A few weeks ago, I enlisted a new policy at work:
We work four 10-hour shifts Monday through Thursday, so
WE ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.
This is an official agency policy, and I would shout it from the rooftops if I could so that everyone who ever works with us knows about it.
This schedule is beneficial on so many levels.
+3 day weekends every weekend.
+Getting to go on mini trips, like MTB trips to Canada or backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness!
+Boosts employee morale.
+ Gives creativity a chance to rest and reset. (this is a huge one.)
+If I secretly work on Fridays, I don't get interrupted by anything, and I get a ton done.
+Dentists, Doctors, Haircuts, Banking, personal appointments etc. -- these things can now happen on Fridays, and employees don't have to try to cram these things into their lunch breaks. (And Friday is free cookie day at the bank.)
+No employees in the office= one day less of utilities costs!
+Skiing during the week instead of the weekend? Yes please.
+Some of our crew has kids. They get to spend a whole day with their kids without paying for daycare.
+We get to work earlier during the week, so we get a lot done before the phones even start ringing.
I could go on, but I won't because it's the weekend now.
Happy Friday on a Thursday, and we'll see you on Monday!
Owning a business is a massive amount of work. Here's how I keep it fun by balancing owning Wheelie with my passion for adventure. -Lisa
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