- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Am I the only one who is blown away by how much so many people work overtime and/or from home???
I’m the kind of person who keeps work life and personal life very seperate. When I am at work, I bust my ass to get things done efficiently and correctly. And every once in awhile, working through lunch or coming in early/staying late are understandable and fine.
But I feel as though the last few jobs I’ve had just … never …. ever …. stop.
Right now, the place I’m at is open 8am-8pm because we are on the East coast and have customers all over the country. So we have 3 different shifts to cover those 12 hours, which is fine. But I NEVER leave when I’m supposed to! I’m always getting stuck on a phone call or stuck on a project that takes forever to wrap up. It’s almost everyday! And I’m on a temp-to-hire basis so I can’t even make overtime!
I don’t complain about it at work because I do like the job and the people there and I want to stay but I just don’t understand this and it’s REALLY annoying to me.
Maybe it’s because I have so much going on outside of work. I mean, I’m there for 9 hours a day PLUS an hour drive IN and an hour drive home. I take yoga on Mondays. I go to the chiropractor every other Wednesday. I help my mom, who has health problems. I’m planning a wedding. I’m house hunting. I’m trying to work out as much as humanly possible. I don’t have TIME to work over time! I barely have time to eat and clean my place!
Yet it seems like every single week, the email for optional overtime goes out. Luckily I can’t do overtime yet because of the temp thing. But there are people there who work overtime EVERY day or EVERY weekend and it blows my mind! Don’t you have a life?!?!? Don’t you have things to do?!?!?
I’ve only been at this place for 5 weeks and the overtime opportunities come out nearly every single week. And like I said, every once in awhile, OT is fine. But I’m talking, like, once a month. Or even a few times a month. But every day of every week? And every weekend? Don’t you people have doctors appointments, family gatherings???
I’ve already been late to yoga class several times and late to dinner with my parents/friends/fiance.
Pretty much none of my family/friends work overtime. There just isn’t the need.
But the last few jobs I’ve been to …it’s like constant.
And working from home …. HA! I’m barely home to begin with. If I’m not home, I’m touring a house, grocery shopping, bridesmaid dress shopping, at the doctors, taking yoga, etc. If I’m at my house, I’m eating or sleeping and certainly NOT working.
I am not lazy and I am not careless. I just have SO much to do outside of work that I can’t imagine working SO much!
Again, I think your work life and personal life should be totally seperate.
And I’m planning on taking some classes this fall after the wedding but … if I have to work so much that’ll be impossible!
What the hell?!?!
Am I the only one frustrated/confused/flabbergasted by this phenomena?
These people are like zombies!!!