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Jan 05, 2019 16:38:09

Unemployed people dread weekends

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Brandon Wilson

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I have a running joke with a buddy that unemployed people dread weekends while people who have regular jobs can't wait for weekends. My theory is that during the week, unemployed people have the upper hand. They don't have the shackles of a job dictating the structure of each day. They can wake up and go to bed whenever they want. They can run errands during the day when most people are occupied.

Once the weekend arrives, however, now unemployed people are on a level playing field with everyone else. The perceived advantage is gone at least for these two days. 

This sets up another opposing view on Sunday night when the regularly employed masses are dreading Monday while the unemployed are looking forward to having the advantage once more.

I am between clients but not technically unemployed. What I have experienced in the last few days is a loss of a sense of time and day of the week. Each day tends to feel the same, including a weekend day like Saturday. Maybe this was by design since I have added more structure to my day including a morning ritual and daily routines. It's nice taking a break from the week vs. weekend mindset and just focusing on making the most of each day.

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    @brandonwilson I work out of my house and I can identify with that same view. I usually work 7 days a week on my own schedule so no day means anything more than the other but I most certainly like the weekdays better than weekends. Less crowded during work hours where I can run errands when others are at their office.

    Tracy Farnsworth avatar Tracy Farnsworth | Jan 05, 2019 18:12:37
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    @brandonwilson Working remotely from home, I can confirm your theory. Weekends, weekdays, doesn't make a difference. I work whenever I feel like and stay lethargic or take a nap when the body and mind demands. Working on no particular schedule has its advantages and disadvantages. This talk by Tim Urban clearly explains them https://youtu.be/arj7oStGLkU

    Aravindh Balasundaram avatar Aravindh Balasundaram | Jan 05, 2019 16:52:00
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      @aravindhb4 Great video thanks for sharing!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 05, 2019 17:24:12
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