How Hard do You Work?

Is your Working Week too Long?

Many people today claim that they are overworked. Perhaps for many this is true as employers demand more and more from their employees. In some countries people are economic slaves working for just a mere pittance. For others that work relatively short working weeks they still find time to moan and groan and expect good wages for very little in return. What about you? What are you doing in your working week? Are you over-burdened or just doing enough to get by?

These are personal questions and I am not expecting you to answer but comments on this post can be made at the bottom of the page. However for those people who are working very long hours and possibly commuting to and from work each day as well it may be time to stop and think. Is it your time to change? What can you do that will change your situation? You could of course look for another job or you could start your own business.

What have you done or plan to do to make sure that you make the most of your time? Please add your comments below.

Roland
The Entrepreneur Club

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8 thoughts on “How Hard do You Work?

  1. I think that big challenge here is that if you want to break free of a life of employment, you have to effectively work an additional 40 hours a week on top of the 50+ hours for your “real” job until the momentum takes over. However, by keeping this end in mind we can usually find the drive and determination to push through with it for as long as it takes.

    -John.

  2. I always try to work smart, rather than hard.

    Sometimes you get so engrossed in what you are doing you cannot see the wood for the trees. That’s the point to take a step back and try to get a strategic view of what you are doing. That’s not something everyone has the luxury of doing, working for yourself allows you to wear many hats, the biggest skill is in knowing when you need to be a tree feller or a forest ranger.

    Do you need to pull up trees or find a way out of the forest?
    .-= John Dickens´s last blog ..Twitter for Business Seminar =-.

  3. How many hours you work or how hard you work is irrelevant. The important thing is to enjoy what you do! I work anything from 35 to 55 hours a week as a driving instructor and around 20 hours a week as a musician. But I love both and wouldn’t give up any of either. If I want a break then I take time off. Simple!

  4. When I broke free from corporate life in a large agency, I was expecting to work longer hours to get my business up and running. I think it is all about the routine you fall into and how to find a good balance. For example, I am an early riser (I also have 2 small children!) and tend to be very busy from about 6am when it is quiet and I am most productive. I then take a break and go for a run or a swim and try and at least have a coffee with my family before getting stuck in again at 8.30am. To me this is a good routine and one i do most days.
    Working from home or at least being able to + iphones etc make it very hard to switch off. However, manage your clients’ expectations and you will be fine!

  5. I love this article and all the comments – makes for great discussion.
    So many points to make that I might end up writing an essay!!
    If people find that they are working long hours for no return it may be worth installing a time tracker. I use Fanurio. Type in all the activities you perform in a day/week along with your hourly billing charge. Every time you perform an activity set the timer clicking. The outcome will probably surprise you!

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