Do you work on the weekends?

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Do you work on the weekends?
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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 12:35pm

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-04/why-we-work-on-the-weekend

Is it required for you? Is it at a second job or at your main profession?

I have often worked on weekends, but haven't done so for the last few months. I've had a lot more free time recently, and it's been good. I do worry that I'm losing my competitive edge, though, and still try to sqeeze job training into my days.

In any case, I hope you had a good weekend!

Liz


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 07-01-2013 - 2:03pm

I might check in on things over the weekend, just depends on how the week goes.  When I worked full time, I would work some time on the weekends depending on if we had financials due, inventory or something of that nature. 

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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 2:24pm

The article included at least one person mentioning that the workplace involved coworkers trying to be the last one working, like that was some sort of bigger dedication to the company than the rest of the employees who "left early." That type of situation would be annoying to me. Of course, I think I should work to get my stuff done, but just being in the office doesn't mean, in my mind, that an employee is somehow better than the others that finish tasks faster, work from home, or balance work and outside life better.

Liz


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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:41am
I've worked with people like that before, that the feeling was it looked bad if you were the first one to leave. With some of the upper management at my last job, that would be the case because they were all workaholics. After I started to have kids, my hands were tied and there wasn't anything I could do about it. I also had to develop the barrier that enabled me to leave work at work, I would have gone nuts otherwise if I was constantly stressing about it.