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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 12th Oct 17, 11:57 PM
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    Friday or Monday
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    • 12th Oct 17, 11:57 PM
    Friday or Monday 12th Oct 17 at 11:57 PM
    I have tomorrow off I booked the day as hols due to needing to take my car to the garage and my daughter taking part in a concert and having to get her there early.

    So today I was thinking is it better to have Friday off, so the weekend comes quicker or would it be better to have Monday off, so no Sunday night blues.

    This assumes you work a Mon-Fri week of course.
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 13th Oct 17, 12:05 AM
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    Monday is better to deal with the Sunday blues. Also in many jobs fridays tend to be shorter working hours. Even if they aren’t shorter people are in a better mood than on Mondays.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 17, 8:19 AM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 8:19 AM
    I prefer to have Fridays off. Although this week i have friday afternoon off and Monday morning.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 13th Oct 17, 9:37 AM
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    Monday is better to deal with the Sunday blues. Also in many jobs fridays tend to be shorter working hours. Even if they aren’t shorter people are in a better mood than on Mondays.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    That's exactly what I was going to say. The atmosphere in my office is never brilliant but it's one hell of a lot better on a Friday than a Monday.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 13th Oct 17, 10:21 AM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 10:21 AM
    Monday is better to deal with the Sunday blues. Also in many jobs fridays tend to be shorter working hours. Even if they aren’t shorter people are in a better mood than on Mondays.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    I have worked Mon-Fri jobs before and never finished early on Friday
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 13th Oct 17, 11:21 AM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 11:21 AM
    I have worked Mon-Fri jobs before and never finished early on Friday
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Me too, 5 permanent employers in my working life plus numerous temp jobs when I was younger, I don't remember any of them finishing earlier on a Friday.
    • poorly scammo
    • By poorly scammo 13th Oct 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 12:52 PM
    Friday as my commute home is awful.
    4.30: conduct pigeon orchestra...
    • NewShadow
    • By NewShadow 13th Oct 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 2:46 PM
    I work condensed hours and almost always have Friday off - subject to work need.

    I hate it when I have to have a Monday off.

    Everyone has a sucky Monday, where everything's slow to get started and you're figuring out what you need to do for the week - if you miss that then you're coming in slow on Tuesday, but everyone's had a head start on you.

    I come in on a Tuesday morning to a half dozen 'bright ideas' from my boss, plus a shed load of emails from people 'catching up', and I just want to ease into it when everyone else is already up to speed.

    Sucks donkeys.

    Wednesdays can be good - splits the week in two and there's often cheap things on mid-week - with Tuesday being the quietest night in most restaurants/cinemas - if you fancy trying to be sociable.
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 13th Oct 17, 6:24 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 6:24 PM
    I have worked Mon-Fri jobs before and never finished early on Friday
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Unlucky. One job I had worked 8am to 1.30pm on Friday and another was 7.30am to 12.30pm on a Friday.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 13th Oct 17, 7:54 PM
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    I would prefer Fridays, but that would never happen as Friday mornings are my busiest days.
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    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 13th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    I had the afternoon off today as I'd done a lot of extra hours this week so my boss told me I could finish at lunch time if I wished. We don't normally finish early on a Friday.

    If I take a Monday off, then I often get the Monday evening blues and Tuesday feels like my Monday.
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