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    Why is it

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    by eileenjb ·

    That all my users moan more on Mondays than any other day? Has anyone else noticed this?

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    • #3073389

      Reply To: Why is it

      by tonythetiger ·

      In reply to Why is it

      Because they have to strain to remember their passwords.

    • #3073337

      Nothing unique about IT

      by dc guy ·

      In reply to Why is it

      All workers in all trades moan more on Mondays. After spending the weekend in “real life,” at home with our families, doing the things we enjoy and/or find fulfilling, here we are back on our heads for another week.

      Living in a country whose government is beholden to the oil industry doesn’t help. Most of us could do our jobs at home since most of us happen to have a computer and a telephone there. But making everyone spend two hours a day fighting gridlock means more profits for the people who pull the puppet strings.

      Even if it means everybody shows up especially cranky on Monday.

      • #3073285

        NAW…

        by surflover ·

        In reply to Nothing unique about IT

        you don’t think oil has anything to do with it???… our govt. could never think of deplenishing a non renewable resource, and pollute our planet, just to make someone rich…

    • #3073278

      It’s simple math

      by m_a_r_k ·

      In reply to Why is it

      We all moan. Mondays get 3/7 of all the moaning we do about work cuz there ain’t anybody around to moan to on Saturday or Sunday. The other four (4) days of the week each 1/7 of all the moans. 3/7 + 4 * 1/7 = 7/7 = one week’s worth of moaning. If you worked for a company that had a work week of, say Thur through Monday, then your Thursday would be your moan day.

      • #3073274

        And another thing….

        by m_a_r_k ·

        In reply to It’s simple math

        Monday was originally pronounced Moanday back in days when the day-naming people were naming days. It was called Moanday precisely for the reason you stated…b/c people moan more on that day. It was pronounced Moanday because the Old English language had a horrible accent. Even worse than the Boston accent. As time went on and people learnt how to speak English, it was eventually changed to the current spelling of “Monday”.

        • #3072855

          That is the most inspired piece

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to And another thing….

          Of bu!!$hit I’ve encountered in a while.

        • #3072840

          I beg your pardon!

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to That is the most inspired piece

          Inspired? Yes. Bullshit? Would I bullshit anyone? Never! haha

        • #3072836

          Mark

          by neil higgins ·

          In reply to And another thing….

          I like a lot of your posts,but old English,Boston accent? As a brit,you should live here.Our regional accents change every twenty odd miles,so noone has a clue what most people are saying,bless their cotton socks.However,as a “brummie”,educated in Sheffield,with Welsh grandparents,and aussie relatives,how the hell do you think we all get on,especially on Monday.I dont moan on Monday.Okey!!!

        • #3072819

          Modern English accents

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Mark

          You’re right about the Brit accents. I was in England a while back. Couldn’t understand a word that was spoken. I may as well have been in Bulgaria. You guys took a great language and totally fouled it up.

        • #3072789

          wait a minute

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Modern English accents

          I thought we were the ones that totally foul’d up the language?… at least that’s what my brit friends tell me… and BTW, what does “limey” refer to?

        • #3072609

          Reply To: Why is it

          by jimmyrutter ·

          In reply to wait a minute

          British Sailors used lime to stop scurvy … therefore we are called limeys.

        • #3073221

          yep

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to Reply To: Why is it

          They would put lime juice in their rum. Lime juice and fish scales. Still pretty tasty, burns the whole way down.

        • #3073071

          and Krauts

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Reply To: Why is it

          I once heard the reason Germans are called Krauts. I don’t remember the full story. My memory fades in and out as I get on in years. The story has something do with the fact that German soldiers ate tons of sauerkraut during World War I. Anybody else know of a better answer?

        • #3071328

          Reply To: Why is it

          by bizzo ·

          In reply to Reply To: Why is it

          You’re right about the limeys and krauts explanations, found this by the way http://www.rsdb.org/ the Racial Slur Database.

          There are a LOT of offensive terms in this list, if you’re offended by things like that then don’t read it.
          If you do happen to read it and get offended, then please do not blame me.

          That was my disclaimer, as I don’t want to upset anyone or get banned.

        • #3072823

          that was classic…

          by surflover ·

          In reply to And another thing….

          I’m copying that down for posterity… I’m gonna have to go back to some of the older threads just to look this stuff of yours up… there might be something usefull in there… naw… :^O

        • #3072816

          Useful crap that I’ve posted

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to that was classic…

          Not likely.

        • #3072788

          is that all????

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Useful crap that I’ve posted

          you could come up with? …like I was really gonna look back through old threads to find some gems… although I’m sure there are some… like the 4-3000lb steers :^O…

        • #3073220

          read his blog

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to is that all????

          It’s full of good ones

        • #3073073

          Thanks, girli!

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to read his blog

          🙂

    • #3073262

      because…

      by itgirli ·

      In reply to Why is it

      they don’t want to be here as much as we do. I have users come in and say such and such broke, does this mean we can go home. It’s not the users, it’s the day.

    • #3072714

      yes

      by lsmith1989 ·

      In reply to Why is it

      yes

    • #3072692

      They figure you’ll say

      by tony hopkinson ·

      In reply to Why is it

      you’ll get something sorted by the end of the week and they wanted to give you as much time as possible.
      Course you never said the end of which week did you.

      They aren’t moaning more, you just notice it more on monday’s because they are horrible.

    • #3073182

      Resubjugated Freedom

      by ojeda ·

      In reply to Why is it

      All weekend, they’re free to do what they want – then they come back on monday and have to follow a bunch of lame rules and negotiate a labyrinth of restrictions that they were free of for the two prior days. How would you feel?

      Want to assuage their anxieties? Try bringing small bakery treats on Monday, and keep a full candy jar (small hersheys or mars work great, also jolly ranchers) somewhere they can get to it. Helps out immensely. As for self-control, work out a little extra on Monday and Tuesday.

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