Do You Take Your Work Home With You?

@singout (980)
United States
August 18, 2008 8:27am CST
I tend to avoid taking my work home with me. I'm a musician, and because of that, I avoid the very thing that most people take for granted. It's really a shame too, because I miss out on so much of the latest songs and tunes.
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@Wizzywig (7860)
18 Aug 08
Given that part of my job is emptying bedpans, I prefer not to!
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@singout (980)
• United States
18 Aug 08
ROTFLMHO!! That's one of the funniest responses I've read in a long time. Thanks so much, you made my day.
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@pkraj111 (2460)
• India
18 Aug 08
Hi Singout, I am not artistic as you, and I have to carry some work home. The problem is my boss calls me exactly the time I leave my office and tells some urgent work needs to be done immediately. In the end, I carry some work home
@singout (980)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Thanks for your response pkraj111. Now I think that is awful to not have a choice. I hope your boss at least pays you for the time you work at home. It also should be counted as overtime.
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@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
18 Aug 08
When I was working in a company, I used to take my work home as well. This is probably the worst thing to ever do. Time at home is meant to be with the family or even for your own relaxation time. Bringing work home is definitely not the right thing to do.
@singout (980)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Thanks for your response creationhub. I guess I should also explain that I am a church musician, but when I get home I don't even listen to any kind of music. Therefore, I don't know hardly any of the latest popular secular songs today. But maybe mine is an extreme case. You are right though, home should be a time for relaxation and family. Thanks again.
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@sunnflr (2770)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I only work from home. I'm a freelance writer so I take my work everywhere. When I used to work outside the home I did talk about it with my husband some. He does the same with me about his job. It helps us stay connected knowing what goes on in each other's day.
@singout (980)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Thanks for your response, sunnflr. Surely you don't work all the time. Don't you ever set aside a time when you don't think about work? Even when you are together you are talking about work. What do you do for relaxation? That's got to be a drawback when having to work in the home. I may have to rethink my desire to work at home. Thanks
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@sunnflr (2770)
• United States
18 Aug 08
NO, we don't talk about it all the time. I just meant that we do talk about our work to each other. I do take time off, but not as often as others probably. I took all of Saturday off. That's probably the first complete day I've had off in over a month. My husband has been working out of town alot the last three months so I work more also. I hope to never have to go back to work outside the home. I have health problems that get a lot worse when working a regular job. With my writing I can take breaks and move around whenever I need, or take time off if necessary. It was awful when I worked outside the home. We watch movies together or just talk about other stuff, go hiking, and just go out and about often when both of us are "off". We've been married for almost 18 years and still doing great!
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I work from home, so it's unavoidable. But if we can do the thing we truly love as an occupation, we are blessed! I don't see why you shouldn't listen to music at home, too, if that's what you want to do.
@singout (980)
• United States
18 Aug 08
You're absolutely right, jillbeth. It should be that way, but for me it's not; and I don't know why.
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