I guess I'll go now.

United States
April 23, 2009 1:13pm CST
I suppose I'll get off this computer now and go into work. Its supposed to be my day off, but they are offering to let us come in and work any hours we like right now. I certainly could use the extra money. Its just hard dragging myself in, when I know I really don't have to. I'm the kind of person that if I am scheduled I will go in without fail, but if I'm not I enjoy my time off. Are you working any extra hours to make ends meet? Or is your job even offering them? Do you go in on your time off? Or do you enjoy your time off to the fullest?
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11 responses
@polachicago (18716)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I like to have time off and rest. money are always needed, but you have to eventually spend more when you live in constant rush...
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• United States
24 Apr 09
Although it took every ounce of get up and go I had to get into work today, I went or four hours and it wasn't so bad. I'm back home now, but its up and back again tomorrow. LOL.
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@Jennlk84 (4206)
• United States
23 Apr 09
My time off is on the weekends. I am a teacher and I often have to do school work at home but I don't go in on the weekends to do any. I have recently taken over an extra, after school, teaching position at my school. It is extending my day 2 hours. So I now work later and am getting a few extra hours worth of work. It's definitely helping me in these hard economic times. I've also been earning some extra money online which is also helping.
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• United States
23 Apr 09
My time off varies, because I work in retail. Often I will end up doing 6 or 7 days in a row and in the past as many as 10, so obviously, I need the time off, but like you said during this economic hardship any extra money is helpful.
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@mummymo (23706)
27 Apr 09
I used to do extra hours when I was still able to work and quite enjoyed it - wish I could still work! Fraid the other half just got laid off so he isn't getting any hours at all! Sucks! Never mind though something will turn up! xxx
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• United States
29 Apr 09
That does suck. I hope he finds something soon so that you are back in good standings.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
24 Apr 09
Oh to have a job to go to at all Kat. Let alone one that lets me decide my hours (over a core amount I presume). But then again, it is rather pleasant here and I am quite snug.......... LOL.
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• United States
24 Apr 09
Its their own fault for letting so many people go and the thing is they have plans to let more go and yet they are crying for hours. Go figure. We can work up to 70 hours or more if we like. Way too much for me though.
@p1kef1sh (45681)
24 Apr 09
70 hours is ridiculous. 50 should be the max if you actually want to do something other than working or sleeping!
@saundyl (9783)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
My job isnt offering extra hours in that sense. But i work an extra half hour to an hour a day and the time gets banked I use the banked time for sick days or an hour or so to sneak off to a dr's appopintment at times...or even an extra few days paid vacation extra that id have to take unpaid. I tend to enjoy my time off to the best that i can except i also tend to get absorbed in what I'm working on and i forget to go home until much later than closing time.
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• United States
23 Apr 09
Even half an hour extra a day is better than nothing. It all adds up thats for sure.
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@saundyl (9783)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
Oh it totally does - last year i managed to get 3 extra weeks off in the end - so 3 weeks paid regular vacation and 3 weeks of banked hours vacation. Since february when i used up what i had for banked hours on a couple trips - I've gotten 19 hours banked already.
@allen0187 (58438)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
i do work extra hours as well especially with the hard times. i know i can use the extra cash. enjoying the day off is the least of my priorities really, i just try to psyche myself up and enjoy the time i spend working. after all, for most of us, we spend a great deal of time at work so might make it enjoyable anyway. don't mistake me for not knowing how to have fun. i go by the creed, work hard, party harder!!! lol!!!
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• United States
24 Apr 09
I like your attitude. Its awesome.
@kath_b (116)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
hey i like that too. WORK HARD...PARTY HARDER... might as well party always!
@winterose (39887)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
when I worked I didn't like giving up my day off because I only had wednesday and sunday off, and so since they were not two days together it felt like I was working all the time, but I did take extra hours in the evening though on the days I was working when I had the chance to.
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• United States
24 Apr 09
I can certainly relate to that. Usually my days off are apart from one another. Just so happened this week they were together, which is unusual.
@stephcjh (38473)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I work at home right now but I work on here seven days a week to try to make ends meet and to pay off some bills too. I do like to have some time off every now and then but I hate to miss out on the money also. I used to take all of the overtime I could get when I worked outside of the home too but I missed having time off also. I like being home, working though.
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• United States
24 Apr 09
It probably wouldn't be so bad, if I didn't have to take the bus and hour and a half there and back. It really takes up a lot of my day just in travel alone. I used to work from home doing medical staffing years ago. It was ok, but you just never knew when you'd have a minutes peace.
@yuguoli (83)
• China
24 Apr 09
I guess there are just a few people who like to be a part-timer for real interest. I am not fond of part-timing for any one but still, for the money thing, sometimes I got to. I just cannot choose of myself. To be honest, I would rather have a wonderful rest, say, staying at home. If I have to, then do the OT. But in the bottom of my heart, never get such interest. A problem for me is that, when time off, I would not go somewhere but my body says let's go (health, indeed). During the two (lazy at home or going around), hard for me to decide. Anyway, the computer is perhaps my choice.
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• United States
24 Apr 09
I told my boss yesterday if he wants me to work more he should schedule me more. I'll definitely come in, but that he shouldn't leave me the choice. LOL.
@ColinYang (193)
• Australia
24 Apr 09
I don't work lol
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• United States
24 Apr 09
All I can say, is it must be nice.
@kath_b (116)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
My work as a nurse is kinda fixed although in my earlier days as a reliever we have scheduled duties of sometimes ten days in 15 days. Well those were the days that were kinda tough and i had to adjust too since i was new at the unit and i was also taking up my Master's degree. Anyway, our pay is much higher compared to other hospitals here. however, it couldnt help survive a family. its better for someone who is single and with ur family getting in some income too in the household thats why im also looking into some sites here which could help me get some extra income. i dont know. the crisis in the US is really affecting a lot of Americans perhaps its because they have not known crisis most of their lives. While here in the Philippines, its almost crisis everyday. we dont panic if we have less than a hundred bucks in our pocket. we know could get through and we have adjusted. maybe thats why were not feeling anything now and that maybe were just lowering our standards too =)
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• United States
24 Apr 09
Believe me, I'm definitely used to not having more than $100 dollars in my pocket as a single mother. LOL.