Fridays, while they have their benefits...end of the working week, date night, etc, are about as bad a day as I know. It starts out with me coming in to work, same as usual, and then continues on as great as can be until 10. At 10 we begin the weekly ritual of "I'm going to be on time, screw everyone else." I come in to our management meeting, knowing full well that it won't start at 10 and that it may indeed never start. Today, for example. Right now it's 10:30, so I've been here for a half an hour waiting for the rest of the group to show up. I would do work, but if I get in to anything, I know that I'll end up having to drop it right in the middle as suddenly it's imperative that I get to the meeting ASAP because their time is far more important than mine. From an hourly billing perspective, they are right because they make a lot more than I do on an hourly basis. Nevertheless, you'd think that they'd respect my time somewhat. I think that what Forro and I are going to start doing is the walkout. We meet late and then run through any semblance of a normal lunch hour, sometimes getting out at 2 or at 3. We've started it already, and I think we may take it up a notch here. So then we have this meeting that one of the managers insists on just restating everything and going on and on and blathering about all kinds of nonsense, mainly because he doesn't have a clue what's happening (this isn't just an issue with our management meetings, this is with everything that he does).
Then, after they waste most of my day, I get to cram 8 hours of work into 3 hours, getting done somewhere between 6-7 pm just in time to head out and try to do something with my wife.
Saturdays are great, and even Friday nights. I'm just sick of the interminable waste of time that this meeting tends to be. Really, I think most of it can be targeted at this guy, because when he's not in these meetings, we actually get it done quickly and effectively.