The Five Day Work Week

5 Day Work Week

When you sit down at the computer to write a blog post and you are not sure what you are going to write about a thought just pops into your head. Today mine was how did the 5 days work week start?

It turns out the Henry Ford started this in observanceĀ to the Jewish Sabbath with begins on sundown Friday evening and lasts until sundown Saturday. Henry Ford felt it was the right thing to do was to close his plants until Monday morning allowing Christians to attend church on Sunday’s.

In 1978 this all changed when Spoa’sĀ on Spring Avenue stayed open on Sunday’s and nothing happened to them. Even earlier in 1970 stores started keeping their doors open on Saturday’s.

I can still remember when I was young you could not buy anything on Saturday or Sunday’s until the malls starting opening in our town. This changing the normal 5 day work week to more of a 7 day work week. Still, most people work 5 days a week it is just now that 5 days can be broke up anyway.

My final thought is that medical personnel have always worked any day of a 7 day week. Which makes sense because there are always people needing their care.