Do you bring your unfinish work from the office at home?

@Margarit (3677)
Philippines
December 28, 2008 8:02pm CST
Hello friends, Here in my place we have a very long vacation this month. It is more than one week which is the longest vacation so far that i ever incounter for mostly it only takes 3 days. Since i am only at home i bring my unfinish work from the office so i good finish it as soon as passible before the end of the year. And also inorder for me to keep busy and refain me from going outside the house that leads me to unnecessary expenses. Do you have the habit of bring your office work at home during holiday.?
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• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
i dont like that..bcoz i have my own family..so if i going home i must take care of my family with out office work..
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Same here i dont like it too, but since i have nothing do to this long holiday break we have i think bringing home my work is still good to keep me busy. Thanks for the respond.
• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
yup..just like me..
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Dec 08
I never did, but that was before computers, but I know both my sons have. One of them is in computers and the other works for the province, so they both bring work home. I do know that some businesses take advantage of their employees by emailing them when they are on vacation and I hope that your business is not doing that. You do need a break once in a while. If the work is unfinished and you have to complete it at home, that is different, but if your employer is piling extra work on you so you have to do it at home that is a different story.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
My employer soesnt equire as to do work at home, i do it with my own free will so i have nothing to do with this long vacation we have right know. Having it done a home is more convinient for me. Thanks for the respond.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Dec 08
I was watching a program on Tv a couple of years ago and they were talking about employees who because they had lap tops and their employers knew it, were asked to go to work while they were on vacation and it seemed as if their employers expected them to be at work twenty-four hours 365 days a year. So I am glad to see that you have a nice boss and what you do is on your own.
@mikkymyde (184)
• Nigeria
30 Jan 09
i always have alot to do in the office but never had the time because of clients coming in every seconds so i take them home where i have time to myself
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
hi mukkymyde, I guess bringing work from the office is unaviodable when you want to to finish it on time. I am not yet done with with it but i really wanted to finish my work as soon as possible before i go for vacation. Thanks for the respond.
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
[b][i]I always do, because I work at home Kidding aside, I always do bring work from the office even before I worked at home. I don't know if I'm bored at home or I'm just plain workaholic. I just want to keep myself busy, that is. So why not spend time on those unfinished workload? Besides, it keeps my mind off my worries, aside from the fact that it makes my job easier. Others (especially my boss) also appreciate the extra time and effort I spend with my work, it goes without saying that I love doing my work! [/i][/b]
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I agree with you maple_kisses, i do it also for i love my work, and it pays attention to my employer that i can be trusted with my work. Thanks for the respond.
• India
30 Dec 08
No, definitely not and I would not like my hubby to bring home any work either. As long I am at office, my attention and dedication are to my work but the moment I step out, I am for my family. After all I am earning to keep my family happy, if I am not with them mentally while at home, what’s the point in trying to make them happy?
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
31 Dec 08
I agree with you sudiptacallingu, work at the office should be done at the office, but sometimes i cannot just let my work unattended if i can do it at home. And i have plenty of time doing it. Happy new year.
@healer (1783)
• India
29 Dec 08
I never do that and i don't like people who bring their unfinished work to home and ruining the vacation or fun. My dad use to bring his office work to home also so everyone was not happy with him but he does not these days after having some discussions on the matter by my mom. But it depends on what kind of work you are bringing home, as for my dad it was his assignments and projects so, we have to keep quit or not go near him which was not very healthy specially during vacations.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
31 Dec 08
Hi healer, Well there are things that are unavoidable, We have to bring home our work so we could make it to the deadline. I understand your Fathers for what he do is your future too. Be supportive to him, as long he can spend time with you when he is available. Happy new year.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I try not to. I really don't have more than a couple of days at a time anyway, but unless I have a pressing deadline, I'll leave it at work. I do check my e-mail though to make sure everthing is ok. As a matter of fact, this weekend which I was off, my boss sent me a message to pick up a new file from a customer on the way in today. I have enough to do at home without having to take extra stuff home! Enjoy the New Year!
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
Hi di1159, I have more than a week holiday vacation here and i am only at home for i dont want to go elsewhere, to keep me busy i bring home my work so i can atleast lessen the my work in the office. thannks for the respond.
• India
29 Dec 08
At the most I won't bring work to home.. But due to some unavoidable circumstances I will be in a position to bring and finish it in home.. This will happen rarely during project closing date or when a take a long leave.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Hi visitsenthil86, Their are always circumstances that we have to bring our work at home to meet the deadline. I myself planning to have vacation this feruary so i have to finish my work before 2nd week of february so i can have a good vacation without worrying about my unfinish work in the office. thanks for the respond.
@zhangfzoe (432)
• China
29 Dec 08
Recent days, I bring my unfinished works to home. And I have to talk through skype at home instead of at office. I feel the job now is a little heavy burden for me. It seems that works crop up continuely. I'm at a loss . My personal spared time is occupied by the work. Is my working effiency low or the work burden high? Now my department is staking in new members. Hope the situation will be improved soon. Anyway, I can't enjoy the holiday now. I'm worried about the heavy burden.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Hi zhangfzoe, Dont you worry thing will just pass, just do the right thing and hope for the best. I know that everyone is affected by global economic crisis but we can still make a difference. Have faith, let go and let God. Thanks for the respond.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
hello Margarit, I am an engineer in a semi-conductor company and I support the production line. We have three shifts working everyday to cover twenty four hours a day. So incase, I have a problem with my assigned device I can endorse it to the incoming shifts. Unless, it's so urgent that need to be shipped out at once I'm extending my work till such time that the device is out for shipment. Other than that, the incoming shift will take charge of everything. Paper works or report works must be done every after shift. And because of this set-up, I'm not bringing home unfinish work at home.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Wow good thing that you dont need to take care of your unfinish work at home robert fro you you have someone to take over your place. But in my case i have to do it alone for no one does it except me. Thank for the respond.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Hi THere! I have never been in a company that requires me to bring my unfinished work at home.. and No... I don't like that hehehe... As much as possible, I separate my work with my friends and family. I have my own time with my family and friends so as much as possible, I finish my work at the office, if I can't make it then there's tomorrow... Thanks for the discussion!Happy mylotting and happy holidays! Cheers!
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Good thing that your company doesnt require your work at home jesbellaine, our work doenst require also to bring my work at home, but i dont like to have unfinish work so i bring my work at home this holiday season for i have nothing to do. Thanks for the respond.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Hi, Margarit i have always brought work at home, especially during holidays. my working habit is usually a "strike anywhere" thing. i could work industriously at home and then just goof off at the office. there is really no problem with that as long as i do what i am supposed to do in time. take care!
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Wow i think that is a good work habit for you care about your deadline. I think you should also take a break and make time available for other things than your work. Just having a time management. thanks for the respond.
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Hello Margarit! I teach in one of the universities here in the Philippines and there are times when I really need to bring an unfinished work. Like this Christmas break, I had to bring home some papers to check. The students had their periodical exams before we went on Christmas break. On the other hand, we teachers are required to submit the grades of our students few days after classes resume in January. Well, rather than rushing things when I go back to work on January, I would rather work on them now.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
I think mostly teachers always bring their work at home dolce. I have a friend who is a teacher and she always bring big hand bags full of things inside. I think being a teacher is a noblest profession of all. Thanks for the respond.
@youless (90498)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Dec 08
I seldom bring unfinished work to home. I want to relax at home and I don't want the work will bother me in my spare time. So I try to finish it in the office. I love China
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Same here, i dont usually bring my office work at home, but this time i wanted to bring my work for i do have penty of time to do it at home. Thanks for the respond.
@benzzzz (57)
• China
29 Dec 08
No, I don't have the habit of bring the work home. I hate do the office work at home. I will do my best to finish my work in the office even if I have to finish it off the working time. Home is my private place, and I hope it's a relaxant and comfortable place.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
hi benzz, Same here i dont like to bring my work home but since i have nothing to do this long vacation we have, it is good thing that i can still do my work at home without worring it after. Thanks for the respond.
@xtian04 (282)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
As much as i would like to do it, it will be very difficult & complicated for me to bring my work at home. I work as an accounting staff and most of my work requires checking details om our acctg books which are very big books & there are so many of it. I cant afford to bring all these acctg book to my house because it will be too much of work & complication & might just end up in trouble. Also i would like to spend this vacation really free from stress so i will just continue working after this vacation. :P
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
I agree with you xtian, i really dont want to bring my work at home for work sould be done on the work place, however due to time constrain and long holiday we have here, i opted to bring my work at home to keep me busy and i have nothing to worry about my work for the next year. Thanks for the respond.
• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
My company gives me a corporate laptop for a reason. One, is to ensure we can be mobilized to go to client site in the shortest amount of period. Two, is for us to continue working while at home. Because if they want us to work in the office with the desktop, they will have to pay us a certain amount of money as dinner allowance based on our country's labor law. Unfortunately, they don't because we're supposed to take our laptop and go home and work. Hahaha. Also, there are times we are allowed to work from home and a laptop is definitely convenient. I know some colleagues of mine will not bring their laptop back and leave their unfinished work in the office. For me, I wouldn't do that. I will always try to work a little at home especially when the deadline is close.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Wow that is a good thing for you daydreamer20, having a laptop that you can carry everywhere give you compfortable palce where you want to continue your work is great thing. The advantage of it is you can also use the laptop in personal matter. Thanks for the respond.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I usually bring work home every night. It takes me 1-2 hours each night and on the weekend, I spend 2-4 hours working depending on my work load. Before I take a vacation and after a vacation, I typically double my at home work load so that I can get everything caught up.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
My sister also bring her work everynight and sometimes she forget to sleep inorder to meet the deadline of her work, it is very stressful job, and i dont think i will like it. I only have to bring my work once a year during this month for i cannot finish it in a single day, it take more than a month to finish it. Thanks for the respond.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
29 Dec 08
My last two jobs, I would bring work home on the week ends to complete them. I worked as a Payroll Administrator and as an Accounting assistant. If I was having a problem balancing a report, I would bring it home, rather than waste at workd trying to figure it out. At home I had my husband help me, since it is easier if someone is calling out the numbers and the other person is checking them off.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Wow you have your husband who help you at home with your office work sudalunts, Being a payroll master is not easy job for you must be very careful in doing it. I am also accounting staff so i know all the process. Thanks for the respond.
• United States
29 Dec 08
Well, for me my work is always at home. I work from home. So, my work is always at home with me. I did force myself to take some time off for the holidays. Even if I had planned on working a bunch, it would not have happened. The kids are on Christmas break. So, they are home all day. With all 6 kids in the house, it is kind of hard to talk on the phone most of the time. So, I am just enjoying spending time with my family. I will get back to working a lot more after they go back to school.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Hi momjessie, That is good that you work from the house, you have nothing to worry about deadline and stuff. I wanted to work at home too but i cant because i can get easy bored when i cannot go out in the house. I need some other places. Thanks for the respond.