It's no longer necessary to twiddle your thumbs while you wait around for your paycheck to hit your desk. Instead, arrange to directly deposit your payments online so you have immediate access to your funds. It may not be as exciting as seeing all of those numbers on a paper check, but the time you save waiting in line at the bank to deposit the money is enough to make up for it!
Of course, as with any other transaction, you should always make sure your paycheck has been successfully deposited each payday. Sometimes payroll is delayed or something affects the timeliness of your regularly scheduled windfall, so make sure you have all the money you think you do before offering to take everyone out for a night on the town.