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    I'm the beneficiary of a new partner and I can have one day off per week starting in July...my busiest easiest day is Friday so I don't think I should pick Friday, I'm thinking Monday but that's my second busiest day...but a 3 day weekend every week sounds good....what would you pick, why?

  • #2
    I vote 3 day weekend, I like Mondays off personally ( have every other Monday off now) and end early on Fridays.

     

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    • #3
      I had Thursday for about ten years, and it worked well for me (personally) and my practice. Now, my day off floats, when I even get one. This fall, I will be working every other week (5 on, 5 off) and one in 16 weekends.

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      • #4
        I have 3/4 mondays off, it used to be tuesday. I like the mondays but its strangely harder than i thought (sorry to offend you super docs out there) working four days in a row, but will likely be used to it in a week or two. Weekends are very long, which is nice, but week is also longer which is different. Used to be work mon, off w-f, off 2 days. I prefer the current but odd how you are in a total routine and changing is hard, I couldnt tell what day was what the first 2 weeks.

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        • #5
          Depends on what you do.   Primary care the best days and most common are Wed/Thursday.   We schedule our meetings on those days because of this too.

           

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          • #6
            It's a tough decision. I feel bad for you!

            Personally I like my Wednesday post call days off to split up the week. But my post call day off varies from week to week. Oh well.

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            • #7
              You count meetings and post call days as off? That isnt right at all.

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              • #8
                I'd pick Friday's if you are a PCP. If it's mid-week then you have more stuff to catch up on when you come back. Not to mention it's harder to plan short get aways and relax with a mid week day off.

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                • #9
                  No debate here. FRIDAY!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    I've had Wednesday's off for over 15 years and I love the fact that I never work more then two days in a row.

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                    • #11
                      I have Wednesday's off (and half day Friday). I love having a day off I the middle of the week. I get nothing done because of three little kids, but it breaks up the work week. It's great never working more than two days in a row.

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                      • #12
                        I like the idea of Monday or Friday to get that 3 day weekend.

                        My neighbor is a dentist who takes off Wednesdays so that he never works more than 2 days in a row.

                        I myself have Thursday afternoons and Friday afternoons off so that I get an additional "day off" per week. Of course, I ended up working a full day today anyway when garbage from the morning poured into my afternoon. Don't be like me

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                        • #13
                          MONDAY!

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                          • #14
                            The other thing I like about monday is that flights seem to be easier/cheaper. Depending on your office you might also have a lot of the weekend layover of pts wanting to see a doc, and you happen to be around, dont miss that at all.

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                            • #15
                              Keep your Tuesdays and Thursdays. If Friday then Monday are your biggest money makers, I would vote for Wednesdays off to break up the week and never work more than 2 days consecutively, like @RDB.

                               

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