Day Off

United States
February 10, 2009 6:04am CST
Which day do you prefer to have off, weekends, or weekdays? When I was working I normally got weekends off, but it was nice to get a weekday off too. I had a job for awhile where we worked 4 days, 10 hour shifts per day, so we got Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off (don't know why I ever left that place!) I really liked that because I could run all of my errands on Friday, anything I needed to do was available that day, everything was open, like banks, etc. Then I was able to use Saturday and Sunday as my relaxing or having fun days. My husband now gets 2 days off a week. Sunday is always one of his days off, and usually he gets a weekday off as well. Typically his weekday off is Wednesday, but this week it's Tuesday. I like that his days off are split up this way. We've gotten used to it, and it seems to help us get through the week easier. Instead of looking forward for 5 days until the next day off, he only has to look forward a few days. It helps to have one weekday off. On the weekday the older kids are in school, so he has more time to spend with his youngest children and with me, then he can spend time with the older children once they get home from school. We could also use that day to run errands if we needed to. Then Sundays are usually our family day. If we don't go for an outing somewhere, then we're hanging out at home watching movies as a family. Which day of the week is the best day for a day off work? What do you like to do on your days off?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
10 Feb 09
You always have such wonderful posts Kats. Always different and I like them so much. I am actually on call 24/7 in my full time job. I am a property manager of upscale apartments on the sea and this is a very stressful job. I work 5 and a half days at this job. Then I also manage a villa where celebrities stay and I can do a lot by phone but have to do a visit each day to make sure that all are happy. I also supervise the gardens, staff, ordering of supplies and making sure that all the guests needs are met. When visitors are there I go before work, lunch hours and after work plus weekends. I then have started a little business of supplying baskets to guests from a company in the States. I do not earn a great deal but ma glad and give thanks for what I do earn. This season I have earned about US$400 which I will spend when I reach my daughter who is in North Carolina on the 26th February!!! so with all this going on, I rarely get a day off but when I do I spend it with my family.
• United States
10 Feb 09
Wow, you sound so busy. I'm exhausted just thinking about all that you do!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
10 Feb 09
I also look after my grand babies in the evenings. Well they are now two years and eight months. Don't tell anyone but I am over 60 :)
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
10 Feb 09
It sounds like the system your husband has works great for your family. I have always worked the average M-F weekends off jobs and I completely relate to what you are saying here. For odd reasons here and there I would have a weekday off and it always seemed like I got so much more done on those days. Errands were easier to run, not as many people out and about, etc. My husband still works the average M-F job and it sure seems that some weeks Saturdays are a long time coming. We try to keep Sundays as family days too, which sometimes puts a little too much pressure on Saturdays so we can have Sundays off. We make it work. I guess we all adjust eventually to what works for us.
• United States
10 Feb 09
Once or twice my husband has managed to get Saturday and Sunday off, and it just killed us that whole week waiting for Saturday. I enjoy him having like Wednesday off because it breaks up my week, gives me a day of help, and refreshes me to get through the next few days alone with the kids. But if all he had was weekends all the time, I'm sure we'd adjust to that as well.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Sunday is the best day off for us. It is the only day my husband has off. On Saturdays he only works till around 1, but that seems to eat up most of the day. Unfortunately the job I am working now I have to work most Sundays. So it stinks because my husband and i are never off together. Sundays is usually our family day too. Now with me working we just do more on Saturday.
• United States
10 Feb 09
When I did work, I always refused to work on Sundays. The last job I had was 2 summers ago I worked part time at a movie rental store. I told her I'd work any evening except Sundays, and at first she told me she only needed me for like 10 hours a week, which was perfect for me. I wasn't working for money, I was working just to get out of the house, so I didn't want a lot of hours. But after a few months of working there she suddenly started bumping up my hours. Then a friend of mine was coming to visit and I needed a few days off, it was the same week hubby was on vacation. She ended up making me work everyday except the few days my friend was there. So I didn't get a single day of hubby's vacation to just be with him cuz either my friend was here visiting, or I was working. Then after all that I ended up being scheduled 4 Sundays in a row. At that point school was starting and I realized I just didn't have the time to work because I'd be there from 4 till 11, so I'd miss making dinner and giving the kids a bath. I just couldn't keep up anymore, so I had to quit.
@heehaw78 (566)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 09
To tell you the truth, i do not mind whether it is weekends, or weekdays. i wish i had three days off like you. What kind of job which provides three days off? If i was working on that jog, i wold not leave it. I wish i could get as many off days as i can, normally i will take my annual leaves in order to get a long rest. During my offdays, i often watches movies, series and create blogs. I always do the groceries shopping for my mother.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
Well, I do have different day off. I conduct training with my own training center and usually I have varied schedules. This means that I can choose when to do things. So its really great. If I do wish to have longer day offs then I do it so I could spend time with my family outing or doings some other stuffs.
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
11 Feb 09
When I used to have a job it was in retail so I always had to work weekends. The time go by faster because it was always busier on the weekend but after years off doing that I yearned for a weekend off. My husband has every other weekend off and every Wednesday off. We spend time getting things done around the house usually on Wednesday...stuff that we need to do together. The weekends are all about being together as a family.
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Most people take their day off every weekends but I prefer to have it every weekdays so that there are not much people at the mall or at the park.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
11 Feb 09
hello katsmeow i work a part-time job and i love having the weekends off. there is no school on the weekends either and my part-time job fits my daily schedule for me just fine. i am off when there is no school for the day or if i have something to do that day, all that i have to do is to call in for the day and let my boss know that i will not make it for the day. and my hubby is a delivery driver for a local company here in town, so he really never has a day off, if you want to say it that way, he is on call 24/7 unless he calls in to work and lets them know that he cannot be available because of something that he needs to get done for the day as well or something like that. and i love having both of my days off together like that as well, i have saturday and sunday's both off, and i love it so much and i am so thankful that i do have the work schedule that i do have. take care and have a beautiful evening.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Feb 09
I've done both and the advantage to weekdays is that I can take care of appointments and things at times when things are not crowded because everybody else is working. But I've done it when my husband had different days off and that was no fun either.
• United States
11 Feb 09
I like weekends AND weekdays off! Of course, who doesn't? But really, I prefer to have weekdays, actually, or one weekend day and one weekday, because of simple chores that are just easier to do on weekdays, like going to the bank, post office or doctor's. I also just feel more productive on a weekday - something about it is ingrained in me that weekdays are for work and weekends are for relaxation and play!
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Hello There! Awwww.... if I would be able to choose my rest day or day off, i would definitely choose saturday and sundays because that is when my siblings are all in the house and my mom too since they don't have to go to school and to work as well. Luckily, I still have that weekend schedule as off for this month and probably next month since I am new in this company that I am working for right now and I have a weekend class. Before I always fall on weekdays off like thursday and frieday which I really hate at times because I am alone in the house and couldn't do anything but to sleep and watch DVD movies/series though sometimes it serve its purpose, I mean, I can sleep the whole day without any sister bugging me lolz. But I still prefer weekends ofcourse! haha Thank you for the discussions. Happy Mylotting and Have a great day ahead. Cheers!
10 Feb 09
I work three days and get two days off, then three days and two days off.........Like it this way as sometimes get the whole weekend off and sometimes days during the week. It works out great as during the week i get to tidy the house and catch up on chores and at the weekends we have family time and go out on days out and spend time together. x
@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
10 Feb 09
for me i prefer weekends day off, as its my partners day off too, so we could have time to spend each other, and weekends you can visits your friends as most of my friends their day off is weekends. and also if your day off is weekends you have to time to clean the house and many more.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
I've had weekends off for so long I've just got used to it. If my job weren't so boring then 4 ten hour shifts and 3 days off would be awesome but I can't imagine sitting here Mylotting and reading celebrity gossip for 10 hours a day! I like to just take a random weekday off every now and then so I can do any errands that I can't do on the weekends. I also love to go to 'the city' to go shopping on like a Tuesday so the crowds aren't as bad.
@laglen (19780)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I like Sundays off. I will work 6 days to get Sunday off. But if I am to have two days, I prefer a week day for the reasons you sited, you can go to the bank, doctors, take care of business. I am now self employed and really do not get days off. However, I can have a morning off or an afternoon off. Even if I am not "working, making money" I am always working. I am an independent contractor and so am always selling myself. So no matter where I am, I am networking.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
10 Feb 09
At one time, my husband worked split days. He worked Monday and was gone that night and Tuesday. Came home Tuesday night and home Wednesday. Then he was gone again Thursday and Friday. Those were good years. The last few years he worked before retiring from his other job, he worked Monday through Friday, from about 6AM to 2PM. He's probably worked about ever shift. He went in at 3AM at one time. I hated those shifts! But he worked in a terminal and had to be there when drivers were there.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I used to work for a place that there would be times when I'd have weeks off at a time, then after those weeks off it'd be booked. You could imagine that that would be hard to adjust to. Not to mention also that the days we did work, were long and hard. I quit this job when I met my fiance as I never got any time to spend with him. The job before that I was waitressing and I quit (got fired) when I felt I was going to be used, you can imagine that the work would probably have been easier then what I had at the job I just mentioned above (the long hours one). Then before that I worked at a grocery store, I don't remember the hours, lol, but I just say that to get to the one before that... I worked long hours as well, in the heat, and then when the location closed we went from different location to different location, I believe we had weekends off, but I don't rightly remember. lol... I've had other jobs before the one I just mentioned. The one I just mentioned, I had a boss that was from the county I now reside, I kind of find it funny.