Working for 5 days and enjoying the week ends.

May 4, 2007 1:07pm CST
I find people working hard for 5 days bothering about nothing and doing things that are useful for the next week during the week ends. Now people are in such a situation where they are not able to do their personal works during week days though important. This takes people away from relaxation due to which many are facing health problems. Is this the right way to lead the life??
3 responses
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I am working overseas as an engineer yet though how hectic my schedules are, i can still manage to go for workout twice a day (during lunch and after dinner). During weekend on Saturday, i can still manage to go for jogging along the river for around 2.5hours. Hence, i can say... I have a healthy lifestyle. It is just depends on people on how they can manage and balance their time for work, family and personal things. Being busy is given but to relax is a choice!
4 May 07
I seem to remember being told at school that new technologies and scientific advancements would mean that computers would do all the work and we would move to a 3 day working week. The idea was that we would have much more leisure time and be happier and more relaxed. Unfortunately, I think the teachers who taught this were not economists, but optimists. Instead, my mum is semi-retired, and enjoying the 3 day working week, as are many others of her age (but they want to be retired) and my generation are working longer hours than my parents ever did, mostly poring over the output of the very same computers that were supposed to reduce the workload. I've returned to full time education (full time in this respect at least being 3 days a week :-) )but I know when I qualify I'll be expected to return to the mayhem and work all hours. Between you and me, though, I'm not going to. I'm going to rebel.
• United States
4 May 07
It is funny that you ask this question. A co-worker and I were discussing this a week ago and it is funny, how there are 5 days in the work week but only two days on the weekend. I think the weekend should be extended by a day or so, maybe you wouldn't have some many people going bonkers. Thus, no, I don't think this is anyway to lead a life. Good question.