I Work Too Hard

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    I need a day off, or a few.

    you k now what make it a 2 week paid vacation. perfect! ahhhh if only
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2014


         On Sat 9th October I did 14.5 hours without a break. On Sat 10th October I did 11 hours. In two days I worked 25.5 hours. That means for those two days I spent more time at work than I did at home. Oh well, just think of the overtime. I should get a...
    heavymetaldishfairy heavymetaldishfairy
    36-40, M
    Nov 10, 2007

    I Work Too Hard

         I'm married with three kids and a mortgage. We're a single income family, and I had to give up a job with a higher hourly rate, because there wasn't enough hours. I'm now on a lower hourly rate, but have done 63 hours in my first week. This means that...
    heavymetaldishfairy heavymetaldishfairy
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2007

    I've just worked 7 days Monday - Sunday doing

    overtime at work well tired now looking forward to a day off tomorrow ;)
    mattwoody mattwoody
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2016

    It is not uncommon for me to work 10-12 hours a

    day. I started my own company about ten years ago and it is doing very well. Although I have a very nice salary I would like to take a step back to enjoy life more.
    PeterFarlock PeterFarlock
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2014

    im in heavy construction,

    a plumber. depending on the job, the pipe can weigh more than 180 lbs a stick, ..much more on welding jobs. ive got PTSD from the first gulf war. it makes me restless and hypervigilant / hyperactive. when im at work, its go, go, go. I hate it that I have to take a coffee break...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    51-55, M
    Nov 12, 2015

    My Job Is Consuming My Life.

    When I was growing up, I resented the fact that my parents worked constantly and never supported me in anything I did.  If I ever asked for something, the answer was always "no" and centered around reasons regarding work.  I never...
    unahermosamujer unahermosamujer
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 4, 2009

    Thankful For The Path I'm On

    It's not so often that I share my personal status this openly, but then again I know there are good people out there. It's not something I am proud of nor ashamed of. But it's a quality I have noticed is part of my personality. Just a little something about where I have come to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 23, 2012

    Time Pays Off!

    Every single job I've ever had I worked my butt off! I always give it everything I got and have an extremely excellent reputation on my work ethics. I have climbed to a managerial position in my current job in only 2yrs. It would have been much sooner but one manager held me back...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 20, 2012

    Work Too Hard

     I work too hard, but it is partially my fault. Frequently I see other people in the office chatting away, surfing the internet, or generally doing things not work-related. When I get to work, I am instantly in work-mode until the end of the day, whether I want to be or not...
    rndmmlnhstn rndmmlnhstn
    22-25, M
    Oct 18, 2009
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