Happy Hour is over!

@besweet (7230)
Greece
January 24, 2017 2:17pm CST
I was working all day today but I was alone at the office and no one was tracking my progress. Then, my boss comes in the afternoon and says "Happy hour is over, it's time to get some work done!". But I have been working non-stop since the day started, and now he gave me a new project to start! I complained a little and showed him all the projects that I had finished and I managed to postpone the new project for tomorrow morning. I want to start with a clear mind. When you think you are done for the day, someone comes and gives you more work to do! Has this ever happened to you?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jan 17
Even though I don't work outside of the home this happens all the time with my children. Lol. I think I have gotten everything done and clean-then they make some kind of mess again. Work never stops.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
24 Jan 17
It's so frustrating, isn't it? You are waiting with patience until everything is done and then you discover that there is more! Children are unpredictable, you have to be ready at all times!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jan 17
@besweet Lol yes they are unpredictable-that's for sure!
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@LadyDuck (157552)
• Switzerland
25 Jan 17
I have worked with my husband all my life... guess if this happened to me.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
25 Jan 17
Haha! Is your husband the one who decides the work load and the time schedule?
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@LadyDuck (157552)
• Switzerland
26 Jan 17
@besweet Yes he is and he is a workaholic .
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
26 Jan 17
@LadyDuck It sounds great that he likes to work. If he needs you to be present for his work though it must be very demanding!
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@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
25 Jan 17
I am retired so thankfully, this no longer happens to me.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
25 Jan 17
It was a little different in the past I think. My parents rarely worked overtime, they are retired too. Did you have a specific working schedule before retirement?
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@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
26 Jan 17
@besweet Yes I worked 10 am to 4 pm Monday -Friday.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
26 Jan 17
@BelleStarr I start work at 9 but I would like it if it was 1 hour later. 10 to 4 is a good working schedule
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@DianneN (78316)
• United States
25 Jan 17
It used to happen all the time to me when I taught school. It seemed to my bosses that I could handle everything from paperwork to unruly students. I'm so happy to be retired!
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
28 Jan 17
I guess when someone shows that they can complete many projects with success, everyone wants to give the work to them. The other girl in my office who is not very experienced with design leaves on time and no one has additional expectations. I have too many years for retirement, I think I should move to another country where they appreciate the effort of their employees. I was reading that Denmark has the best work/life balance!
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@DianneN (78316)
• United States
29 Jan 17
@besweet I have read that about Denmark. Still, I would never leave my country (well, let's see what Trump has in store for us - lol). It's a shame you are not recognized for your skills. Would it be better to look elsewhere for a job? Some employers are great, while others are not. It all boils down to money.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
@DianneN Yes it 's probably best to look for something else. (Trump seems unpredictable to me but I am watching everything from a distance) I hope everything works out well for all of us! Thank you :)
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
28 Jan 17
Yes it sure can happen. The job I have now, if they give me something to do and it's almost time to leave, I put it in my box and do it the next day.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
28 Jan 17
I did the same. Sometimes they say it's urgent and I might stay overtime, but when my boss remembers it in the afternoon then I will try my best to transfer the workload for the next day.
@rina110383 (24134)
25 Jan 17
Once I'm done for the day, I don't accept any more work to do. It has never happened to me because before I start any employment, I always tell my immediate boss that I go to work early, like 6 am and I leave at 3 pm. They can't expect me to do more work beyond 3 om as I would be tired by then. It worked. Any work beyond my 8th hour is done by 6 am the next day. I just see the documents on my desk the moment I arrive in my office.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
25 Jan 17
I was in need of a job when I was negotiating for this job so I said yes to overtime and weekends. You made a good deal and it seems like it's working well for everyone.
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@JudyEv (123241)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jan 17
I think it is pretty common in a work situation. But it must have seemed a bit unfair.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
25 Jan 17
It happens sometimes. I don't mind to work a few hours more if it doesn't happen every day unless I have somethimg planned for my afternoon.
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@tzwrites (4913)
• Romania
24 Jan 17
Usually if you work hard they make you work even harder while those who don't really work hard get to slack off. It's unfair
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
25 Jan 17
Lol It's so true and I agree that it is unfair! They see that you can get the job done and they ask for more. I wish I could sit and do nothing but I can't. I enjoy being productive.