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What time do you wake up for work?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Connemara, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I'm trying to phrase this as diplomatically as possible....comparing my life to yours....does it really seem to you like I'm the one that's part of the walking dead? I mean, I hate having to work, but I don't let that set my attitude towards life. I think a person's attitude towards life is one of those macro things that is going to overshadow everything they do...or don't do.

    G'luck on that woman hunt though. She would be a keeper. ;)
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

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    I think it is crazy how many people comapre "desk jobs", or "corporate america", or "wage slaves" to horrific things like zombies and slaves or whatever. Quite frankly I like what I do, I like sitting at a desk and I like getting things done and getting paid to do it. Sure sometimes you are tired, and don't feel up to par, but ultimately I love what my company has given me in terms of my life outside the office. A job is not an endpoint, it is the means to afford you what else you want from life. I am ok with this.
     
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    :thumbs-up:
     
  4. Piobaire

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    Pretty much +1.

    I would of course prefer not to work but there's that whole issue of poverty, an issue I'm intimately familiar with, and would prefer not to reaquaint myself with.
     
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    What kind of C-level exec are you? So 99%. *shakes head*

    I do agree with you and PB. It's a very youth philosophy that you should love everything about your work. Having a job that you find interesting is far more important to actually forcing yourself to get up and work, but ultimately work's benefits are money to do something you actually enjoy in life.
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    IDK, I think this guy knows what he's talking about:


    :laugh:
     
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    I get up at 7:30 or 8 pretty much every day. I'm generally working by 8:30 or 9.
     
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    Every minute that the restaurant is open for business, I am there. Does that mean that I mean more to my company than you do to yours? SCORE!
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    Could mean he has better people to make decisions when he is gone! :)
     
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    No doubt his employees are more functional than mine.
     
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    this sort of hooks into something that I was thinking about last week - how hard it is to teach yourself to delegate and trust your reports. I was at a trade show last week, and I didn't get involved in either set up or break down, for the first time in my life. something like 200 trade shows, I've never been able to completly delagate both set up and tear down, until last week.

    It's a huge part of being a good manager, being able to let other people do things, and not watch over their shoulder. so, the question is kwilk, could you teach somebody to do your job well enough to manage without you fro a few hours, or a few shifts?
     
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    Considering the only employees are my boss and I and we aren't allowed to hire anyone else because the club is in huge debt, that's doubtful. If we actually could hire someone, I'd have absolutely no problem taking one night a week off.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    Notice my comment was concerning when one was not at work vs. being a work slave?

    YOU LIVE ON YOUR KNEES!
     
  14. kwilkinson

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    I am a work slave. But my point is that the longest I'm ever away from work is one full day. You take much more than that. Thus, I am more important to my company than you are to yours. So, basically, I should be making what you make instead of $9.50 an hour. I will print this thread out and show it to my GM.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

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    Does importance of industry to society have anything to do with compensation? :confused:
     
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    Actually, since there's apparently only you and your boss in the kitchen, you are far, far more important to the daily operations of your organization than I am. However, I deal with daily operations as little as possible and attempt to delegate everything I can as my role is somewhat different, hence making my "value" of a different nature.
     
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    Not at all. Not that that's the reason why I get paid so poorly. But not at all.

    WRONG. I am the most important of anyone to any company in any capacity.
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

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    Sure it is not perfect, but I don't agree.
     
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    So my job is useless to society, but since you work in a bank or finance or something like that, society would fall apart without you?
     
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    No, no, I don't mean that. I am just saying that industries that hold a lot of employment, or have a greater impact on economic growth, or stability as a whole people in general are compensated more. This, includes in some degree risk, and I don't work in a bank/finance.
     
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