Working on the Weekend

As working on the weekend goes, I’m not here to be a proponent or opponent of it.  Some people choose to do a couple hours of work over the weekend so they can have an easier Monday/return back to their working week.  That’s totally fine.  To each their own.  I sometimes worry, though, that the choice some people make to work on their “off” days has a substantive impact on their colleagues.  It creates a culture where the lines blur on what “work life balance” (buzzword alert) means.  At the end of the day, I’m OK with you working the weekends.  I really am.

But don’t rub it in my face.  Because it may very well be that you wouldn’t have to work the weekend if you were optimally productive during the week.  It’s a slippery slope for sure, but everyone’s independent ability to manage their own time should never force someone else to abide by those same working hours.  Similarly, “working the weekend” shouldn’t be a badge of honor or something that necessarily puts someone else’s achievement above mine.

Just be careful when you work the weekend (or make judgments about those people who do).  You have to really assess the situation to tell what’s real, what’s fake, and what it all means.

Til Next Time,


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