Friday, September 5, 2008


As I'm sure most of you know my work has started a trial 10-hour, 4-day work schedule. I know, the majority of all your reactions right now is, "I wish my work would do that!" I get this same response from everyone. I'm not going to deny the fact that indeed it is nice to have a three-day weekend. However, four days of the week I am met with a lot of stress. One can certainly make the argument that the extra day can be used to "get things done." It is a valid argument but some things can't wait until Friday to be done. Things like church callings, dinner, running and other extra curricular activities. My schedule is this: get home from work at 6:45pm, go running, shower, and finally at 8 or 8:30pm (depending on the distance of the run) I can sit down for dinner (which Wyatt usually makes for me - what a stud!). Leaving about three hours to enjoy myself, my time with Wyatt or try and attack something on my list of things to do. If my week is anything like this past week, I have other obligations after work (right after work at 7pm) and I don't get home until 10pm or so. (This whole new schedule explains the long lulls in my blog writing). Do you see my frustration in the situation? I will be the first to admit that I do not adapt to change easily. And I know that I have grown very used to my past schedule of grocery shopping, doing laundry and cleaning the house on the weeknights. Maybe I'm a bit old school but I really like the idea of spreading chores out throughout the week rather than designating one day to tackle them all. It's a bit overwhelming if you ask me. I know, I know, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Like I said...I'm adjusting.


Jeanna said...

Still, not blogging for almost 3 weeks? Come on? What about your reading public? What about us?

That would be a hard schedule, there is no doubt about it. Harold does four 9s and then one 4 hour day. Pretty much this means he gets home at 7 and is right out the door for other assignments. At this point a 10 hour day would be better, at least he would have an entire day off, instead of having to go in for a four hour day. Kinda lame.

You are better at adjusting than you think.

Dan said...

they gave us the 4 day work week option too. I tried 10 hours and it didn't work for me. So I do 9 hour days and get every other friday off (and the friday I'm on I only have to do 8 hours). We like that around here.

Anonymous said...

Whoever "Dan" is, I like his company. I think I could do that one.

Who am I kidding! I could do those 10 hour days. I did a 14.5 hour day on Thursday which was only supposed to be a 10.8 one. But, even United gives us a 2-for-1 rest after a day like that--meaning 16 hours away from assignment.

But corporate America is a different story. One is chained to a desk for x number of hours, not starting the day in one time zone and ending it a few time zones to the east or west.

Hang in there Brittany. When Wyatt goes back to school, there will be another adjustment and you may be wishing you had this particular schedule back again.

Love, Momma

The Babkm5 said...

Wait till you add Kiddos!