“Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living.
Barely getting by, it’s all taking and no giving.”
Ah, Dolly Parton! She hit the nail on the head with this classic hit. The traditional work schedule of going to an office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm has been plaguing the workforce since the early part of the 19th century. Originating from an agreement between factory owners and workers in northern Britain, the weekend was set aside as a time of leisure and it was mutually agreed that workers would return on Monday rested and sober, ready to work.