Leaving work on time

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  1. phase3begins

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    Back in the day, everyone finished TO time never mind about ON time.

    No taking work home
    No dealing with work-related stuff on the home phone
    No missing the kid's school 'do' because of work issues
    No dealing with work emails in your own time
    No mobile phone calls from work whilst having dinner.......

    People worked to live; not the other way around

    Happy days! (y)
     
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    I vote for wingman!
     
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    Eleven years retired, don't mention work please. :)
     
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    Also no mobile phone to take and look at at work no surfing the internet at work!!!!
     
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    Please stop using that four letter word it's very rude.:D
     
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    My two last jobs I was expected to work unlimited hours to get the job done. Don't miss that one bit.
     
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    After I was made redundant from my main job, I took a number of others to see out my time until I retired. In the last one, I was offered either a desk top computer, or a laptop "so I could take work home if I wanted"
    "Why would I want to do that?", I asked, which seemed to cause much puzzlement to my (all much younger) colleagues.
     
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    spent to much time in places where people don't get on with stuff , so they can play the 'stay late hero'...

    In a Pay review meeting , it was mentioned that I was always ' keen to leave'.. I countered with, 'you pay me to be here , and do a job, in the hours agreed, which I achieve by cracking on the instant I get in , and being well organized , to a point where I don't have to stay late to rush something for in the morning, I would ask the others why they struggle to achieve in 10 hours what I do in 8, and why'

    I was ready to quit the place anyway , so I didn't care really, but this lead to a long discussion , resulting in me actually getting promoted off the back of it . My style of personal communication ( get up and go ask) meant I could sort issues in minutes that would take hours of back and forth emails before you even found out what was actually wrong.

    Its a major failing of many businesses IMO that people just get bogged down with bollocks.
     
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    James, I can recall those days, but they passed quite a while ago :(. My contract was for 41 hours week, but I was expected to travel up and down the country for meetings and to see my people, attend conference calls with our customers early in the morning (ie 2 or 3 am), as well as do my own work. This pushed the normal working week up to approx. 60 hours, and still I was expected to respond to emails sent after midnight or before 6 am and to have my mobile on and answer it 24/7. I spent most of my time justifying mine and my team's existence to satisfy HR's performance management then still had to get the actual work done. When I retired, it was a tremendous weight off my shoulders. Do I miss work, no, definitely not. I have my life back now :)

    Cheers

    Trevor
     
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    You never been a lorry driver then!:)
     
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    You work a 40 hour week.......Oh yes I remember my first part time job :D.
     
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