Before I finally reached retirement age, I spent many years working for the weekend. I was mostly a glorified paper pusher at a large accounting firm, and by Friday I was ready to get my paycheck and run out of the office. Saturday was my day to play. Sunday was my day to rest. Extended holiday weekends were my times to get out of town.
The problem I had with a "working for the weekend" mentality, though, was I would sometimes forget to budget my money for the month. I'd get my paycheck and then do something fun and expensive with the money that weekend. By the end of the month, I wouldn't have enough money to make a car payment or buy groceries. All I could think about was getting away from my boring week-to-week life and doing something exciting. I finally decided I needed to do a better job balancing work and play.