Monday, June 30, 2014

Productivity Vacuum

The only evidence I have is anecdotal, but I do have a lot of experience.

The way I see it, there are two weeks out of the year where American productivity disappears.  One is the week between Christmas and New Year's.

The other is the week where Independence Day falls.  If I have to guess, it's the peak summer vacation week.  Call someone's office this week.  There's a good chance he or she isn't there.

It makes sense.  It's a holiday week.  The weather is usually nice.  Kids are out of school, even the ones who had to endure teacher strikes.  There's plenty to do, and if you schedule things right, you can see fireworks several nights in a row.

Relax and enjoy.

Me?  I'm working.  My next vacation week is at the end of the month.