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Woman claims weekends are the worst because all 9-5ers are off

We often look forward to the weekend for most of the week, whether we are working or not. And because, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 81% of people work Monday through Friday, most people only have Saturdays and Sundays to continue their lives outside of work, whether that’s running errands, scheduling appointments or spend time enjoying. itself – meaning branches are often the busiest.

One woman argued that weekends are the worst because “all the kids from 9 to 5 are off from work.”

Writing in the subreddit r/unpopularopinion, she shared her own unpopular and potentially divisive perspective over the weekend.

“The weekend is a terrible time to do anything,” she exclaimed. “All the 9-5ers are off and rushing to get everything done on their two days off,” she said. “Everything is busy and busy. You get peak prices for all events or activities.”

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Her other main complaint about the weekends being swamped by nine to five employees was that there was “so much time waiting. To stand in line. Waiting for a table. Waiting for your turn. Not to mention, anything serious is closed.”

Post offices are closed on Sundays and most laundries are closed all weekend. Supermarkets are filled with crowds of people. If your idea was to eat out at a restaurant so you could skip cooking for an evening, chances are that applies to everyone.

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The woman claimed that having free weekends doesn’t even help much with running errands or completing necessary tasks.

With so many places closed or busy, “even if you have the weekends off, you still have to make time during the week for errands or things you need to do.”

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She said she prefers to work weekends and have her days off during the week, and said a specific schedule was “much more efficient and accessible,” with “No lines.” No waiting. Good offers. Personal space.”

The woman edited her original post to say that work weekends also allow people who are socially averse to have an easy day.

“When everything is planned around the weekend, your weekends often aren’t your own,” she explained. “Two friends getting married on the same day? It’s much easier to excuse yourself from work than to admit that you prefer one friend over another.

“If you don’t like social events, it’s a win-win situation because no one expects you there and they don’t blame you,” she concluded.

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Her anti-weekend stance is justified and adds another point to the argument for a four-day work week.

One of the many benefits of shortening the work week is that there is more time to get essential things done, especially as more and more employees need to go into the office.

Economist Juliet Schor defended the idea of ​​a four-day working week, saying it could “benefit workers, companies and society”.

“The research shows that people are less stressed, value their jobs more and have a better life outside of work,” she explains.

Schor revealed that most employees are just as productive during a four-day work week as they are in five days.

“The four-day work week is a down payment on a new way of living and working,” she said. “As the three-day weekend expands, we can realize that everyone has the right to time off.”

Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the charge for a four-day workweek with his bill that would cut the workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours while protecting workers’ wages and benefits.

He was quoted as saying, “Today, American workers are more than 400% more productive than they were in the 1940s. And yet millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages than they did decades ago. That has to change.”

Helping people find a better work-life balance would solve the problem of weekends being swamped with groceries and waiting in endless lines just because of the longer weekend.

If we could work less than 40 hours a week, both the average 9 to 5 worker and the weekend worker would have much more time for themselves.

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Alexandra Blogier is a writer on YourTango’s news and entertainment team. She covers social issues, pop culture analysis, and all things related to the entertainment industry.