overtime or on time?

@dubaimt (273)
United Arab Emirates
March 9, 2007 10:26pm CST
at work, would you rather go on overtime to finish a pile of work, or just let it sit until tomorrow?
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7 responses
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
10 Mar 07
I would prefer to stay back to finish my work ,if not my work will pile up. I used to teach in a school so everyday there will be lots of work to mark. If I choose to leave it til the next day, I'm going to have a BIG headache trying to finish marking all the work the children has done.
@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Mar 07
haha.. yeah, i can imagine the pile you are going to make on your desk! thanks for sharing!! have a nice day!
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
I'd rather go for overtime because I always believe on this principle, "why wait for tomorrow while you can do it now". Plus, if it's overtime, you'll get additional pay. Also, if you'll get things done before due time, you can consume your free time doing what you want to do. It also makes you more productive in your job. The only barrier that makes me do things undone is stress. SOmetimes, we are not conditioned to do something especially when health matters.
@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Mar 07
we share the same mantra - do what you can for today for you dont know what tomorrow may bring. .. thanks!!
@mrddln (458)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
its better to be on time because it will reflect your good personality to your boss. Doing overtime is also good but it exhausting on the part of the worker. Why not try a simply habit of working early. Its a simply virtue but the consequence is so great. And its very possitive in the eyes of the boss.
@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Mar 07
i do go to work 30 minutes early, but doesnt start work right off. and from the time struck 9:00am, i start having my 30-minute break for lunch only and the occasional washroom visits. and all the 9 hours i do mainly on my job.. but it seems that the pile just gets up so i do the overtime.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
for me it depends, if rendering overtime doesn't harm any of my other plan after office then i'll stay and work. But if something important needs to attend after office, then i'd rather go and finished it the next day.
@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Mar 07
correct!!! of course, family first before work matters. if family needs me more, i will then leave office work behind for tomorrow. thanks for sharing!! have a nice day!
@ironstruck (2300)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
I think working overtime can become a very bad habit. Usually when we are younger we are more enthusiastic about our jobs, but as we get a bit mature, we realize that there is more to like than work. I used to live to work when I was married with young kids, but now that I live alone, I work to live.
@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Mar 07
hmmmm... but the thing that i am asking mr./ms. ironstruck is when you still have this pile of work, do you intend to just leave it for tomorrow? i still have that same zest with my work, and i just have these comments from other workmates that i can put some work behind and go home early... do you think this is wrong? thanks!
• United States
10 Mar 07
I don't mind staying over-time to finish my work for the day or get ahead! I like to make more money so it's worth it! You're getting paid time and a half for doing the same exact job you were going to do tomorrow at a lesser pay! Unless I had plans and had to be somewhere, then I wouldn't mind at all!
@dubaimt (273)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Mar 07
exactly!! thanks for sharing!! have a nice day!
@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 07
I would much prefer to finish work at the allotted time, as I imagine most people would. Nevertheless, I hate to leave work unfinished, and there are several aspects of my job that do require completion on the same day. If it is a choice between staying later or leaving the work incomplete, then I would stay and finish the job irrespective of the time.