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silverdollarmagic 09-02-2012 11:25 PM

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 http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...es/redface.gif

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!

tinyliny 09-02-2012 11:44 PM

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!

silverdollarmagic 09-03-2012 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 1669390)
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.

Walkamile 09-03-2012 12:34 AM

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! :lol:

When at home, I try to cram in as much as I can. Hmmmm, I see a pattern here.:think:

Missy May 09-03-2012 12:53 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.

Meatos 09-03-2012 07:35 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 car...it's a pretty good day!!!

Faceman 09-03-2012 08:31 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.

ESPIE413 09-03-2012 08:36 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! :)

silverdollarmagic 09-03-2012 10:35 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.

Corazon Lock 09-06-2012 10:47 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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