(Closed) So….do you REALLY work at work?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: How hard do you work on average?
    I work hard all day every day : (41 votes)
    30 %
    I get paid to take up space : (10 votes)
    7 %
    I'm not swamped, but I do have work to do. : (66 votes)
    49 %
    I do a little bit here and there. : (19 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
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    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I own my own PR company and work from home, so I basically work when I want to work.  Sure, I have deadlines but I get the work done.  For example, I worked last night when the kids were in bed.  I worked a little this morning.  I’ll work more tonight when they’re in bed.  I didn’t have any meetings today, so I spent the majority of the day with my 2 yo.  If I have a meeting, then Darling Husband (who also owns his own business and runs it out of our home) will watch our baby.  I love having an insanely flexible schedule!  Darling Husband is generally busier than I am as he has to deal with a few crews, but that’s part of his business.  I get to deal with clients when they need me, which isn’t all the time! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I usually get paid to take up space but on rare occasions, I do have things to do so I voted “I do a little bit here and there”.  I hate my job though and will hopefully soon be getting a new positions where I would actually work to earn my salery.  Having nothing to do at work isn’t all its cracked up to be – sitting at a desk for 9 hours with nothing to do is torture!

    Post # 6
    Member
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m a designer, so my work is mostly creative. I find I work best when I take little breaks here and there (like 5 minutes for every 30) to just look at something else for a second before focusing back on my work. I actually found I work my best when I am at home and the television is going all day lol, but now I am in the office full time. My boss has never complained about the quality of my work or how fast I get it done so it seems to work for everyone.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I pretty much get paid to take up space–even when I’m the only one from my team that’s here!  I hope after the wedding I can get moved to a different office where I’m needed, but at least getting paid to do nothing beats the alternatives (getting paid to bust my butt or NOT getting paid and doing nothing)!

    Post # 8
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    depends on the day but lately i have not been busy at all! but thats ok, i can spend more time on the bee!

    i would say on a normal day i work probably about 4 out of the 8 hours im here. haha

    Post # 9
    Member
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Usually hard work with daily regular breaks for weddingbee.  I am a lawyer in a big law firm.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Well, this time of year is the ‘off season’ for tourism (I work for a tour company), so the phones are quiet. I do have a few clients that I’m working on, but I’m not swamped. (Hence all of the time on the Bee!) 

    Come March, I won’t be able to get any free time during the workday. From March until October, I am busy busy! 

    Post # 11
    Member
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    On an average day I do about 15 or 20 minutes of actual work.

    I think in the entire time I’ve been at this job the most work I’ve ever done in a day is maybe 3 hours.

    I don’t get paid very much though, but hey on my first job which was minimum wage I worked very hard.

    Post # 12
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    If there was an option for: “if i had work, i’d do that.” It is just terribly slow for me and I have been nagging my boss for work…but you can’t just make it appear out of thin air. And I can’t just go help someone out and lighten their load because I’m a very specific type of engineer. So i’m biding my time until something ends up on my plate. But my boss said 2011 should be a busier year for me. Damn i hope so!!!

    Post # 13
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve been very distracted at work ever since I got engaged.  I used to work all day every day.  I work in the public sector ( Welfare) so there’s always work to do.  Sometimes I feel like just not doing anything though since so many people  seem to think that state workers are spoiled, lazy pieces of crap. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Oh man, I am missing my old sales job! I used to do maybe 3 hours worth of work a day. Now, I am a teacher and go non-stop every day. It is a good thing that I love what I do! BUT I also get summers off. So if you add it all up, it works itself out. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I work all the time but Im on my own.  Most of the time I will be on a conference call while surfing the bee!LOL Im a multitasker.

    Post # 16
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I dont get much work :/

    but when I do I do it promptly.

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