Being restricted to working from home has really changed the timing of things for many people. Without the change of scenery between home and office that creates a definitive line between work and personal life, things can get a bit blurred.
As former Regina and Prince Albert City Manager Bob Linner put it when he retired a few years ago: every day is Saturday, it turns out when operating from a home base every day is a work day.
But that can be stretched a bit further to …every day is TGIF.
One study determined white collar workers who had now shifted to a home office were consuming, on average, two more beers a day. Having a post-work beverage is more practical when you don’t have to worry about driving home. And the Opimian Society, Canada’s wine lovers buying group, reports they had their best sales day of the year on Monday.
While studies show more of us adding a cocktail hour at the end of the day or, as it has come to be known, Locktail Hour, they also show we’re also averaging more time on the job….a little more than a day a month.