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Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
16 Jan 2012 2:27PM
For years I worked a standard five day week.

But now I can cram my full time job into 2 or 3 days, getting loads of free time and I`m loving it.

I work hard but now I can play hard Smile

Excluding those who are self employed, who else has managed to do this.

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whipspeed e2
10 4.0k 22 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 2:34PM
I'm lucky enough to have worked part time for the past 13 years as well for the same company. Initially meant to be afternoons, but I held out for mornings, so I do 9-1 3 days a week and 8-12 the other 2, which used to be used for after school activities, but now with son off at uni, I have time for me.
16 Jan 2012 3:03PM
I am at work for 7 -7.30 in the morning and leave around 4 -4.30 in the afternoon and for that I try to finish on a Friday around 11.30-12 noon. Just having the Friday afternoon makes it worthwhile but wouldn't say no to an earlier start to take all of Friday off!
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
16 Jan 2012 4:16PM
Work? Ah yes, I remember that. Smile
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
16 Jan 2012 4:18PM
As I'm coming up for retirement I negotiated a drop in working hours ( with a drop in salary Sad) & now work a 3 day week. Normally Tues-Thurs but I'm flexible to cover other days as necessary.
Unfortunately with the lousy weather we've had over the last few months it hasn't done anything for my photography.
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
16 Jan 2012 4:23PM
I work four afternoons a week. It does mess up the day working pm but I'd rather that than have to crawl out of bed at gawd-o-clock and a cold winter morning. I'm not as dedicated as some of you here. But today I left early but just too late to do anything worthwhile.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 4:39PM
I had 3 wonderful years running my own business and arranging my schedules to allow time for photography wherever I happened to be that day.

Then the economy decided I was having too much fun.

Now I'm an 8-5 wage slave 5 days a week Sad
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
16 Jan 2012 4:39PM
I was medically retired from work due to an accident which left me disabled 18 years ago, used to be an HGV1 driver.......I'd do anything to be able to go back to work! Unfortunately due to suffering a broken spine and having a brain injury it ain't never going to happen. But I can assure folk that not being able to work isn't as much fun as one might think.......

Ade
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
16 Jan 2012 4:43PM
Blimey Ade. That's bloody rotten. Sad
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
16 Jan 2012 4:52PM
S*** happens as they say......I'm ok, just walking wounded, fortunately........Just wanted to make the point though that not being able to work isn't quite all it's cracked up to be Sad

Ade
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
16 Jan 2012 5:09PM

Quote:But I can assure folk that not being able to work isn't as much fun as one might think.......


Yes not good at all, been there a couple of times, I`st time before, during and after a big op, a total of 12 months off, then more recently being out of work for 48 weeks following a sacking Smile

I also get paid for all my breaks including lunch (never ever got this before) and due to my working pattern I get pretty much a week off every other week (6 days) feels almost like a weeks paid holiday every other week.

Ade is there nothing you can do, how about retraining.
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
16 Jan 2012 5:13PM
Tried several times and it didn't work out much to my annoyance Sad The problem lies mainly with the brain damage. I don't really want to expand on it too much, obviously because it's personal..........Let's just say I'm as mad as a hatter! Tongue

Ade
lemmy 7 2.0k United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 5:16PM

Quote: But I can assure folk that not being able to work isn't as much fun as one might think


No, nothing is when it is forced on you. You've got some nice pictures on show though, so happily your injury hasn't impeded you in that respect.
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
16 Jan 2012 5:31PM

Quote:You've got some nice pictures on show though


Thanks Lemmy, although it can do at times.......Anyway's enough of me, I've hijacked this thread enough with all my woes Smile

AdeGrin
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
16 Jan 2012 6:24PM
Don't miss the 9-5....

Do miss the money....

in fact, that's all I miss....

being a wage slave isn't fun

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