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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
Excluding those who are self employed, who else has managed to do this.
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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.
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!
Work? Ah yes, I remember that.
As I'm coming up for retirement I negotiated a drop in working hours ( with a drop in salary ) & 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.
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.
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
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.......
Blimey Ade. That's bloody rotten.
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
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
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.
Tried several times and it didn't work out much to my annoyance 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!
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.
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
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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