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Poll: Do have a day of the week when you try to not work?
ProZ.com Staff
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Dec 17, 2011

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do have a day of the week when you try to not work?".

This poll was originally submitted by polsKArina. View the poll results »



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neilmac
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ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do have a day of the week when you try to not work?".

This poll was originally submitted by polsKArina. View the poll results »



I don't feel I need to separate my work from the rest of my life. I will usually perform some sort of work-related action every day, even if it's only checking my emails on the off chance something has come in. If I do take any "down time" it's usually random or circumstantial.


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xxxInterlangue
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Not every week, not always the same day... usually a "long weekend" after several weeks.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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No particular day. Dec 17, 2011

Although I still check emails on my day off, I try to stay away from the computer/phone as much as possible when I do have a day off, which could be any day of the week, depending on the work load.

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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
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Tricky poll to run.... Dec 17, 2011

... because presumably, whatever day you run it on, that day will be under-represented in the results.

(If we assume that for some people at least, one result of not working is that they don't visit this august website on that day, so they can't answer the poll.)


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Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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I like having Saturdays off for some reason Dec 17, 2011

So what the hell am I doing on Proz! I'm outta here...

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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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no special day Dec 17, 2011

but it often turns out that on friday, no one contacts me for jobs. It's unusual if they do, so I often take Friday off and that's when I do shopping or the gym.

[Edited at 2011-12-18 05:48 GMT]


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Dave Bindon  Identity Verified
Greece
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No set day(s) Dec 17, 2011

I don't have any set days off. There are advantages to having time off at the weekend (it's easier to socialize with friends who work standard hours in office jobs) and advantages to having time off on weekdays (socializing with friends who work shifts, shopping when the shops are less crowded etc.)

I don't even feel the need to have a day off each week, as long as there's some time off in between periods of intense work. Today is my 3rd consecutive day off after 2 weeks of non-stop work. I'll probably take tomorrow off too, and work a bit harder on Monday & Tuesday to meet my next deadline.


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Teresa Borges
Belgium
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It depends on the workload Dec 17, 2011

I might take 1-2 days off some weeks or even a long weekend and then go a couple weeks with no days off... Flexibility is the name of the game!

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Sonia Maria Parise  Identity Verified
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Totally agree with Teresa! Dec 17, 2011


Teresa Borges wrote:

I might take 1-2 days off some weeks or even a long weekend and then go a couple weeks with no days off... Flexibility is the name of the game!



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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Saturday Dec 17, 2011

is the day I hit for, at least during the daytime - family day.

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Annie Estéphan  Identity Verified
Canada
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Flexibility Dec 17, 2011

Hi,

I work 7 days a week, but not for the whole day.

From Monday to Friday I work the whole day, but sometimes I take a day off in the week for shopping, appointment, kids, etc. and then I work in the evening.

Sometimes, during the weekend I only work 2-3 hours per day when the kids are sleeping.

So, usually I work 7 days a week, but I work for only 5 full days and I try to work less than 3 hours per day for the weekend.

Every week is different. But I can not work during the day in the weekend because of the kids, but I can take 5 little minutes to answer to this question

Annie


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Mami Y.  Identity Verified
Japan
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No particular day. Dec 18, 2011

I would like to unwind myself though, recently I have no time for myself. I know I need to make time. However my clients sometimes tell me how to relax and healthy food such as chrysanthemum tea and Barbary Wolfberry Fruit(Lycium chinense) via Skype.
BTW, Christmas is almost here.
I wish we can continue to work vigorously next year and .。.:*・゚a Merry-X'mas:*・゚。:.* (#^.^#)/  

[Edited at 2011-12-18 11:48 GMT]


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