Prepare to Mentally Shut Down at Work This Week
It's here, Labor Day week. Sure, Labor Day is next Monday and so you might think that next week should be called "Labor Day week," but the way I see it, this is the week that everyone will be so focused on what they're going to do over the long weekend that virtually nothing will get done at work, so it's almost like the holiday week has already arrived.
Fall doesn't roll in until Monday, September 23, but Labor Day is generally seen as the "last hurrah of summer". Once Labor Day has come and gone, kids who didn't already start school just before the holiday, do. The weather starts to cool down (we're getting a little taste of that right now) and most of us start the process of transiting into the fall and winter holiday seasons.
Red Bull polled a bunch of people about their thoughts on Labor Day weekend and about the week before the holiday and the results definitely stated the obvious - work productivity this week is going to suffer this week and your Labor Day is going to suffer because of work.
Wait, what? Actually, it makes sense if you think about it.
Nearly of the surveyed employees admitted their productivity goes way, way down right before a long holiday weekend which pretty much means that you and your co-workers are about to start (if you haven't already) mentally shutting down because Labor Day is coming.
However, your job will get the last laugh. According to PR Newswire, another survey found that most every one of us will get slapped by an awful sinking feeling right around 4 p.m. on Labor Day when the reality hits us that we have to go back to work the next day.
Between you and me, I think it's totally safe to say that another 11 percent of people are either terrified that their boss would find out they took the survey and so they lied, or they legitimately have no life because they said they stay happy until 7 p.m. on a day off. Yeah, okay.
[via PR Newswire]