What would you do with an extra day a week?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by namesweb, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. namesweb

    namesweb UKBF Regular Full Member

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    So imagine you've gained 1 day a week outside of running your business as usual, what strategies would you pursue to further yourself or your business?

    The more detail the better - really interested to see what people would do with extra time. Whilst it can be "spend more time at home with the family" I'm sure everyone would prefer more pure down time, so this is more focused on what productive things you would do with an extra free day a week.

    Also whilst "take a course" is useful, it'd be interesting to understand what type of course you'd take, what benefit you would derive from it... It could be something you're already doing!

    Just wondering what an extra day a week would do for you or your business!
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: namesweb Member since: Jan 27, 2015
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    An 8 day week?

    I'd spend the extra day running my business. Like the other 7 days.

    No extra time allotted so no need to change anything.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    I would sit in a deck chair eating pastys and drinking cider
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  4. 14Steve14

    14Steve14 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    The Government have already created an extra month because everything is based on 28 day months, so an extra day would really confuse. I would spend my time trying to think of something to call this new extra day.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: 14Steve14 Member since: May 18, 2010
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  5. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Eh?
    Must tell my missus that she's not going to get as much pay this month as she thought, what with this month being a 28 day month.

    Does this mean the new diary that I've ordered with the change of bank holiday needs to be sent back once it arrives and the 28 day month one ordered from HM stationery office?
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  6. JEREMY HAWKE

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    No your confused This is the new 28 day month in the new calendar after or if we leave the EU
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  7. 14Steve14

    14Steve14 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Lots of government services base things on 28 days. Prescriptions are one example. Tablets are supplied in enough quantities to last 28 days. That creates 13 months, or 13 prescription charges for those that pay. Benefits are usually paid every 28 days.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: 14Steve14 Member since: May 18, 2010
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  8. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    A week is a human construct. Whether a week has 8 days or 6 days is completely irrelevant. One does whatever is needed to be done on a day to day basis.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  9. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Prescriptions are given like that so they don't give out boxes of 28/30/31s - keeps it simpler.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  10. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I have 2 prescription medicines. 1 is taken daily and comes in a 28 tablet pack. The other is taken twice daily and comes in a 60 tablet pack!

    State benefits used to be paid weekly. That got moved to fortnightly, then 4-weekly. avoids having to calulcate the monthly amount of a weekly benefit.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  11. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Prescription, quarterly payment or annual payment.
    Those paying for 13 prescriptions probably worth looking into pre paid certificate.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  12. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    All time is a construct.
    Prior to the railways there wasn't even a standard time we all followed. Noon in Margate wasn't the same time as noon in Cardiff.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  13. namesweb

    namesweb UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys - some interesting responses there!

    The purpose for my question was not about the philosophical nature of how there are 7 days in a week. It was more about asking what you would do with a regular lump of time that wasn't currently accounted for in order to progress you or your business further.

    Would you spend it on sales calls? Would you research a market you don't currently operate in? Would you research a completely different business? Would you take a course? Would you look at investments? Would you spend it networking?

    This is free spare time that you can do with whatever you like - what will you do with it? I'm interested in answers that are based around moving your business forward or progressing yourself (i.e. self development).
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: namesweb Member since: Jan 27, 2015
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  14. bodgitt&scarperLTD

    bodgitt&scarperLTD UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You know the saying, ‘if you can’t make enough money in five days then you won’t in seven’?
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2019 By: bodgitt&scarperLTD Member since: Nov 26, 2018
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  15. atmosbob

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    Posted: Jun 27, 2019 By: atmosbob Member since: Oct 26, 2009
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  16. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Apart from enjoying life in other ways (as this has been ruled out), then I would continue what I'm doing already during working hours ‒ running my micro business, freelancing and occasionally thinking about starting another micro business. If someone would do something different with an extra day per week, then presumably they're doing something "wrong" with their existing time to be unhappy or unproductive on those days?

    I think the philosophical answer is a good one because essentially, if I needed to take some course or learn something new, I'd be doing that already as part of my existing day to day work life. The extra day doesn't change anything; if Friday didn't exist I'd be doing Friday's work on Monday!
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2019 By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  17. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    In my shopfitting days I could double my wage by working weekends, so there ;)
     
    Posted: Jun 27, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  18. Financial-Modeller

    Financial-Modeller UKBF Regular Full Member

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    What would you do with an extra day a week?

    Think of questions to ask on here!

    :)
     
    Posted: Jun 28, 2019 By: Financial-Modeller Member since: Jul 3, 2012
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  19. atmosbob

    atmosbob UKBF Ace Free Member

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    When I gave my staff one day off a week they spent it doing the laundry, visiting the dentist, waiting in for deliveries and repairmen and other stuff to free up their weekends.
     
    Posted: Jun 28, 2019 By: atmosbob Member since: Oct 26, 2009
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  20. MY OFFICE IN CHINA

    MY OFFICE IN CHINA UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Call it Funday.

    No work, lots of fun!
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2019 By: MY OFFICE IN CHINA Member since: Nov 16, 2011
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