Making Summer Hours Work Give staff a slightly reduced work week when warm weather (finally) appears. “Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne.” Bryan Procter, English poet, 1787Sapphire throne my tush, Bryan. Summer nights are so 18th century. Workers crave daytimes. Fleeing the office early, to frolic in climate Canadians would sell a (frostbitten) limb for by mid-February.