Do you work long hours ? Do you enjoy ?

@greenline (14855)
Canada
May 25, 2009 7:59pm CST
I work for a Company which is doing businesses internationally. The job is very interesting having to work with people from different countries. But, I have to work long hours, one reason being the time differences between countries. I am stuck in my work place late into the night almost every day. How is your work ? Do you have to work long hours ? Do you enjoy ? Some of my friends are running their own businesses, and that keep them pretty busy too !
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
26 May 09
I work in the government so i have a fixed 8 hours working time but my job requires me to have flexibility because i belong to the secretariat of the City Council and thus have to work overtime if needed. I love my job, though most often i have to beat the deadline in transcribing the minutes and make a report of every hearing and meeting of the council members' committee in which i am required to attend. It is most often taxing but i do enjoy doing this job. I think i work best when i am under pressure. Being in this department of the city government gave me the opportunity to grow as a person I have been in this job for 16 years now and i think i would stay here until i retire.
@greenline (14855)
• Canada
27 May 09
Hi Sweetie. How are you ? It is very interesting to know that you are working for the City Council. I am very impressed. Yes, I can well understand you will be very busy at times, and the days can be very long too ! Congratulations to you Sweetie. You are doing very well !
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• Philippines
27 May 09
Hello Greenline. I am doing well, thank you. What about you? Yes, it is very interesting to work for the City Council but i admit there are times that i do get stressed out and just want to take a long break from it all. But i am thank ful for having a good job, especially now that almost all over the world feels the crisis. Thanks, again and so good to see you, my friend.
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@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
29 May 09
No, I don't have need to work long hours like what you said. I only need to work 8 hours a day, and 5 days a week. It is a normal working hours for average Americans. I don't get paid that much, so, I might need some over time hours. Since I don't have much overtime hours, I just have to find a part - time during the weekend to make more money. So, do you get to pay overtime salary if you work overtime?
@greenline (14855)
• Canada
29 May 09
Yes, this is a very good Company. My job needs working long hours, and yes, I do get paid for overtime too. When I have to travel on business trips, the Company pays very well for all the expenses.
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• Thailand
28 May 09
Hi? greenline. Good question? Yes, I do. This one thing more to decide, if we are really sincere to the company we are working, we can devote ourself into it. But if we're not devoted to our dedicated work. I'm sure we can not work for a long hours. He? Are you devoted to what you're doing?
@greenline (14855)
• Canada
29 May 09
Oh yes, I am very devoted to my job. The Company is very good and I get to do the line of business I am interested in, that is working internationally too.
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• Philippines
27 May 09
I'll enjoy working long hours if it's for a job I really love.right now,I need my job because I need the money.I'm not really "in love" with my job,but I have to stick to it.I work on weekends to save for myself.
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@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 May 09
hi, you are correct, if you like or dislike your job you have to work for money, there is work no money, if we work in weekend we get paid more money for the weekend. have a good day
@patialvi (715)
• India
26 May 09
I am working for a private company but my duties hours are eight hours but i have some relaxation in time. i am not very happy with the job but it is ok. The only reason i am doing this as it makes me stay in my home town. like other people re-locate themself for the job but fortunately, i got a job in my own home town..
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@greenline (14855)
• Canada
27 May 09
That is certainly nice, to have a job right in your home town. That makes life comfortable !
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@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
26 May 09
hi Greenline, i do enjoy work long hours, at present though i am not working for an international company, i wake up early in the morning at 5.30 am and go sleep at 11.30 pm late in the night, though i have not doing that much business and that much earning just like your friends are running their own businesses, and that keep them pretty, but my intention is live and let live others,
@greenline (14855)
• Canada
27 May 09
Hello. Your days are quite long too, 5:30 am to 11:30 pm. That makes the days interesting too !
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• Malaysia
29 May 09
My work is the normal 9am-5pm work and I think it's auto-pilot for me everytime I work. There's no real enjoy or not enjoy. I treat my job as a money-making machine. I enjoy myLot more not that I dont enjoy my work but I dont really have big passion for it. I just do it as a thing to do. That's all.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
26 May 09
I'm not working right now but I have had to work jobs where I had to pull doubles. I have worked as a nurse's aid in a nursing home where sometimes I had to work both the day shift and the evening shift. For instance, I would go in to work at 6:00 that morning and work until 2:00 in the afternoon. If they saw they were going to be shorthanded for the evening shift and if I volunteered to work, I would have to work from 2:00 to 10:00 that night. It was rough! Working as a nurse's aid in a nursing home is hard work, anyway. Kathy.
@greenline (14855)
• Canada
27 May 09
Hi Kathy. I can see those days, taking two shifts, would be a very long day. At the same time, ofcourse, I am sure your services must have been very well appreciated.
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@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
27 May 09
hi, cyrus i may be your new friend, doing nurse job is very difficulty, must have patience, one cannot compensate for the job rendered by nurse for the patients thank you once again, you are nightingale
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
28 May 09
Actually, I was a nurse's aid. I worked in two nursing homes. The first one I worked in didn't give me but two weeks! They said that I made too many mistakes. Isn't that something?! Naturally, when you're new on the job, you're going to make mistakes. This was in 1994. I hear that things have changed quite a bit at that nursing home since then. The second nursing home I worked in was in Carbon Hill, a little community about fifteen miles west of here. This was in 1995. I started working there in February of that year and they let me go in April. When I first started working there, they were a little more laid back. They had quite a turn over while I was working there and they let several people go, including the administrator. I was let go as well. It was just a big mess! I don't catch on as fast and some of the nurse's aids who were a little more experienced didn't have any patience with me. This last statement was true at both nursing homes. I stayed so upset most of the time. I was too slow getting the work done mostly. I wanted to do a good job, I guess. With mother, it was a little bit different. I didn't have to be in such a rush with her since she was here at home. If you're just sitting with one person, there's no need to be in such a rush. Kathy.
@flagella08 (5067)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
i usually work for long hours. i don't even have enough rest because of this. i feel like im always occupied with lots of things.even if at home, i still do work online.on weekends i attend my masteral classes.im a busy bee actually.