Upon chatting with a few friends, it turned out that some had tomorrow off for an extended, four-day July 4th weekend while some will be going to work. Since the ones who were going to work had a decidedly sour expression on their faces, we tried to point out that it might be a slower day than usual and they might get out early. The AP spoke to some labor experts about the so-called "orphan workday". And it turns out that many experts consider next week a half week, especially since some co-workers may be taking off, so the ones who remain may not be able to do some tasks. Also:
A smart boss probably would've planned in advance and given as many workers as possible a day at the beach, according to Brendan Bannister, a business professor at Northeastern University. He said days like Monday are a chance for supervisors to give up a little productivity in return for a little goodwill. The day off means less burnout and can "engender feelings of loyalty and commitment," he said.
Some employees who are required to work could feel "that you're not doing anything for them, then I think that breeds resentment," Bannister said.
So, are you resentful about going into work tomorrow? Or will you relish a day being able to finish up some loose ends at work during what'll probably be a slow day?