The Sunday Situation

Bob Goldman on

You won't believe it, but there are people who actually can't wait until the workweek ends.

"Thank God It's Friday" -- "TGIF" to its friends -- is the battle cry of these misguided miscreants who count the minutes until the 5 p.m. whistle blows and the weekend begins.

Crazy, right?

How could anyone prefer two days of freedom to the pure joy of five grueling days shackled to your desk, wrestling with impossible deadlines, unreasonable bosses and unappetizing co-workers?

Yes, these deluded denizens of the workforce love themselves some Fridays. They also hate themselves some Sundays. While normal people spend Sunday happily ticking off the hours until they can stop binge-watching trifle challenges on "The Great British Baking Show" and go back to work, the haters spend Sundays counting -- and dreading -- the very same hours.

"76 Percent of American Workers Say They Get the 'Sunday Night Blues,'" is the title of a recent tidbit of career advice from Vicki Salemi on

As Salemi explains, "in theory the whole weekend should be your time, but most Americans spend their final 24 hours fretting about their jobs."

According to Monster, the 76 percent define the Sunday blues as "depression over the fact that one night's sleep stands between you and a new workweek."

Fortunately for the Sunday sufferers, Salemi offers five suggestions for how to turn that Sunday-night frown upside-down. If you're one of the weirdoes who gets the Sunday blues, here's the cure:

1. Don't check work email.


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