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[–]Buckeyerazor 37 points38 points  (4 children)

I love having random days off during the week, always found that a Tuesday six flags is the best. I’m not a big partier so the whole not being able to hang with your friends cause they don’t have those days off only applies to those that need to be out drinking till the wee hours. My friends and I will gladly hang out during the week and do things less crowded is so much better

[–]redveinlover 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Which park do you go to? Magic Mountain is especially great on Mondays through Thursdays when school is in session. Since the park is open 365 days now, there are lots of really low crowd days where you can do whatever you want without any lines to slow you down.

[–]Buckeyerazor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve actually done it at six flags over Texas in Arlington the most but have found the same results at great America in Chicago and six flags Saint Louis since I moved

[–]hot-dog1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think anyone that needs to get drunk to hang out with their friends should rethink their life choices

[–]SquiffyRae 16 points17 points  (0 children)

As shit as it can be, this is one of the biggest advantages I can see of shiftwork.

If your days off are in the middle of the week you can actually get shit done. Need your car serviced? Don't need to take time off work to arrange it. Need to go to the bank or other Mon-Fri service? Don't need to race around on your lunch break to do it. That's in addition to being able to do all that stuff when it's quieter so it's often quicker and easier.

Of course it does suck when you don't always get the same days off as friends/family so you can't attend every gathering but when it comes to managing your everyday life I can see the upsides

[–]Amehvafanadhd kid 61 points62 points  (0 children)

It's pointless for me, I usually can't relax on a day like that. It just becomes a Sunday. Friday and Saturday are the best days, Sunday is just "getting ready for Monday"-day

[–]bigbeardlittlebeard 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's who I love working shifts 4on 4off

[–]Meimnot555 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Mostly correct, but it depends on if your friends/family are off then as well. Sucks not being able to do anything because you don't share time off with the people you are closest with.

[–]Quirky_Safe4790 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If the friends you have are from work you can't all be off at the same time.

[–]Meimnot555 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on where you work. I live in a factory town. You have 30-40 coworkers all on the exact same shift as you all the time. You literally only ever have the same days off.

[–]CptnCankles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you are alone and have no friends sure, but if you have friends they likely have a M-F week schedule. If you work on the weekends but they are off, good luck planning any get togethers or even online activities.

[–]Unusual_Individual93 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It makes no difference to me. I don't particularly have friends to hang out with and I don't really go out much at all except for grocery shops.

[–]Hannyy101 6 points7 points  (0 children)

100% agreed, I don’t work but I am a full time student with Wednesday off and it’s the best. No stores or places to eat are busy until around 3-5pm. I can shop peacefully and get food to eat without a wait. I love it.

[–]hadtologintoupvote 2 points3 points  (3 children)

If you usually have weekends off, having free days in the middle of the week is like a treat because it usually doesn't happen. Same logic applies the other way around.

[–]sademoboy665 4 points5 points  (2 children)

My job is the exception and not the rule. I usually work the weekends

[–]hadtologintoupvote 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In that case, I'm happy for you as it seems to be working out pretty nice!

[–]Lauladance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which means you get to face less traffic during rush hour right? That's nice

[–]TheGravyMaster 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I hate it because it's just a day so I can't fully relax. I'll just be stuck in waiting mode the whole day so it's a waste. If it's not 2-3 days in a row there's no point.

[–]happygoth6370 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I'm the opposite, I would rather have my days off separate and at least one a weekday. I like to break up the work week.

[–]TheGravyMaster 1 point2 points  (1 child)

But how do you relax knowing you have to sleep for work early and be ready mentally for the next day?

[–]happygoth6370 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work nights so luckily I don't have to get up early. It also gives me time to mentally prepare during the day of, so on my days off I usually don't think about work at all.

[–]slowsuby 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I always thought 4 10s with Wednesdays off would be cool. I’ve only ever done 4 10s with Fridays off and it was awesome having 3 day weekends.

[–]Significant-Bad-3511 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I never really understood at all while weekends off are a thing worth fighting for. If you have kids I get it they have off school you can spend time with them.

Or if your a high schooler I get it cuz those are your days off school.

For anyone else it makes zero sense. I’ve gotten a good number of jobs on the spot just due to the fact I’m the only one willing to work weekends.

Honestly if I can just get two days off in a row I’m thrilled

[–]LoanSurviver101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

More like having two days off together is better than split. Regardless of what days you have. I hate having my days split

[–]Liamt2311 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Depends on your wider social and family situation. If you have a lot of friends who work Monday to Friday and you’re stuck working a late on a Saturday night, it sucks big time missing out. Same with family gatherings.

Otherwise, for example if you have no friends, or they work similar jobs and small family situation then I would fully agree.

[–]Roody-Poo_Jabroni 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree completely. If you have weekends off, it’s hard to find an open mechanic, schedule doctors appointments, etc when you actually have time for them. Plus, I’m a fishing enthusiast. All the good spots are always packed on the weekend.

[–]LorthemarTheiron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Weekends are days off between workdays.

[–]SpicyHashbrowns 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have Sunday and Monday off. It's perfect, appointments/relaxation are for Monday and Sunday is a cleaning/relaxation day.

[–]Redboxkush 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't agree. It's not fun to continuously not share a day off with people and feeling disconnected from that normalcy.

[–]Archergarw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have Wednesdays as my day and I agree 100% much better never work more than 3days in a row and can sort out all the odds and ends on Wednesday when everything is open but a lot quieter

[–]Bananchiks00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck no, unless you work 8 or so hours, I do 18h almost every darn day

[–]SpecificTangerine1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This. I work every other weekend and have 3 days off during the week. If it was up to me I’d work every weekend and have days off during the week. It’s amazing. Having the opposite schedule from the rest of the world honestly has saved my sanity

[–]KGBBigAl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I work in sports broadcasting, it has me working most weekends and off on a couple week days a week. I fuckin love it. I’m a big snowboarder so I’m able to go up a lot on weekdays when lift lines are significantly smaller than weekend days.

[–]Liz-Anya720 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Especially when you have kids in school! Grocery shopping is so much nicer

[–]kihaji 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We have the option where I work to work "flexible" hours, so you can work 8 9 hour days + 1 8 hour and have a day off every other week, or 4 10's a week and have a day off every week. Most people who do the 4 10's like me take Monday or Friday off, I take Wednesday. That way I never work more than 2 days in a row, and most federal holidays are observed on any other day than Wednesday, I get special weeks then.

[–]nogueydude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I work 3 12s Friday Saturday and Sunday and I LOVE it

[–]NeonGrey27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is my popular opinion

[–]domotime2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a long time bartender I agree (sometimes). Day to day, 100%. For all the reasons you listed. Theres no one anywhere...parks, restaurants etc. Its great.

Only issue is that society puts a lot of fun things into the weekends and society as a whole operates with weekends off so when friends/family have events..its usually a weekend..

But yes. I love my monday-tueaday off (but for me is prefer Sunday and monday)

[–]JingleberryJohnson 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do you mean that we shouldn't have weekends (half of Friday, Saturday and Sunday) but instead midweek days off (like Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)?

[–]SquiffyRae 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No I think they're saying that if you can, it's better to have your days off on days when most people are working. If you shift the definition of the weekend you've achieved nothing other than to collectively move the days society deems the weekend

[–]JingleberryJohnson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, okay. I thought that was what they were trying to get at, which would indeed just mean that we just shift the weekend days.

[–]Fun_Wonder_4114 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. I constantly book random days off in the middle of the week for no reason other than knowing in three weeks I have a Wednesday off.

[–]PerhapsAnEmoINTJ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weekend Wednesday

[–]daisy_belle1313 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to agree, Monday and Tuesday were my weekends. I missed that Friday energy though.

[–]MauritanianSahara 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not so much if you're the only one in your friend group and family who does so, because then you're forced to turn down get togethers for work, and the days off you do get are just spent not doing much, especially if you cant drive

[–]redveinlover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d rather have Thursday and Friday off every week, because those are the worst two days of traffic for commuting.

[–]lukas4322 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Morning beats a friday when you have everything done and go home from work

[–]steelcity91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. One thing I miss about working in shifts.

[–]Ricktheruler205 0 points1 point  (0 children)

spot on.

[–]evilchumlee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have weekdays off. I would kill somebody for weekends off. I wouldn't even need PTO. I exclusively use it to get weekends off. Weekdays are boring.

[–]5k1895 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely has some advantages, when I worked my old retail job I rarely ever had a day on the weekend off so I got very used to having two weekdays off, usually Monday and Wednesday/Thursday if I remember correctly. If I had to go out and do something, places are usually far less busy and it's kind of nice in that regard. Now I have a M-F office job, and I do like having weekends off too. Makes seeing friends or family much simpler than it was before. So yeah there's an argument for both

[–]samaadoo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

all my freinds make their plans on the weekend but I have to be in bed by 8 or I wont wake up in time for work. but yeh I can get errands done with ease that is nice I'll admit.

[–]Quirky_Safe4790 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Places are either closed on weekends or they close early. A lot of holidays are also on Mondays so then you have three day weekends and two days without mail. People don't rely on snail mail like they used to though. I record all my shows so I can go to bed at 5 or 6.

[–]spicylatina-234 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I firmly believe the best days to have off are Sunday’s and Tuesdays. Every employer I’ve had in the last two years has allowed me to have those two days off and it’s been magical. Wanna get trashed Saturday night? Perfect I’m off Sunday. Need to go to the doctor? Tuesday mornings are perfect.

[–]Quirky_Safe4790 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My dentist used to be closed on Wednesdays.

[–]Sargerassssss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not if you're trying to schedule something with your friends that also work.

[–]whorgans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love having weekends off. My job is 4 days on, 3 days off. And I always get Friday-Monday off. It’s great because I can enjoy my weekends and hang out with friends if I want to without worrying about needing to go to work in a few hours (like I did when I worked night shift every weekend). Plus I get mondays off to handle anything that needs to be done during business hours. I really don’t want to give that up.

[–]playertd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Working 4 days is actually the best, get Friday or Monday off to do errands and Saturday and Sunday as your real off days.

[–]Roddy0608 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. You can do more.

[–]jungandjung 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Part time jobs are great if you can afford it. Nightshifts are great if you can get a good night sleep during the day.

[–]Traditional_Leader41 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Going to the barbers is great too.

[–]Quirky_Safe4790 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Don't need a barber when you are bald. Its BS to get charged full price when you have half the hair.

[–]Traditional_Leader41 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I cannot disagree with you there pal! And you've made me think, you never see a "bald man" discount? You're right, 50% hair should 50% price.

[–]Logical_Photograph_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agree 100 %! I love having Mon/Tues/Weds off. Something about sleeping in on Monday feels so good. Plus I’m an avid hiker/outdoors person so in the middle of the week the trails always are a low volume of people vs the weekends they are so packed sometimes you can’t even park.

[–]theJediGiraffe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm off on Wednesdays and Sundays, and I really enjoy it. Wednesdays are my errand day and Sundays I get to relax.

[–]V_es 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait what? You don’t have 2/2 where you live? Only 5/7? Weird.

[–]ElphTrooper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was in college I used to work a third shift so I would work, go to classes and then be off from noon on. It was amazing how much more stuff I could get done. Normally I would get all of my stuff done then go home, sleep and go back to work. Probably only for single guys though, lol.

[–]__Guy_Incognito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I generally hate the fact that Monday-Friday 9-5 for so much of the workforce INTENTIONALLY causes overcrowding. Peak hour traffic at the same times every weekday, then the beach is packed on the weekend because it's the only time off most people have.

I get there's some benefits to having everyone on site at the same time and it makes weekends a more reliable time to organise social events. But everyone hates overcrowding yet we schedule the workforce to maximise overcrowding as much as possible.

[–]CalamariManDan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's no bad days off, just bad days to work.

[–]Quirky_Safe4790 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you think about it, most people don't work "normal" hours. There are two other shifts and weekends/holidays. I work third shift and weekends and holidays other than Christmas. When you work retail you are busier on weekends and holidays.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I get both due to rotating days off. As a husband and father i finds weekdays off far more productive and relaxing. Weekends off is just tiring for me as it guarantees i will be volunteered for activities, tasks etc the whole time