A Beautiful Mind

The Reflections Of My Mind

Should we work for four days a week only?

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Long weekends are good.

My last weekend was a long weekend (19th Sep to 21st Sep) and I made a good progress on my applications. I managed to write the first drafts of three essays for Ross. And then I managed to write second drafts of these. Yes you read it correctly. Two drafts.

I started sequentially and put down everything that I wanted to. After working on Saturday and Sunday, my first draft was ready. On Monday I managed to cut down the fat from my essays an reduce the size. However, these are still beyond the accepted word limits and I will need another draft for fitting my story in the given limits.

Anyway, back to the point. I found this long weekend very productive as I managed to write my best essays till date. I had enough time to think about various things and type down everything. Some time back I read some rumors about debate going on in some developed nations about reducing the weekdays to 4. At first, it appeared to be a bad idea when you see the worst economic environment. I thought this will straight away reduce the output of any organization. However, after experiencing it personally, I now can clearly say that this actually improves the productivity. Yes you read it correctly. It improved my productivity.

At work last week, I knew that next Monday is a holiday and so made sure that I finish a part of my work for Monday. This enabled me to have a relaxed Tuesday (today). On top of it, when I sat to write my essays, I wrote them freely as I know I have enough time to revise everything.

Usually, after working for 9 to 10 hours a day and travelling for 4 to 5 hours a day (from my home to my workplace) I hardly have anytime to do anything else and weekends are the only days I get to write my essays… 😦

My intention is not to get into an argument on whether we should have 4 day weekdays or not but only to describe one good use of such long weekends. My next week is also another long weekend week .. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee … 🙂

I guess I will have enough time to complete my essays for Ross completely.

 Long weekends are the best weekends 🙂


Written by abeautifulmind1

September 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

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  1. Congrats mate for 2 drafts. It took me 20 days to come out with two drafts. And i’ve got work at the worst possible time of this admission cycle:( .
    4 days a week – well all work and no play makes jack a dull boy 🙂

    Last Samurai

    September 28, 2009 at 10:17 am

  2. I don’t know If I said it already but …Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,)

    A definite great read..Jim Bean


    October 1, 2009 at 11:01 am

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  4. I hope you were able to finish your Ross applications! Best of luck.

    Twitter – @thieleman1


    October 28, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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