WEBSTER defines a weekday as “any day of the week except Sunday or now generally except Saturday and Sunday.”
You might say no! I have days off on Monday and Tuesday. You mean work shifts or work schedules. Technically, you are correct. Different industries have different work shifts or work schedules. In general, we all agree with Webster’s definition of a workday.
Now let’s deconstruct each day of your work week.
Manic is the most common description of Mondays, as in the 80s song. It’s manic in every way. You’re in a hurry because you have to drag yourself out of bed. And the traffic is always slow because everyone is in a hurry.
It doesn’t stop there. Office transactions are also in chaos, especially in banks. It’s usually full of clients, ringing phones, and blasting emails.
Supermarkets and malls are a different story. Mondays are slow days making it convenient for grocery runs.
Tuesday’s breeze like this didn’t happen. Nothing much happens except that the transactions are regular. Maybe that’s why there aren’t many adjectives that describe this day of the week.
Wednesday is called Hump Day because it is the middle of the work week. The dictionary definition says, “The expression describes Wednesday, the middle of the work week, while hump people go to the beach for the weekend.” It serves as a break from the last two days of work, and looks forward to the weekend. Once it’s Wednesday, the weekend isn’t too far away.
Thursdays are generally bad days for banking and even telecom companies. We have been dissecting on Thursdays and still haven’t found a concrete reason. Maybe because people put off their transactions and wait for Friday, or they might have done everything in the last three days.
It’s also better to hold meetings on Thursdays because people aren’t breathing down your neck. You still have time to discuss.
Fridays are often called TGIF or Thank God it’s Friday! It’s as manic as Monday, but since the weekend is almost here, people feel light and excited. People are enthusiastic. When the day is over, Friday nights begin to kick off the weekend.
My colleagues, friends, and I from the telecom and banking industry share the same experience. How about you?
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