I don’t know the term in English. But in Indonesia, we call it ‘hari kecepit’. It’s a work day between two or more public holidays. So, people in working class seem like loosing their enthusiasm during that particular day. But, that’s for employees. Or at least, for mediocre employees (shit, I get cocky).
However, hari kecepit is for those who work based on time and days. For me, I work to achieve, to reach, to improve. So in most hari kecepit during the decades, I work as excitedly as usual. My boss paid me to get the job done, and not to get the card filled everyday.
I now understand very well the differences between decision makers in a company and those who are the decision runners. The decision runner can see the day starts and try their best to logically endure and achieve the quota or appointed target in lesser time and lesser efforts.
Those who make decisions see the day starts and figure on how to achieve more within the same time-frame. Decision makers don’t cheat with time, they work with it.
The decision runners see the day is ending an hid a joyful smile on getting close to the point to jump off the table and just walk away for whatever is lying on the table and whoever is crying for the service.
Decision makers see the end of day is coming and still try to see on how much this day and the next are going to make. they know that achievement is parallel with remuneration. They care.