Do you ever come to office on weekends?

@subha12 (18462)
India
July 25, 2008 10:48pm CST
Today is saturday and I am at office. i had to come on my own. there is sa training i have to attend and also do some work. Tomorrow I ahve to come again. it means I am coming to offfice for 12 days at a stretch. do you ever come to office on weekends?
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@melo_828 (427)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
no, because i only work from monday to friday. i work in a government agency thats why we have no work during weekends. but i prefer to have work during weekends because i only feel bored if i'm at home. because of mylot, i already have something to do during weekends and my boring time lessen...
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@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Jul 08
you are lucky you don't have to do on weekends.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
26 Jul 08
We work on Saturdays, Which means that we get only a Sunday as a weekend. I land up in coming to the office on atleast 2 Sunday's in a month. It's normally to clean up or keep myself prepared for the coming work week. I'd rather be doing this than lazing around at home.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Jul 08
i have generally saturday and sunday off. this sweek i ahve to come
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Jul 08
I work every saturday. If there is less pressure of work I leave office at 2 pm. Or else have to sit till the work gets over.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Jul 08
so you just get 1 day off
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Jul 08
Yes only one day off. I am finding it quite tiring and am looking for another job.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
26 Jul 08
That must be very hectic for you. We certainly need rest to charge ourselves up. Saturdays are my working days . In fact on Saturdays I have cover up for Sundays and so end up going late. But on Sunday i do not compromise. I have to take a full day off doing things my way. This is very important for the coming week. You take care.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Jul 08
really very hectic. have to work from hiome tomorrow when i go back home also.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
26 Jul 08
Are you still working?
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
26 Jul 08
Hi subha, the training and some extra works make you rather busy this week. I believe this happens once in a while only, right? I have my part time work three to four days once a week, so I don’t have to go to the office on weekends, and could enjoy my weekends doing my favorite activities. But sometimes I still have to spend some extra time to do some documentary works at home. posting and have a nice day.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
27 Jul 08
its tiring. 12 days at astretch
• Malaysia
26 Jul 08
I still work on the weekends, mostly saturdays because my only day off is sunday. I envy my friends because most of them either have 2 days off or shorter working hours. I work for 48 hours a week.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
27 Jul 08
just one day break for you, is it?
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
26 Jul 08
Hi Subha! Such practice is true if there is dire need and your Management allows you to attend the office even then I would recommend that always seek written approval for such urgent peice of work. I work as support manager and sometimes I have to do so but with permission and authority. Have a nice morning.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Jul 08
bad part is they earn as we are working on weekends. but the company pays us nothing for it.
• Pakistan
26 Jul 08
nice utilization of office resources. already your office is bearing your cost for weekends and to add more you are using office internet to earn for your self. I wonder your boss knows that, or ma be he is busy answering other discussions on my lot :)
@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Jul 08
who says what cost office is bearing? in my company the compwny get paid from client if we work extra. THEY DO NOT PAY US ANY OVERTINE. Plus no pick up or drop. Had to come on my own and go on my own.They earn few thousand a dayy we work for them. this is post which i do in time while taking lunch or so.
@Hatley (159684)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jul 08
hi subha you really are a busy woman twelve days a stretch. you must be a very important part of your staff.I am retired but yes I often did some overtime when someone was ill and they were short of staff in the library so worked sometimesin lenghty spells also.We had the libraryopen seven days a week so often had to work on Sat or sunday.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Jul 08
really. a busy bee now.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
15 Sep 08
I'm a kindergarten teacher. But sometimes we have to work over the weekend when there are functions or when the school hosts a seminar. Most of our Parent-Teacher meetings are held on Saturdays (which is supposed to be an off day for me) because most parents are off that day. Sometimes, I also go in on Saturdays if I have something to complete before class starts on Monday.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
hi subha! i hate going to the office on weekends! i love to spend weekends at home so as much as possible i avoid having to work at the office on those days. unless i really have to, i won't go. i really don't like it when i have to do over time work during weekends, even if its only trainings and seminars. i'd rather stay home and rest.
@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
5 Aug 08
Not so bad when you use the company computer to play on myLot. You get paid by your firm and paid by mylot too. How lucky you are that your firm allow you to do that.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I am not really required to come to the office during weekends... but i will if i have to... i remember when i was still a teacher... there were some saturdays when we were required to work... it was either because it was an examination day... or we had to do work for a certain accreditation... there was no additional pay... because our saturdays are paid... even if we do not work during that time...
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 08
not if i dont have to... i work in a factory.. and some times we do work weekends to complete production for the month's shipment, etc. or.. we may have to work on saturdays to replace some of the long holidays we took for our public holidays or machine maintenance... still even then.. i will apply for annual leave - so that i dont have to work on weekends... a working mother with no helper.. i need my weekends to do my housechores and spend time with my kidz....
• India
27 Jul 08
No..I have office on Saturday up to 1.30 PM, and rest day is the Sunday only.. Thousand dollars you offer me, i won't turn up there.. but my boss never ever will offer you a penny.. then why go for 1000dollars.. of course thats a different story. Take care friend.
• India
27 Jul 08
ofcourse! during these days we have lot of work and that means we might have to work even on weekends. But where there is no busy work our boss grands us leave to compensate for for the work done during these days.
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
i used to go to work even on Saturdays or weekend but not anymore... i got to rest and make sure that i have time for myself and my love ones... well again it is a case to case basis... Happy weekend!
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
When I was still teaching, yes. We had to go to school to attend faculty meetings that are sometimes scheduled during weekends and to supervise, school organizational activities like the repertory, etc.