I Work Too Hard

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 157 People

    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

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    Nov 12, 2015


         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 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

    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...
    surferboy21 surferboy21
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2012

    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

    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

    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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