My little taste

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My little taste
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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 11:53am

Today I am getting a little taste of what it would be like if I were to SAH rather than WOH.   I am off work and DH is working.

I am getting  the errands done that I usually do Friday evening/weekends. Really enjoyed doing my grocery shopping when the stores were fairly empty.  In a bit I am going out for lunch with DD3.

I do realize that it is just a small taste.  If I were home full time I would not be doing laundry, grocery shopping or going out for lunch every day and there are some things that I would be doing that I am not today. 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:49am

<<And? I just answered this to Savcal. That would be 35-40 MORE free time in a week if you did not work. You seem to be online ANYWAY at work so what would be the difference except that you get a paycheck. Do you need the money THAT badly?>>

And...you are wrong, working doesn't take up the majority of my time.  You were wrong, based on simple math alone.  Ah, more lies....is it possible to stick to debating the comments instead of what you assume incorrectly about my personal life?  Again, you are confusing want and need..

<<Interesting as with a big company, you would have KNOWN the day before a holiday if you were going to be off the day after the holiday. >>

I knew what the company policy was, you just didn't read my comments correctly and of course you assumed incorrectly.  Agaain.  

<<Yeah you WANT to work even though you spend the day on online messageboards. Why is that?>

Now you are confusing my time spent here with yours.  Why is that?  lol.


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:49am

<<"I said if you are working full time, the majority of your time is working, not doing things you would be doing if you were not working."

Math isn't your strongest subject, is it?  168 hours in a week. 40-50 spent working.  So 118-128 spent not working. So working is NOT the majority of most people's time.  Shoot, take out sleeping (56 hours - for a HIGH average) and you still have 56-72 hours spent not working. Still not the majority.

And? If you are not working, you have 40-50 MORE free hours a week.>>

And...working isn't the majority of one's time. 

No but it DOES take 40-50 (the average) hours a week that could be used to do something else.

<<Yes they could but do you think that the majority of people that work WOULD work if they didn't have to?>>

While I think a good many people work because they need to work (notice the difference here between need and want), there is also a good number of people who work because they want to work.  I also know people who need to work, who would work even if they didn't have to work just like there are people who have to work and choose not to work.

So you never have heard ANYONE say that if they won the lotto they would never work again? Even someone who loves to go to work? 


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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:51am

<<No but it DOES take 40-50 (the average) hours a week that could be used to do something else.>>

And as I said waaaaaay back there, my 35-40 hours a week is a good use for my time, it benefits my family and me.  I like to work.


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:53am

<<So you never have heard ANYONE say that if they won the lotto they would never work again? Even someone who loves to go to work? >>

Where is that picture of the red herring when one needs it.....

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:55am

<<And? I just answered this to Savcal. That would be 35-40 MORE free time in a week if you did not work. You seem to be online ANYWAY at work so what would be the difference except that you get a paycheck. Do you need the money THAT badly?>>

And...you are wrong, working doesn't take up the majority of my time.  You were wrong, based on simple math alone.  Ah, more lies....is it possible to stick to debating the comments instead of what you assume incorrectly about my personal life?  Again, you are confusing want and need..

Again, it is 40-50 hours (the average) that could be used to do something else. 

<<Interesting as with a big company, you would have KNOWN the day before a holiday if you were going to be off the day after the holiday. >>

I knew what the company policy was, you just didn't read my comments correctly and of course you assumed incorrectly.  Agaain.  

So YOU were going to make the decision if you were going to take off? When did you plan to tell your boss, that day? You do that often, leave them hanging because you KNOW that NO ONE else can do your job if you don't give them enough notice. BAER. Again, it is obvious you work in a smaller office.

<<Yeah you WANT to work even though you spend the day on online messageboards. Why is that?>

Now you are confusing my time spent here with yours.  Why is that?  lol.

No, I have never said that I was the only one that could do what I do at work, unlike yourself. Laughing


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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 11:55am

springfever2013 wrote:
And? Do you do that every.single.week of the year? No, so that really does not pertain. I know a lot of people that take Mondays or Fridays off in the summer. They don't do that all year long.

If I wanted to, I could.  There are lots of people here who take off pretty much every other Friday all year long, because they have so much leave built up that they will lose it, unless they take off.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 12:02pm

<<Again, it is 40-50 hours (the average) that could be used to do something else. >>

Again, you were wrong....it is still not the majority of the week.  

<<So YOU were going to make the decision if you were going to take off? When did you plan to tell your boss, that day? You do that often, leave them hanging because you KNOW that NO ONE else can do your job if you don't give them enough notice. BAER. Again, it is obvious you work in a smaller office.>>

Yes and to address your "questions".  I didn't have to tell the boss, it's not leaving anyone hanging and there really isn't "notice" to be given, my job is deadline driven, I meet my deadlines and I set my own schedule.  It's not really complex, I guess you don't understand this type of job, you never have despite countless explanations.

<<No, I have never said that I was the only one that could do what I do at work, unlike yourself. >>

Which really doesn't have anything to do with the message boards.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 12:03pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>Do you do that every week? I would be doing that every week or every other week if I did not work.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Every week, no.  But actually I could; I have enough leave accrued that I could go a full year of not working Fridays.    But I am actually taking 3 of the four fridays in July off.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>But you DON'T. THAT is my point.  </strong></p>

That may be your point now ... but only because your original point was refuted.  Taking every Friday off is not the penultimate indicator that people who work have to change their schedules more than people that don't.  

In fact, your OP that started this "fridays off" subthread, stated "a day off" - not a Friday, not every Friday. 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 12:09pm

"You do that often, leave them hanging because you KNOW that NO ONE else can do your job if you don't give them enough notice. "

 

Nice reworking of earlier statements!  You're quite talented at that.    Did you forgot that my whole position on that subject rested on *long-term* absences? not a single day absence?  Oh, that's right ... you didn't forget, you just refused to acknowledge it in the first place.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 1:10pm

<<No but it DOES take 40-50 (the average) hours a week that could be used to do something else.>>

And as I said waaaaaay back there, my 35-40 hours a week is a good use for my time, it benefits my family and me.  I like to work.

So are you telling me that you mainly work for the money?

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