(Closed) How dedicated are you to your job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: How much do you end up working?
    I go in 9-5 and forget about work when I get home. : (42 votes)
    37 %
    I go in 9-5 and sometimes work on the weekends when I'm busy : (21 votes)
    18 %
    I have a blackberry and/or laptop and feel like I'm always working : (21 votes)
    18 %
    I work when sick : (19 votes)
    17 %
    I work when on vacation : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Other, I'll explain : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am usually in the office 9-6 M-F. I have a blackberry and I can remote in to my work laptop from home.

    When I’m out sick, I usually just work from home rather than be fully out. I respond to e-mails from home, on weekends, and on vacation (if I get service).

    I just never want to be the bottle neck that would hold something up.

    Also, I will often stay at work late (until 7/7:30) if I have a project to finish.

    Post # 4
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I work from 8 – 4:30 and forget about it when I get home. Sometimes I even forget about it when I’m at work….

    I’m always early for work though!

    Post # 5
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    4161 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Normally I just work my 8 hours and go home.  But I work for the Canadian Red Cross and times of disaster, hours can be long, and we might be asked to work on the weekend.  We are anticipating this for the Japan earthquake.  I also volunteer with our Disaster Management team, so those things can be after hours if called out.

    Post # 6
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    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I actually only work 30 hrs a week technically. But I do monitor my work email on nights, weekends, and rarely ever take time off. I also deal with calls from board members on my off hours quite a bit. I stay late every day and usually come in a bit early.

    Post # 7
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    3012 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am at work from 6:30-3.  I’m only a unit secretary at a psychiatric setting, so I don’t have to be dedicated in the sense that my work comes home to me.  I’m always early.  I would stay longer if it was allowed, but they’re strict about that.  I work every other weekend.  I would prefer to work every weekend though for several reasons.  It’s so much more calm.  Hah.

    Post # 8
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m as dedicated as I need to be, lol. I have a work laptop and I get work email on my iPhone but I rarely do much outside of the normal M-F 8-4:30. On occasion I’ll answer some emails on my phone during the weekend or on vacations but I almost never open my work laptop if I’m not actually working from home (it takes like 20 minutes to get onto the network).

    I definitely could be more dedicated but I do more work than most of the head honchos and I get paid peanuts compared to them. Pay me what I’m worth and I’ll be happy to care more. 

    Post # 9
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @UpstateCait: 

    I definitely could be more dedicated but I do more work than most of the head honchos and I get paid peanuts compared to them. Pay me what I’m worth and I’ll be happy to care more. 

    I could not have said it better. I am in the same situation!  One of the head guys (who is on month – 2 month vacations throughout the year) yea, he got a $50,000.00 dollar BONUS. PFT.

    Post # 10
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i work from home full time so i have to seperate work and home. so i am deciated for 40 hrs a week and it has to be something important for me to work on the weekends….tho i am getting laid off this year (they are laying off our remote employees) i am using up all of my PTO time since we cant cash that out, so i am taking off more than usual.

    Post # 11
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    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I work 8-4 Mon to Thurs and 7-3 Fridays. However my job requires me to be on call over evenings and weekends about every 5-6 weeks so those times I can/sometimes do work all hours of the day. I do sometimes check my email from home by my own choice, and occasionally have to work weekends besides my on call when there are special installations/projects going on.

    I try not to think about it too much at home but sometimes I am known to worry if something big is going on. On a normal day I don’t think about it too much after hours.

    Post # 12
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    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am “on” 24/7 for work.

    I do love it though, on paper it’s 8:30-4:30, but I bring it home with me, and between events, student contact and travel, I am working all the time! I have a blackberry and laptop with me pretty much at all times.

    I am taking a month off this summer, we’ll see how that goes!

    Post # 13
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted for two:  “work when I’m sick” and “have laptop so I’m always working”.

    I work Tuesday-Saturday 11a-8p (sometimes much later if there’s a party).  I operate my own store – I’m the CEO, the secretary, the janitor, the security, the accounting, purchasing, customer service, store operations, IT, marketing departments.  I’ll hire a second person for summer and holiday, but this is usually a one-woman show.  I can tap into other locations’ staff if I’m super sick, but for the most part it’s all me, baby.  And I freaking love it 🙂

    Before this I was a corporate retail rat working 12 hour days and stressing about it for all of my waking hours.  Vacations were spent on laptops, responding to emails and putting out fires.  I had several levels of management breathing down my neck, hours of mind-numbing meetings.  The pay was great but everything else sucked. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @.twist.:  We have about a dozen directors who EACH get a $50,000 bonus every year. Don’t even get me started on the exec’s and their bonuses (um, hello $400,000)! It’s really sad that we had to close almost 100 of our retail stores which in turn cost over 1000 people their jobs yet we’re handing out bonuses like candy. 

    Post # 16
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    ^

    I can relate to the bonuses, ladies.  In my company our CEO made $3million a year and got a bonus of $1.2 million even though our comps were in the toilet, we laid off 20% of the staff, and our product sucked.  It was depressing beyond belief.

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