In the Summer do you work on Fridays?
- Summer Fridays are for and and
- Nope…still working
I keep intending to dedicate Friday to one particular project, yet I never seem to have my stuff together enough to get there! Sadly, summer won’t change this, and I’ll continue to try to give myself that singular Friday focus (which is a fun one).
And this summer I suspect I’ll be mainly working 7-3 on most days (instead of 9-5) so I can hit the pool club with the kids.
At one of my agency jobs we did the “off on Fridays” idea…it was great! Such an awesome way to spend the summer.
For me now, I love taking Fridays off. I’m not doing the every Friday thing this summer though. I think I’ve got one Friday a month off. BUT I did slot every Friday in December off!
I generally don’t work Fridays, except I end up doing. Once the kids are off, though, there’s no way that’s possible.
Owning the agency has it’s benefits. I can choose to work what days and from where. If I want to not “work” on Tuesdays, I don’t. That goes for any other day of the week. Clients don’t care as long as the work is done. I have my schedules & systems in place to where I frontload a LOT of my weekly work on Mondays, providing me the freedom for other projects or enjoyment outside of the office when I want/need it.
This wasn’t done overnight by the way. It’s taken the better part of eight years to get to this point that I am happy with and can function within while still balancing work responsibilities and personal life. I’m probably also a bit more flexible than a lot of agency owners and/or social media professionals as it’s just my wife and I at home with our two dogs.
I work half-days on Fridays for the agency that I work for, and then the rest of Friday’s I work on Social Media Day Wichita, articles for Social Media Pulse, managing my Agorapulse queue or any ongoing project that I have in the works. Strong time management is my friend.
Well it’s my winter when it’s your summer but I’ve been working a 4 day week for years - but it’s a tuesday i take off to have time with my grandkids. However the ability to be a digital nomad means i can take work with me and flex.
Long weekends are fun - but Friday or Monday I don’t mind !
I don’t take “Fridays” off… but I do work a 4 day week! it’s all about prioritizing and creating and trusting the systems you have in place.