I think it depends on the person. I think it's not a good idea to go short of sleep during the week. Some people might prefer to spread their work over 6 or 7 days per week in order to be able to get a good amount of rest, sleep, exercise, conversation with family, "winding down" time etc. each workday. Others might not need that much time each day for sleeping, resting etc. and might prefer to have 2 or 3 consecutive days on the weekend to get their mind off work, do home projects that require lots of energy, travel, do fun things that take lots of time etc. It's fine either way; it's what works best for each person.
Originally Posted by Suelin23
When my daughter was about 14 months old I returned to work and worked 80% of full-time for a year before returning to 100% full-time. Doing 80% rather than 100% that year was a great decision.