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Workplaces Observing Summer Fridays

Does Your Office Observe Summer Fridays?

Last time I checked, many of you ducked out of the office early on Fridays — one of the reasons it's your favorite workday, perhaps? But the times, they are a-changin'. Some companies have done away with early Fridays or Summer Fridays all together, and others let employees trade in a couple early afternoons for an entire day off here and there. And whether you leave early may also depend on where in the country you work — Summer Fridays are pretty standard in New York, for example, but less common elsewhere.

How's it looking for you this Summer? Are you heading out early on Fridays — or any other day — to take advantage of the sun, or are you working right up until the clock strikes 5?

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smart-blonde smart-blonde 6 years
I get half-days on Fridays but surprise! I work in New York. I also work in an industry that is very serious about its summer Fridays.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
My boyfriend's engineering firm does this, it's nice to have longer weekends with him.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
Not official Summer Fridays but I seem to have things to do on Friday afternoons, so about every 3 weeks I've been leaving early.
amber512 amber512 6 years
We take the summer off at my job, so I'd definitely say that's a big yes!
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
My work closes an hour early on Friday's, but that's year round. We come in an hour earlier to get our full time in.
Glitterbug Glitterbug 6 years
Actually, my company has summer Fridays year-round. It is an AMAZING perk, one that has kept me there longer than I ever thought! :)
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Nope. The hospital needs us there 6am-10:30pm every single day; we don't get to skip out early on Fridays.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
I haven't taken a day off all summer! ACK! However, I've been able to take a few 1/2 days off and my boss doesn't even count them as vacation days. That's nice.
chequettex chequettex 6 years
I work a front desk so my hours are very set - no leaving early except for the friday before a holiday weekend, and then only one of the two of us gets to leave early at 3pm, so we switch off who gets the early leave. I got the early leave before 4th of July, my co-worker will get to leave early for Labor Day weekend.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
We get summer flex hours which lets you take 3 full days or 6 half days from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and it doesn't have to be a Friday. I definitely take advantage of them!!
Liss1 Liss1 6 years
Liss1 Liss1 6 years
unfortunately no we don't do this, but it would be great if we did. Every once in while on long weekends they let us go home a little early on frida.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
At my old office, there were summer hours from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving, and you were allowed to leave at 3:00 (instead of 5:00) and 1:00 on the Friday before a long weekend. But at this office, there's nothing set in stone like that, but then again no one works standard hours either. I just tend to come in earlier so I can leave earlier - so I'm usually gone by 4:00 or 4:15. A couple of times I've left at around 3:30 and jsut said I'm sneaking out early, because I put in overtime earlier in the week, but that's rare - not that anyone would probably care but I'd feel like a slacker. That said, I take off a lot of Fridays in the summer anyway - like almost every second one. And if I have somewhere I need to be early, I will take a half day and leave at noon.
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