Weeks come and go; and even though there is some kind of routine that makes every week similar, each week is unique in it’s own way!
Sunday: this is the very first day of the week but it feels a lot to me, and to many, like the
last. Infact, it sums up the weekend for most people, probably because it is not a work day for majority of the people. The few that work on Sundays seem to have a way of making their work lighter by altering the working time or the staff shifts. The only people that seem to have practically taken Sunday as the first day of the week are those who have to travel a distance on Sunday to get close enough to their work base in order to be set for Monday’s work.
Did I forget to add that it’s a worship day for many? A lot of people draw inspiration or get spiritual nourishment and fortification from their various gatherings. Lots of religious and moral insights are also shared on Sundays.
Monday starts the working week. It’s the first working day of the week. The bulk of the people that have to travel a distance but who don’t move on Sundays would make the trips on Monday. The bulk of the people are already on point and start off very early on Mondays to plan the week, evaluate previous weeks and restrategize for more results. For example, facilitating the clearing processes on site B will require a Bulldozer. Arrangement is made; an operator is assigned to a dozer, he mounts the Lowbed with his dozer and the Lowbed driver conveys them to site B. Clearing begins!
Tuesday: work is in progress. Monday’s pace must have given room to estimate how much coverage could be made by weekend. Adjustment into proper work mood is taking place. It’s work work work! For example the bulldozer operator has spent a night on Site B. He now knows where there are Bees that can sting and where there are buried structures to avoid. He has figured out a way to remove the base of dillapidated drains and the best spots to heap the trash for a Payloader to cart away.
Wednesday: business as usual. The week has gone half and everyone is almost certain that they can cope. “It’s not a big deal afterall” echoes in the mind of most smart chaps, “I’ll just put a little here and a little there to get this done” that’s what they’ll always think. At mid-day, the unusual may step in. The unforseen! An unexpected errand comes, a new phase sets in or something just out of the ordinary. It tries to introduce some tension or demand some extra-work. Whatever it is, face it as part of work. Example, the bulldozer developes a leakage in one of the tranmsission hoses. It requires a replacement and that may take the whole of the day! Fine; face it all the same.
Thursday: the end is near. At this point, the end of the tunnel can be seen. For some, it’s time to relax and enjoy the rest of the week. For others it’s time to sit up, be on their toes and fight to meet up with their targets. Workers are either putting effort into recovering lost time from the unforseen challenges or taking pleasure in enjoying the leverage from unforseen privileges or smart work.
Friday: TGIF. So many people will always say “Thank God It’s Friday!”. I may not have figured out why yet but for many, it is the last working day of the week. Those who love to party and drink would not have hangovers interfering with their work. Many people get to travel to meet with their families or to attend ceremonies. Friday officially starts the weekend. With work? It’s like “let’s get done with this”. A few chaps still have to push on till Saturday!
Saturday; let’s go there! Overhaul the house, wash all the dirty cloths, dress for the wedding, sleep sleep sleep… It’s really unpredictable. But for the few who have to get to work, they’ll just say “afterall it’s a half day, let’s get it over with” but many times, work lingers till the usual close time. Nobody ever wants to be tied down on a Saturday. We all want to do what we want and at our own timing.
For a very few; every day is the same.
For another very few; there are free days, half days, morning shifts, night shifts and the likes.
And for the most few; the people set the pace and the task for each day. Whether or not they choose to work, what they want is what they get.
Yet to which ever category a person belongs; there is no good day for an accident.
Always check your guage, lest you run out of gas.
Be careful and take the necessary precautions for whatever it is you are doing and on whatever day it is.
Make the most of the time as you run through the days of the week!
Authour: Nnamonu Tochukwu.