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Old 04-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #41
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As I sit here and type this, tonight is my last Sunday evening before a Monday workday. And although I do have to go into work tomorrow, it will be a short week for me. My last day is Thursday. I am so looking forward to next Sunday when the euphoria of a Sunday afternoon/evening is no longer dreaded.

Sleeping in, or more accurately not having to get up, and no longer experiencing the Sunday-evening dread will be, I suspect, among the best parts of ER for me.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #42
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My Sunday blues hit right around 3 pm. I can't remember a time when I didn't have the Sunday blues.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #43
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My Sunday blues hit right around 3 pm. I can't remember a time when I didn't have the Sunday blues.
I just finished my third Sunday night as a slacking unemployed bum "accidental retiree". It still has a different feeling to it than other nights. I'm sure that will eventually change, but old habits die hard!
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #44
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The phenomenon is a real one -- 78 percent of respondents in a recent international Monster.com poll reported experiencing the so-called "Sunday Night Blues." And a whopping 47 percent said they get it "really bad." In the U.S., that number jumps to 59 percent.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #45
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Not me. I love the Sunday night feeling, knowing that tomorrow morning once again I can go out and run errands without dealing with all the crowds. I just try to stay out of the rush hour madness.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #46
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Not me. I love the Sunday night feeling, knowing that tomorrow morning once again I can go out and run errands without dealing with all the crowds. I just try to stay out of the rush hour madness.
+1 I love having the option to run errands and avoid rush hour insanity.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #47
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Last night was my final (I hope, anyway!) session of Sunday Night Blues. It's been a strange feeling today to clear things out of my inbox, refuse new projects, and joke around about tomorrow being my last day at work.

I can't wait to see how Sunday feels now! :P
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:47 AM   #48
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DH retired in July 2008. He dreaded Sundays. Ever since retirement, he looks up at some point on Sunday and says (with a big grin), "I don't think I'll go to work tomorrow.". It never gets old.
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I had problems with Sundays as well, especially if knew there was a pile of work i should have worked the weekend on. Not now! One of the best feelings about ER so far!
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I had problems with Sundays as well, especially if knew there was a pile of work i should have worked the weekend on. Not now! One of the best feelings about ER so far!
W*rked the weekend on? That's crazy talk to ER types!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:37 PM   #51
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I had problems with Sundays as well, especially if knew there was a pile of work i should have worked the weekend on. Not now! One of the best feelings about ER so far!
Aaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhh! Please don't bring up bad memories!
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Not me. I love the Sunday night feeling, knowing that tomorrow morning once again I can go out and run errands without dealing with all the crowds. I just try to stay out of the rush hour madness.
+1 Now we dread Friday nights, knowing that if we have errands to run on the weekend we'll have to deal with traffic and crowds.
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+1 Now we dread Friday nights, knowing that if we have errands to run on the weekend we'll have to deal with traffic and crowds.
I agree.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:07 AM   #54
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9 more weeks for me before I can sing the Sunday Night Hallelujah!
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #55
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Best part is now I can take long "weekends" Monday through Friday.
Do not miss the crowds and traffic; campgrounds and resturants are less crowded; same with national parks. Our senior golf group always travels on Monday, golfs three days and travels back on Friday.
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Cool! New Years Eve is my last day........can't wait!
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This coming Sunday will be my last one before a Monday workday. Can't wait!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #58
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This coming Sunday will be my last one before a Monday workday. Can't wait!!
I've noticed since getting laid off that Sunday nights are a lot more pleasant! In reality, since I'm working one day a week now (Saturday mornings, just for something to do), it's Friday night when I feel the "crap, I have to work tomorrow" sensation....
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #59
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I've noticed since getting laid off that Sunday nights are a lot more pleasant! In reality, since I'm working one day a week now (Saturday mornings, just for something to do), it's Friday night when I feel the "crap, I have to work tomorrow" sensation....
Yep, those half day work weeks can be a bear
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Yep, those half day work weeks can be a bear
The waking up at 6:30 and driving the 25 miles to work are more of a drag than the work itself...
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