'Moanday' Is The Worst Day Of The Week For Workers
Every so often a bit of news surfaces that makes the mind wobble -- such as this one: A new survey from the U.K. finds that Monday is the most miserable day of the week for workers. Well, duh.
As anyone who works a typical workweek can tell you, it can be a bit tough to get up and get going on any Monday. More than half of us will spend "Moanday" complaining, particularly in the morning, notes London's Daily Mail newspaper.
The average respondent to the survey spent 34 minutes (less than we'd expect) moaning on Monday morning. That compares with 22 minutes on other days of the week.
Further, a third of the 2,000 adults polled said they hated Mondays more than any other day of the week.
The survey was sponsored by Flomax Relief, a prescription drug that helps men with enlarged prostate glands to urinate. The medication is marketed as Flomax in the U.S.
Among the reasons that Brits had for hating Mondays were heavy workloads, traffic, inefficiency and ill health. Other nitpicks included being on hold on the phone for more than a minute, poor customer service and weather forecasters' inability to get predictions straight.
Add to those a few personal worries, such as gaining weight, aches and pains, and bad hair days, and you have a pretty good picture of why so many workers show up on Mondays ready to complain and moan.
"While there appears to be a range of reasons that can affect our mood, especially on a Monday, it would seem that health-related problems are one of the biggest triggers," a Flomax Relief spokesman told the Mail.
"This suggests that, as a nation, taking better care of our health may help improve our general well-being and happiness."
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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.
Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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