Getting hard to re-start again

@neildc (17254)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
August 18, 2008 10:38pm CST
I came from a long-weekend, as some people here call the holiday-economics of this ever fake president. She transfers some holidays to the nearest Monday where a certain holiday falls, even if the said holiday falls and was always in Sunday. I really don't like this idea of this government regarding holiday economics. And what I don't like most with this is the longer the break or holiday or weekend, the longer I can't go on to my computer and do myLotting. Now it's not so easy for me to start posting again. How do you feel going back to work from a long break? How will you motivate yourself to work? (neildc @ red/89/1627)
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15 responses
19 Aug 08
Hi Neil, People in he UK loves their holidays and most people have their own computers at home so they have no problems. I don't go out to work and have my own laptop so I'm lucky. I wish you had your own computer at home so you won't have any problems Tamara
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Aug 08
it's good to hear that you, people in UK loves holiday. here in our place, there is nothing so much to celebrate. people here mostly prefer staying at home, it's not expensive being at home with the family. re-starting my work especially with mylot is not so easy, and that is one thing is wish long before, to have my system at home. hope it will come soon. thanks.
• China
20 Aug 08
Hi neildc, I have the same feeling after a long break. But I will do what I have to do, one by one, before I know how to motivate myself to work. After a while, I find I don't have this problem any more because I already go back to my routine. I am sorry my English is poor, I only can give the simple suggestion. Have a nice day!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Aug 08
welcome to mylot, feng. don't worry about your english, we are lots on here that english is not the primary language. don't worry i understand what you are trying to say. thank you and it's nice to have you here. again, welcome to mylot and i hope you will enjoy posting like we do.
• China
21 Aug 08
Thanks for you encouragement! I will do my best to improve my English. The friends on here are friendly and kindness. I am so happy to come to here.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Hi neildc, [i]I am also against about that especially for very significant date and she will just move it so easy! Anyway, I will feel the same when I can't work online for the day or two, then I always have the motivation when I am back again! Nice to have you back here and enjoy![/i]
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Aug 08
and you know what, next week will be another long weekend. imagine a holiday that is always celebrated on the last sunday of august is also move. so where is the spirit of the National Heroes Day if it will also be moved as what she did?
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• United States
19 Aug 08
I agree..all what she wants is save whatever they are saving maybe to corrupt more!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I'm really glad to see you again best. I really missed you. As you well know, I don't work. I just stay here at home. But I think whenever I experience connection problems, I feel what you are feeling right now. It's really hard to go back to your own routine, when you got used to doing it everyday. Just take it easy, your thoughts will be back. Good luck. Take care. Hope to chat with you tonight. HUGZ!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Aug 08
and another thing that i hate when it's holiday, when i have no time to log-on, is you. i always miss internet, mylotting and especially you my best, during holidays and weekend.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Is that really true best? You really miss me on those days? LOL. Well, I missed you too. hugz!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 08
The US government has been doing that too. When I was a kid we had Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays and they fell wherever they fell. Now we have President's day on a Monday instead. I don't really motivate myself. I just go back and I take it slowly. Usually there are a lot of e-mails waiting for me and I can go through them while I wake up. So where are you from?
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
21 Aug 08
thanks for the response, dawnald. i am from the philippines and we are also friends from yuwie.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I have a computer at home so this is not an issue for me. I can't imagine only being able to log onto the internet at the office. I don't have an office job either as I'm a writer. Although, I do work for a non-profit, I telecommute. When I was in school, however, I loved having a three day weekend because it meant I could spend an extra day doing what I wanted instead of running back to the grind on Monday.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
21 Aug 08
that's great. so you have your own time and it doesn't matter if it's a holiday or not, you work as long as you wish. and take some rest if you get tired.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
19 Aug 08
It is very normal here in Kuwait that after an office hour for a successive 4 days work we will always have Thursday afternoon until Saturday and we will resume on Sunday morning.......and I did not do anything to motivate myself because the moment I am working in here it is already like this way so I just get used with it.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Aug 08
well, i heard about that, in arab countries, they have this 4 working days only. so you all used to it.
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
[b][i]Hi neil. Good for you neil that you had a long weekend to rest whereas for me...well we hate it everytime ate glo moves the holidays on mondays because it's our day-off and we don't get paid of course.We missed a lot of holiday pays already bec. of her idea of moving the holidays on mondays..But anyway it's beneficial for those who work for the government and for students...too bad for us working in a call center..sigh. And at least I have a pc at home to do mylot and chat with friends but my eyes can't stay awake that much bec. I need to sleep early everyday..so my precious time for mylot is during sundays only..bec. monday for me is my total rest day and as much as possible I don't want to move around the house and do the chores..I just want to watch the movies I downloaded from the net and I miss how neil takes care of me when he still don't go to work.Spoiled brat.nyahaha.just kidding. Have a nice day.[/i][/b] pinksBEE
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Aug 08
this is really something irritating for people working in private, just like you, having no work no pay. for me it's both good and bad. good for as a government employee but bad for if there is no work, i miss mylot and other sites. and another thing is i miss chatting with my BOF dhangski.
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Well just the same, it's just that I feel more rested and more inspired to post, however, my problem is that my ISP is having some problem so my internet is on and off and therefore no matter how excited I am to post, I am being disturbed by the lack of internet connection. Oh I am really so irritated by this problem. At any rate, at least now it has been restored and so I can post now my response to you.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Aug 08
well, i can see that you can post now. lol this is really one thing that irritates me, the internet connection. and that is the biggest problem in re-starting to work, with no internet. lol
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I agree it's really hard to get back to work after a long weekend. Honestly that's the problem with long weekends for me I really don't have the motivation to do any work. I just hope next week after that long weekend it won't be the same as this one.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Aug 08
oh yes my friend, next week is another long-weekend in the country. i also hope this problem will not come again.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
19 Aug 08
Hi neil, It sure gets kind of difficult to motivate onself to get back to work after a long break. Invariably another day or so gets lost just getting back in to the sam state of mind. I have found that recollecting, making notes the previous day tends to help.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Aug 08
that seems to be of some help, making notes of the past days. thanks.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
22 Aug 08
I assumed you have a long rest from your holidays.Just keep on going neil, life sucks sometimes.I feel the same sometimes also specially when i get up late.I feel like i don't want to do anything anymore.But you have start working to motivate you until you feel like working more and more.
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Hi there neildc! The principle behind holiday economics is great. But it doesn't work well in a country like ours. Having finished a course in economics, our president should have known better. The idea is that they would move the holiday to the nearest Monday to extend the weekend. The Arroyo administration introduced holiday economics in 2001 to boost local tourism industry in the country. The concept of holiday economics is something relatively new to the Philippines but is deeply rooted in other cultures. In other countries, holidays run from three days to a week. If I am not mistaken, in Europe, holidays usually fall on a Monday to extend the weekend. In Asia, the tradition is catching on quick. Truth is, not all industries benefit from this holiday economics thing. Personally, after a long weekend, I feel like extending my break to get the most out of it.
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
IT was really hard to do and I also hate that holiday economics when I still have work but now i find it more difficult to start mylotting cause I need to wait for my baby to sleep first before I open the computer and I must be very quiet cause once she wakes up I can no longer continue my posting here.
• United States
19 Aug 08
i get into it slowly, I take a lot of breaks, and I talk to my coworkers and see if they're feeling the same way. It's tough but you get through it eventaully. And just being thankful that you got a long weekend and got to enjoy your time differently is always something to think about and be grateful for