View Full Version : Poll: How Much Time do You Spend Actually Working? (NSR)
03-04-2004, 11:51 AM
Out of sheer curiosity and because I watched Office Space for the umpteenth time last night, I am wondering - how much time, of your average 8 hour worday, do you spend actually working?
03-04-2004, 12:01 PM
Work? I haven't done that in months!
03-04-2004, 01:45 PM
heh... its funny how no one really wants to answer this
03-04-2004, 01:47 PM
I'd say in a given week I get a good 15 minutes of work done.
03-04-2004, 01:50 PM
Too bad you can't say to your boss "you know, I usually only really work about three hours per day, so I'm just going to come in from noon until three tomorrow, m'kay?"
03-04-2004, 02:04 PM
Ha! Great Poll. Fuckin' A.
03-04-2004, 02:17 PM
Monday thru Friday minimum 6:30am - 5:00pm. Half hour for lunch. Sometimes have to pull a Saturday also. Wht the FUCK am I thinking???????
03-04-2004, 02:20 PM
Non of you business, not let me get back to the board!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
03-04-2004, 02:50 PM
Some days it's less than 15 minutes but others it's 10+ hours.
I'm self employed. If I don't work, I don't eat.
It's still not too bad though. I'm out on the road until noon and then spend the afternoon in my home office doing paperwork. I know I could not survive for ten seconds crammed in a cubicle somewhere. Really, this is about as removed from a real job as you can get. I've been at it for 25 years now so I guess it's a career. Decent money small amounts of b.s. and I pretty much control my own destiny. The down side is my busy season conflicts with skiing however, I take a lot of long weekends to make up for it.
03-04-2004, 05:59 PM
That will change soon.
Edit: I forgot to add that there's a few studies out that suggest that there's only actually 28 hours of "work" done in the typical 40-hour week. I tend to believe it. People that only contribute the base 40-hours to their employers are normally weak. Anyone that thinks or practices a 40-hour work week doesn't usually last too long nowadays.
03-04-2004, 07:36 PM
The answer to climbing the corporate ladder:
It's not how hard you work. It's how hard you appear to be working.
Some days I would have nothing to do and spent nearly the whole day on the board. Other days, I'd have a ton of shit and would stay late to finish it. That was just the nature of my job. The funny thing was that even though I was bored out of my mind from a general lack of work (I asked numerous times for more), people thought I was doing a kick ass job.
03-04-2004, 07:49 PM
Agreed 100% Arty. In my previous days in the corporate world, I busted my butt. It was tough work, both physically and mentally, (which doesn't happen too often (as it's normally one of the other)). When I actually got lunches, I refused to shop talk, and I made friends with people I worked with.
I had a couple of meetings with my boss about the "perception" that I wasn't doing the best job I could. Even though we agreed that everything that was actually measureable was being done at or above expectations, it didn't matter. If someone "perceived" that I wasn't doing my work, then I wasn't. This "perception" ultimately led to the demise of my position. I thought doing a good job was actually working at it and doing a good job. I know better now. I see you and I both met the same fate, but took different paths.
"find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life"
05-13-2004, 03:42 PM
Bump for relevance to the "what do you do at work" thread on page 1 today
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