Furloughed federal employees lash out--and find solidarity--online - Yahoo! News I'm sorry, but if I had Fridays off for the Summer, I would be out having fun and getting stuff done around the house. I would actually be less burnt out and feel better about the whole work-life balance thing too. I wonder how busy the golf courses, water parks, and lakes were today, compared to the people who are complaining on-line. Here is a guy who gets it. So, would you take a 5% pay cut in order to have three/four day weekends all Summer long? Or are you going to bank up those days and retire a little bit earlier when you are in your 60s?