Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Someone Has a Case of the Mondays

"Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays"

This is a funny line from a movie that often goes through the heads of anyone who works in a traditional or corporate type office.  Sometimes you’re just not looking forward to getting back to the grind.  Other times, you need a vacation from your vacation.  But basically, the premise of waiting 5 more days until the weekend can be a bit daunting.  

I just returned last night from a trip to Mexico City where relaxation was apparently not on the agenda.  Returning to the loads of email, stacks of mail, and a full voicemail, I can say I have a case of the Mondays…on Tuesday.

But I have to wonder, since my fine readers are from all over the world and work in so many different fields, maybe your Mondays signify something different: 

Maybe you’re the fresh new sales guy looking forward to your first sales call.

Maybe you’re in Purchasing and you’ve debated all weekend about implementing a pricing plan and today’s the day you are letting the boss see the margin increase.

Maybe you’re an HVAC distributor and you see all the emergency orders from the weekend as job security.

Maybe you’re in the warehouse and Monday is one of your main delivery days and keeping busy makes Monday seem like the shortest day.

What does a typical Monday look like for you?  Are you planning out your week while responding to messages?  Are you out in the field first thing, so you can catch others in the office while they are doing the catching up?  Or is your world completely different?

Tell us about your Mondays, noting your field and location.  You are welcome to leave your name and/or company anonymous in case your Mondays are filled with social media games.  

We would love to feature some of the comments in a future article, but will not print names.  We value your feedback and your privacy.

Has anyone seen my Swingline stapler?

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