Poll: There is a marked difference in my routine on Saturdays and Sundays versus the rest of the week.
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May 6

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "There is a marked difference in my routine on Saturdays and Sundays versus the rest of the week.".

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 19:48
Membro (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Semi-true May 6

Sometimes I take weekends off, sometimes I don’t, it all depends on the amount of work I have and on the deadline. I live alone with my dog, I can do as I please and I find that Saturdays and Sundays provide me with lots of quality time and I can work without distractions. Anyway, I prefer taking days off when everyone else is "busy"...

Josephine Cassar
Kitty Brussaard
Alexandre Le Duc
Sunyoung Kim
PRAKASH SHARMA
 

Jan Truper  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:48
Membro (2016)
English to German
False May 6

The name of a day or its position in the Gregorian calendar's week cycle have no bearing on my behaviour.


Edited to add:

The only real difference is that I can't go grocery shopping on Sundays here in Berlin (due to shop closing regulations that I regard as a violation of my liberties).

[Edited at 2020-05-06 09:20 GMT]


Alexandre Le Duc
Sanjin Grandić
The Misha
Philip Lees
Mario Freitas
Paul van Zijll
Barbara Cochran, MFA
 

ipv
Local time: 20:48
Membro (2015)
English to Croatian
+ ...
There is a marked difference indeed May 6

as I rarely work on Saturdays, though I am willing to make that sacrifice but I absolutely refuse to work on Sundays.

Natalia Pedrosa
Chris S
 

Edith van der Have-Raats  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:48
Membro (2016)
English to Dutch
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Difference between pre- and post-corona era May 6

Pre-corona: true; post-corona: semi-true. I try not to sleep late on weekdays

Liena Vijupe
Gethin Sugar
Muriel Vasconcellos
Anna Jaffe
 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:48
Membro (2012)
English to Dutch
+ ...
Absolutely! May 6

Mondays-Fridays: Get up in time, have breakfast, start working before 9 am. Break for lunch, then work until 5.30 or 6 or so.

Saturdays and Sundays: Get up early, have breakfast, go outside for a run/row (not at the moment, sadly)/skeeler outing/walk, or get up ridiculously early if I am umpiring a regatta (again, sadly not at the moment). Occasionally skip exercise in favour of a lazy morning with coffee and newspaper on the patio.

I do not work, or even read my emails
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Mondays-Fridays: Get up in time, have breakfast, start working before 9 am. Break for lunch, then work until 5.30 or 6 or so.

Saturdays and Sundays: Get up early, have breakfast, go outside for a run/row (not at the moment, sadly)/skeeler outing/walk, or get up ridiculously early if I am umpiring a regatta (again, sadly not at the moment). Occasionally skip exercise in favour of a lazy morning with coffee and newspaper on the patio.

I do not work, or even read my emails, in the weekend.
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Chris S
Maria Simmen
Gethin Sugar
Michael Wetzel
 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:48
Spanish to English
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Spread My Work Over 7 Days May 6

Since a lot of my literary projects seem to be quite massive anymore, I stretch my working hours over 7 days, instead of just 5.

That way, I don't get burnt out.

[Edited at 2020-05-06 18:42 GMT]


Philip Lees
Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Local time: 02:48
Membro
Chinese to English
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Somewhat... May 6

In general, I usually get more actual work done on Saturdays and Sundays because I don't have to spend so much time checking and replying to emails, and I'm more focused on working on the projects due the following week.

AlexS_JP
Nadja Balogh
 

Gibril Koroma  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 14:48
Membro (2017)
French to English
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False May 6

That's false for me. I work seven days a week. But I know when to take a break or relax a little bit.

Paul van Zijll
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 15:48
Membro (2014)
English to Portuguese
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False May 7

My days off are those when I don't have any job. It can be any day, and it will be just like a weekend for me. Saturdays and Sundays will be just like a Monday to me if I have jobs to do.

[Edited at 2020-05-07 07:03 GMT]


Paul van Zijll
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
The same goals, needs, preferences, and requirements May 7

As far as my physiology is the same even at the weekend, my routine is the same too.
It has little to nothing to do with laziness, religion, pandemic, and other hypes.

Why, depending on the timezone, my Saturday is someone's Friday or Sunday, whereas my Sunday is one's Saturday or Monday, so what? That's ok.


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 20:48
Membro (2018)
French to English
Semi-true May 7

I prefer to spread my work out and work just mornings for example instead of full work days. That way I have time for other activities during the week. But the weekends are nice in that clients very rarely contact me, so I never have to reorganise my whole schedule to fit in an emergency.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:48
Membro (2003)
Spanish to English
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Other May 8

Like others have said, my work schedule isn't calendar-based. The main difference is that there are many more interruptions and distractions Monday through Friday. Weekends are quiet and I work more effectively and efficiently.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:48
Membro (2008)
Italian to English
Saturday May 9

Well: it's Saturday and despite my determination not to turn on the computer and not do any work, I have spend the whole morning doing a translation. I'm going to have to be ruthless and turn off the computer for the rest of the day so that I can get some reading done.

 


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