Where do you draw the line with boundaries at work?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I had a job like that. I worked 12+ hours per day, my blackberry was always on and yet it was never enough. I ended up finding a new job (I was headhunted) and after I left that job I swore to myself that I would never, ever work for a company like that again. It’s just not worth it!

I’m sorry that your husband is experiencing this. It sounds like his boss is an ass! I hope he finds something better (and closer to home!), soon!

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Not really. I think of most corporate jobs as salaried, where overtime doesn’t exist, you just have to work as long as it takes to get it done. It’s the drawback of being a salaried employee, but I think the overall security and higher pay generally outweigh it. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I gave up my 24/7 support job last January and have not looked back.  Not having a blackberry tied to my hand is the best feeling ever.  I now have a job where I work no more than 40 hrs a week and where my lead will get mad if I stay late; it is perfect.  Its all about priorites…some people make work/pay/experience a priority, while others, like me, make life/sleep a priority.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@tmsing:  If you aren’t getting compensated with overtime or a bonus, no job is worth giving up your life for. When you factor in all the hours you’re actually working and it ends up that you’re taking home minimum wage anyway, it’s not worth it. I wouldn’t give up my work-life balance or family time for a job. The odd time is fine, but I expect to be compensated for my time.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@tmsing: The job market is tough right now so while it may be tempting to just say fuck it and quit, I always advise securing something else first (like signing the actual offer letter, not just having something in the works). A lot of people are trapped in jobs they don’t like because the economy is so bad they just need something.

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