Thankful for Flex Days

weekend-1756858_1920Day 8/30 – It’s 3:23pm on Wednesday afternoon as I sit down to write this. I’ve been cleaning house for over half an hour, and got a notification that the audio book I was listening to while cleaning has a broken connection. So now I deleted the bad file and am downloading the good one from the library and am writing while that happens. Really, anything I choose to do now is completely flexible because it’s my weekend.

I LOVE having my weekend take place on Thursdays and Fridays (and half of Wednesdays). Even more, I am thankful that I have the flexbility to adjust my week however I need to. Now that my kids are grown, there’s no problem working on weekends. (Actually, when there were here it wasn’t a problem either since we homeschooled. I got to see them all week then they were gone on weekends, hanging out with friends.)

It’s tough to work in support on weekends when it’s the only time you see your family. And it’s tough to need support on weekends if nobody is there. So I feel very fortunate to be able to help my co-workers and our product users by working then. And since I’m working, I might as well put in as many hours as I can. Pretty much I work until my brain fries out or I get cranky. I average 20-ish hrs on Saturdays and Sundays then 8 or 9 hrs on Monday then grab a half-day Wednesdays.

Another great part of having my weekend “flex days” on Thursdays and Fridays is that I can get business done with banks and such while they are still open. And the stores are generally not crowded.

Sometimes it’s an issue because friends invite us to things on their weekends, but fortunately my job comes with the flexibility to adjust for those times.

Who gets to set a work schedule any way they want like that?!?! I know some do, but I’m one of the fortunate few at a global level, and I’m highly appreciative.

  • * For November (the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US), I’m trying to blog about something for which I’m thankful for each day of the month.


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