Stop the Train! I Wanna Get On!
In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill officially changed the observation of U.S. Federal Holidays to Mondays. It took effect in 1971.
Whose bright idea was that? Mondayless four-day weeks start in the middle with no chance to catch up.
That law is another brilliant accident that occurs when folks don’t think through the implications of grand ideas before they make them reality.
Transitions back to the work week are hard enough. Starting on Tuesday is like jumping a train that refuses to stop to let passengers on.
If I’d been asked, I’d have voted for Fridays, not Mondays, off. Jumping off a moving train is easier than jumping on one.
It’s a small thing for sure, but it’s a distraction to get operations back in line. The four-day holiday weeks never fully seem to be fully on track. Guess it’s good I work at home.
I’m just sayin’ . . .
What about you?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!