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What day of the week is your most productive?

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What day of the week is your most productive?

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    I'll vote tomorrow

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward
      You know, it's not possible to translate "manyana*" into Gaelic, because the Irish don't have a word that conveys that terrible sense of urgency.

      *Spelled phonetically, because Unicode is SOOOO 90's.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Yesterday, you insensitive clod!

  • Saturday (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Saturday - Productivity at home is much more important to me than productivity at work.

  • Friday... (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20, 2014 @01:04PM (#46535843)

    As someone that does desktop support and whose work is quantified by the number of tickets closed each day, Friday is the most productive since that's the day I mass close all tickets which the customer has failed to respond to my attempts to communicate with them. As well as mass close all tickets over 2 weeks old even if I never attempted to contact the customer due to having too much work to do already. Fridays are awesome. Tuesday's are the worst, most people are too hungover to bother trying to show up for work on Monday so we don't get many tickets on that day, but they start showing up to work again on Tuesday and have either forgotten passwords, broken shit, or are too damn lazy to fill out some form they need to fill out and instead just call in a ticket. Idiots.

    • by TWX (665546)
      Don't worry, they're adjusting for standard deviation and are well aware of how much work you're actually doing and how much you're dropping-as-closed...
    • It really amazes me how people can forget a password over a weekend. Either they are choosing overly complex passwords, or I'm having overly dull weekends.
      • by WillKemp (1338605)

        It really amazes me how people can forget a password over a weekend.

        Don't underestimate the memory disrupting effects of recreational drugs!

      • by _Spirit (23983)

        Well the lesson here is: don't change your password on Friday...

  • Let me... (Score:4, Informative)

    by whitroth (9367) <whitroth.5-cent@us> on Thursday March 20, 2014 @01:05PM (#46535859) Homepage

    ...get back to you on that.

                    mark "will join the American Society of Procratinators one of these days, if it's still around...."

    • Don't you mean, "if it exists yet..." ?

    • by istartedi (132515)

      You took the time to express your desire to join. I don't think you're ASP material. Oh dammit... the phone rang and I just got booted. I'll show him though, I'll call the president as soon as I get around to it, and then he'll totally be out of there too...

  • Friday (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Iniamyen (2440798) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @01:13PM (#46535937)
    Friday, because a lot of people in my office either telecommute or have 9/80 schedules, or just take vacation/sick days on Fridays a lot. So there are just less people around to interrupt me and I can get more done.
    • by CastrTroy (595695)
      Similarly here. My most productive time is early in the morning before anyone else has come to office. The end of the day is also productive on many occasions, because I'll look at the clock, realize there's only a couple hours left, and work hard until the end of the day. The time goes by faster when you're busy. But that only works some days. Many days, by the time 3 o'clock rolls around, I'm exhausted.
    • I too voted Friday. I did so because I am always in a great mood. It's the last day of the week and I get to start the weekend soon (not that I am one of those "two more days til Friday" people). I also usually prepare a weekly report of what was accomplished that week. This is a good motivator as I want the weekly report to look good, so I get motivated to knock out things that in all honesty I should have already done, but I was just dreading.

      I often stay late on Friday to finish up things... as pa
  • by Captain Sarcastic (109765) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @01:16PM (#46535975)
    Progress is made on alternate Fridays.
  • Why should I be productive? I'm retired, you clod!
    • by arth1 (260657)

      Why should I be productive? I'm retired, you clod!

      Well then, on what weekday do you produce the most CO2?

    • by geekoid (135745)

      which day do you do the most of whatever it is you do?
      So, say, Saturday is the day you pretend to be a vampire the most, that would be you most productive day.

  • Monday. Productivity goes down as the week goes on (especially as people find all my good hiding places.)

  • "it Depends on who is judging" cuz I can think of tons of things that are productive to me that aren't productive to my wife or my boss....
  • by LargeMythicalReptile (531143) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @02:28PM (#46536763)

    I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  • by Bigbutt (65939) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @02:30PM (#46536789) Homepage Journal

    We have a policy of not scheduling meetings on Thursdays. It's not 100% perfect but the meetings are fewer to non-existent on Thursdays so it's the most productive.

    The morning hours are also most productive for me because I come in a couple of hours before others do so I can get a bunch of stuff done before I start getting interrupted. I used to have IM up but I was getting interrupted so often that I have a note: "IM is up for 5 interruptions then closed" as my message.

    I keep track of my tasks in a database for yearly reviews among other things and find I log more hours on Wednesdays. Which doesn't necessarily make it more productive :)


  • I'm self-employed, you insensitive clod! I work whenever it suits me, seven days a week, and haven't paid any attention to weekdays or weekends on any of that nonsense for years.

  • Not sure why, but I get more done then, even though it includes a morning meeting.

    I think it's because it's almost the weekend.

  • Saturday (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Princeofcups (150855) <> on Thursday March 20, 2014 @02:58PM (#46537093) Homepage

    Saturday is the most productive. Monday through Friday is wasted with the crap I have to do to make money.

    • by Macgrrl (762836)

      Generally Sunday is my most productive day. Getting done all the stuff I put off from Saturday that had to be done.

      Why is it that house work is never 'finished'?

      • by rasmusbr (2186518)

        Why is it that house work is never 'finished'?

        Well, there is actually an interesting answer to that question...

        There are vastly more ways for a house to be in disorder than there are for it to be in order, so anything that you do in home that isn't an effort aimed at decreasing the disorder of the house is very likely going to increase the disorder just by accident. That also explains why you need to clean up after you've cleaned the house, unless do everything in a perfectly planned and choreographed way.

        • by Macgrrl (762836)

          And the always popular: "The cleaners are due tomorrow, I really must tidy up when I get home form work tonight."

      • by i.r.id10t (595143)

        Because I have 3 kids and they have a grandparent who can't resist buying stuff for them ....

    • by Kjella (173770)

      My weekends are counter-productive, I start out with a list of things I should get done but end up tinkering, playing, partying, chilling or whatever else I fancy instead. Nothing gets stricken and usually the list grows to include cleaning up and shaping up after the weekend. In fact, most things that produce a tangible output are chores I need to do for housekeeping, maintenance or other general upkeep of my belongings or person. Quite often I look back and think "sigh, I didn't get anything done this wee

  • by JustDisGuy (469587) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @03:04PM (#46537151)

    I never could quite get the hang of Thursdays...

  • I started to answer what day I am most reproductive, but realized this is /. and such a question wouldn't appear here.

    • I started to answer what day I am most reproductive, but realized this is /. and such a question wouldn't appear here.

      Tuesdays. That's when all of Monday's hangover muddled work gets done over again.

    • by antdude (79039)

      Yeah, that would be none of above.

  • by microTodd (240390) on Thursday March 20, 2014 @06:23PM (#46538865) Homepage Journal

    Seriously. Its frustrating. I try to not work too late cause I want to see my kids before bedtime but right around 4PM is when I get this big rush of energy. It was great in college and when I was single but now it just creates conflict in my life. So I'm stuck between wanting to stay and work or head out the door.

    • by geekoid (135745)

      Unless you have a stake in the company you feel will pay off handsomely, then head out the door.
      You family changes, and kids leave. Enjoy the short time you have.
      Or, don't see you kids and make some company that doesn't care about you more money, and cry when Cat's in the Cradle plays on the radio. whatevs.

  • ....are when the email server is down.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    For me, its Friday...without a doubt. I teach at a college. On Fridays:

    1. Students are out the door as soon as they finish classes. This results in Friday being the quietest day in my building as well as the least busy day for student consultations.
    2. Many of my coworkers who have arranged a 4-day-work-week schedule are out (so less "problems" that I'm needed to fix or just less chit-chat)
    3. I'm motivated. Its the last day to get things done before the weekend. I try to have everything wrapped up fo

  • The option "Tomorrow" is at 50%. What should we think about that?
  • Because I can't sleep when I had too much coffee I sort of muddle on on most days. However on Saturday I can sleep in so falling asleep late on Friday isn't a problem. Thus on Fridays I can drink more coffee and there is so much that just becomes clear once I have enough coffee to really wake up. In effect I get about three times as much done on Friday.
    If I were to have the wednesday off I could add another day of triple productivity. However I think my boss would interpret such a request quite differently.

    • by geekoid (135745)

      You need to stop using caffeine if it's really impacting your life that much.

      • Tried that, went for a year without caffeine. However, one difficult deadline means I fell back to caffeine.
        It didn't work any better than with caffeine so I stopped trying.

  • I'm WAY more productive if I don't have to spend a bunch of time doing stuff for my employer! :-O

  • Because of all the things promised to be done "By next week."
  • procrastinate - to put off until tomorrow perendinate - to put off until the day after tomorrow I'm sure you'll know what to do with this knowledge.
  • I go to work, have a long Malaysian-restaurant lunch, then go home and work on my own projects from about 6pm 'til 5am. Last Friday I designed and simulated a VHDL SHA-1 module for an FPGA.
  • I guess most people are just guessing their productivity. However I could look it up in FishEye, which tells me my number of commits per day and hour. Wednesday wins, as does 15:00h. Monday on the other hand is my least productive day.... But I do not really hate mondays...

  • According to this: [] (see figure 1) most work is done on Tuesday through Thursday, with Wednesday being the most productive. This matches the old story about a boss deciding people must be faking sickness because 20% of days off are taken on Monday and Friday.
  • because that's when I get everything done.

  • if everything is done today
    there's no reason to exist tomorrow
    Free translation from Flemish song "morregen" (="morgen" in slang) - Belgian Asociality

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