The end of the week always feels like such a huge accomplishment. It’s that feeling that you conquered the week. At times it can be just another day for some people depending on their work schedule, but majority of the weekly workers are always excited about Friday. Even the office when you go in has a different vibe that day or now virtual meetings for those who are remote. Not to say there aren’t other days that feel like it but its the idea of the weekend and freedom that really sets it all apart. I’ve always wondered about the work week and idea of two days off so I took to Google to find out more. The work week wasn’t established right away. In face it was a large controversy and took a slow turn for those who fought for it. According to Business Insider the work week fight itself started in August of 1866 and for the next few decades was a topic of hot debate. Government workers had been the first to have it established followed slowly by the private sector. Before the work week was establish, or 40 hours, it was being tracked that workers had been at work for over 100 hours at a time during the week. Their wages were also not established. After reading this I realize this labor day there is a lot to be thankful for those who fought for this. In the past I have understood what Labor Day is but it really does help to find out how some society norms were established. Now its making more sense why Maggie Smith’s character in Downton Abbey asked whats a weekend? To think that wasn’t that long ago it was actually established yet we are so used to the work week its a normal for society. While my research isn’t conducted on a full scale besides a basic Google search I welcome any other knowledge I may have missed about the work week from others who know more.
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Hi I'm Kate and I'm currently working in sales. I am new to the writing and blogging world so any advice is welcomed. I love to spend time outdoors with my Husky, bake cupcakes, have a love for holidays and food. View more posts