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What does working day mean?
The standard workweek is from Monday through Friday, with Saturday and Sunday being considered the weekend, though working schedules vary widely. Many full-time jobs involve a 40-hour workweek consisting of five eight-hour working days. In this sense, workweek refers to all the time spent working in a week, and a working day refers to the hours spent working in a day.
Working day sometimes refers just to the part of the day that you work, as in After the working day, I like to unwind by taking a walk around the lake before I go home for the night.
The word working day is sometimes used to distinguish it from other nonwork days during a certain period, as in My trip is 11 days away—and only eight working days!
Example: My working day consists of catching up on emails for the first hour or so, and then I’m in meetings for several hours, leaving me an hour or two to get some actual work done.
Where does working day come from?
The term working day has been used since at least the 1500s.
Many workers associate the working day with the eight or so hours they have to work five days a week, but the eight-hour working day and the 40-hour workweek are relatively new concepts. In earlier times, it was common for standard working days to be 12 hours more.
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How is working day used in real life?
A full-time working week commonly consists of five eight-hour working days, but a working day can refer to any day—or part of a day—during which a person works. The word workday means the same thing and is much more commonly used in the U.S. and Canada.
Last working day of the year for me. 🎈
— Paul Kidd (@paulkidd) December 3, 2020
Happy Labour Day! Today we celebrate the eight-hour working day. Put your feet up, play with your kids or do whatever it takes for you to unwind and reset for the short week ahead. #worklifebalance #restup #whs #CentreforWHS pic.twitter.com/qhOXnqSyKG
— Centre for WHS (@CentreforWHS) September 30, 2018
The history of the eight-hour working day https://t.co/klL2MHBVTO
— The Independent (@Independent) November 3, 2015
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Is working day used correctly in the following sentence?
Sometimes my working day extends into the night—I need to remind myself to take a break.
Example sentences from the Web for working day
That leaves between eight and 15 working days to sort out one of the most massive and divisive legislative undertakings in years.U.S. speeding toward COVID-19 stimulus cliff as relief programs approach Dec. 31 expiration|Nicole Goodkind|November 25, 2020|Fortune
You hit the snooze button, and eventually crawl out of bed to the start of yet another working day.The Global Work Crisis: Automation, the Case Against Jobs, and What to Do About It|Peter Xing|August 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
He added: “People say he deserves his day in court… Do we have enough time?”Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For many years afterward it was a never-ending topic of conversation, and is more or less talked of even to this day.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.
In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.
The afternoon was a lovely one—the day was a perfect example of the mellowest mood of autumn.Confidence|Henry James
Edna did not reveal so much as all this to Madame Ratignolle that summer day when they sat with faces turned to the sea.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.