This is especially true for teachers because we surely can't start Monday morning without a proper lesson in place. And don't even get me started on the grading that I always seem to put off until Sunday evenings.

Today at lunch, a coworker suggested giving up summer vacations in place of 4 day weeks and 3 day weekends. I don't know about you, but I think that's a great plan! When my alarm rings before the birds are even chirping on Monday mornings, I'd love to be able to motivate myself (and yes, I do this every morning) by saying, "Only three more days after this." Three is much nicer than four, don't you think? It just makes the whole week more tolerable.

Who do I need to talk to about implementing this plan?

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