Oh Mr. Labor, Give My Family Back

Philippines
December 14, 2011 1:45am CST
Ah, life. There's always a price for anything. Each time I come home, I would love nothing more than to spend time with family. Yeah, we have laughs once in a while and I miss those. Talking about how each of our days went, and of course, the stupid stuff we did. We all know bad decisions make great stories. Recently, job had been eating our time. The fad now is shifting schedules, night shifts, mandatory overtimes, and all that sh!t. Labor gets more and more demanding as time goes by. Why? Dunno. Maybe because man's needs also keep growing. I wonder how fat Mr. Labor is now? I'm sure there are a lot here who also work for their family. How's that working out for you?
4 responses
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 11
Yeah, Mr Labor need to give my time back!!!(^^) I have noticed that when we are working we will spend less time with the family and friends. The routine will be just around the working environment, eating and sleeping. We got no time to spend with the family as when we get home we usually feel tired and lazy to speak. This is no good. Imagine the time spend for just waiting the bus to come and get home take at least more than an hour and its so tiring.It could be four hours spend just to get to the office and back home. It is much better if I could spend that amount of time with my family~
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
Yep. My travelling time goes up to 1.5 hours. It's ridiculous. Back and forth that's 3 hours already. If we could have just one more day in a week as a day off, that would be great.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 11
I can't totally blame Mr Labor for this problem since the daily job only require 8 hours but things that connect to it make it requires more than regular hours. One more day in a week as a day off? If I still get the same payment then it will be fine.(^^)
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
Yep, one more day off for a week isn't too bad. Every lazy person longs for it but I guess they do have a point.
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@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
In my previous job, we had shifting schedules and work during holidays. It was okay back then since I was single. With my current employer, my previous work had a fixed schedule but it was night shift. I used to work from 8pm to 5am then was changed to 11pm to 8am. We also had work during the holidays. I'm glad that our rest days were also fixed, Saturdays and Sundays. The weekdays schedule was weird but at least our offs are normal and can bond with other relatives that have normal working schedules. I have changed position with the same employer and I must say my schedule now is the closest to normal that I can get. I work from 4pm to 1am. I actually like it and feel that it is somewhat advantageous to me. I have a baby now and my schedule allows me to still take care of him daily. Also I don't encounter traffic which is good since it saves a lot of time. I don't work on holidays anymore and I still have my weekends off.
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
That schedule is golden. It's pretty hard for me to get a schedule with regular off days. Last month, my day offs are wednesdays and thursdays. That's pretty stupid. I couldn't feel the rest I'm doing because the mood those days give me isn't really too relaxing. Everyone is working and on the go. I could sleep all day but that's not really not what I need entirely.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
15 Dec 11
I understand how you feel. I used to get those kind of rest days as well. There are times that I want to go out but none of my friends is available since most of them are at work. Still that is better than having split offs or even one rest day only.
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
Having only one rest day for the week isn't really the greatest. You won't be able to feel rested after the day. Split offs are awful, too. Our company starts the week on Mondays, so if you choose a schedule that has Mondays and Sundays as your rest days, you'll be having splits offs during transitions.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 11
Hi front i know that work take so many our awaken time recently i have a job but i am lucky that it is only freelance. I spent only two weeks to do it but it drives me crazy cozi lost my family time. And thank God now that is over.. I am lucky that i have a husband who work for me and i dont have to go work but spend ing time with my kids...
• Philippines
19 Dec 11
Being a freelance isn't so bad when you talk about free time. Although, if you consider stability, I would pretty much still prefer working a regular job.
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
hi FV, I understand your sentiments during holidays people work times two, demands are getting higher and sometimes we need to sacrifice our time for our family. Even I have my own business I can feel that I am losing time for my family and friend because of the work demands . But I make sure that even how busy I am I still give time for them once for awhile. happy mylotting
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
It's great that you still find time hanging out with your family. For me, it's really hard. Time is not on my hands these days, but I really have to sacrifice it for them.