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    09-03-2012, 12:25 AM
Curious; What type of worker are you?

Do you like a lot of down time at work? Or do you like to be busy with a steady flow of work throughout the day?

Personally I like to be busy all day everyday. I cannot stand it when there is a lot of down time which happens almost daily at my job. I know it's all in my mind, but it seems like time just slows to a stop when there is nothing to do. There are a lot of days I walk around trying to find things to do, asking people if I can help with something

I am on call twice a month and will most likely have to fill those 12 hour shifts, but at least it will be busy work!
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    09-03-2012, 12:44 AM
I don't have a paying job. I am a home mom. HOwever, I understand how it is to not have any clear obligations that need doing within a deadline, and this can create real procrastination in me. I am capable of working like a mule, if there is something very immediate that needs doing. But, if it's a long job that has many "stages" and parts, and I need to organize and manage my time? Fugetaboutit!
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    09-03-2012, 01:05 AM
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I don't have a paying job. I am a home mom. HOwever, I understand how it is to not have any clear obligations that need doing within a deadline, and this can create real procrastination in me. I am capable of working like a mule, if there is something very immediate that needs doing. But, if it's a long job that has many "stages" and parts, and I need to organize and manage my time? Fugetaboutit!
Being a SAHM is one of the hardest jobs there is and under appreciated IMHO.

I had a job that only required me to work weekends but I got paid as if I was working a full week. I loved it but I got so stir crazy sitting at home five days a week, and working every single weekend got old, so I'm back to Mon-Fri.
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    09-03-2012, 01:34 AM
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Well, as some may know I am a self employed hair stylist. I like to be busy every minute of the work day, as that means MONEY! I refuse to book a lunch break, as I can always fit that in between color or perm processing.
Some work days are 10 - 12 hours. Fortunately I work 3 days a week or I'd probably drop!

When at home, I try to cram in as much as I can. Hmmmm, I see a pattern here.
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    09-03-2012, 01:53 AM
If I enjoy what I am working at, I could stay at it 24/7, if not and there is any repitition to it, I rather just get it done and over with.
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    09-03-2012, 08:35 AM
I'm a very independent worker, but I have to enjoy the work I'm doing in order to be successful at it. When I was 24, I got my first job in a publishing house and I knew from the very first day that I would not be working in an office my entire life. I hated the 9-5, I hated sitting down, I hated the work I was doing, and on top of it all - I was bored and unproductive. Not to mention, I was making crap money in more or less a glass ceiling. I just didn't know what I could do to make money...but I knew that I wanted to be outside and working for myself.

2.5 years later, I quit my job and got into dog walking and started a training apprenticeship. I worked for another woman for a year before starting my own dog walking company and I'm almost finished with my training apprenticeship. I'm outside every day, my days are anywhere from 3-6 hours long, and I enjoy the work tremendously. I'm easily making more than double what I did working in publishing, and I'm good at what I do. Every day is different, every challenge is different, and I don't bring the stress of my work home anymore. It's all at my pace, and if the worst thing that happens in a day is that a dog poops in my's a pretty good day!!!
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    09-03-2012, 09:31 AM
I am retired now, but when I was working I was the typical workaholic. I was the type of boss people either love or hate. People with a good work ethic liked working for me because I rewarded them well with bonuses, promotions, time off, and raises. People that liked to play on the internet or text all day hated me because I had no qualms about disciplining or firing them.
    09-03-2012, 09:36 AM
I hate working but love it at the same time. I took a class this summer so I could get rid of my three jobs and just have one (best move ever!) I love the nursing home I work in but its def a lot of work. I think I like it so much because of the people, and my shift. I work 7am-3pm. Which at my other jobs I would work basically all day and night. I like how I have my nights back! :)
    09-03-2012, 11:35 AM
I work in a nursing home as well ESPIE and love it. I work in an office as a MDS Nurse and at other jobs doing the same thing I had more than enough to keep me busy, but with four nurses doing the same job in the same office, there is a lot of down time.
When I was working the floor there was barely time to squeeze in a bathroom break and the days just flew by. I was able to interact with the residents more and with different staff members and really enjoyed it.
The reason I got off the floor and into the office is because I have Fibromyalgia and Idiopathic Neuropathy and it became very hard for me to be on my feet all day, although it's hard to sit all day too so I have to get up and walk around frequently. I do prefer the office to the floor, but don't like the down time. This is one of those "take the good with the bad" cases. Can't win for losing.
    09-06-2012, 11:47 PM
I work part time at the grocery store cashiering. I like to have my work be steady most of the time to make time go faster so I can get home. However, it is nice every once in a while to be "dead" so you can take some time to talk to your managers and other coworkers and get to know them. I like to stay busy though. I hate being at that place when it's dead and there's no one to talk to.

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