Thursday, August 27, 2009

She Works Hard For The Money

Raft3r now works 10 hours a day. I also work Saturdays – well, sometimes.

But that is nothing compared to my colleagues.

For instance, a female officemate logs in 12 hours a day plus weekend overtime.

Sunday overtime work has also been approved. But the office is having a hard time looking for supervisors who could pitch in.

Given this scenario, my female colleague will now work 12 hour shifts for 7 straight days. Does that make women more hardworking than men?

Folks from other departments are now envious of how much we earn because of overtime work.

Is money really that important?

Of course, I need money like the rest of the populace. In fact, I need it more than most people do.

But I would rather choose sleep over money any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

40 comments:

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

i hope it pays off big time

Raft3r said...

jerick, It always does. Hehe

Andy said...

Sabi nga nila, pera-pera lang yan. If you're well-compensated, go for the gold.

gillboard said...

To make money we lose our health, and then to restore our health we lose our money.. We live as if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived.

Nabasa ko lang to somewhere... baka makarelate ka lang.. hehe

Raft3r said...

andy, Nyahaha. Go for the gold ba? Hehe. Bronze na lang siguro. Hehe

gillboard, What happened to Gilbert?

the donG said...

this reminded me of my previous job where our normal working hour is 8hours but we end up working 12hours a day.

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

hmmmm tikom bibig ko busy rin ako e..

pero masarap talaga ang matulog at kailangan ko din ng pera. hehehe

wawa naman yung officemate mo, sana pag nag-day off siya ay mag-sideline pa siya este mag-Disney o mag-relax talaga. toxic!

Raft3r said...

the dong, Hehe. Don't you miss office work? =P

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Grabe yon. May pamilya na kasi, eh. Hehe

RaYe said...

haha.. i used to work long hours in my previous job. after almost 5 years there, i resigned.

the pay was good but eventually, your body will get tired. and when that happens, goodluck na lang sa health..


@gillboard, i think that was from george carlin.. :D

Raft3r said...

RaYe, Hehe. May trivia pa sa bandang dulo! Hehe

mitzi said...

If you're happy naman with what you're doing - kahit not miserable lang - okay na rin. And at least you have OT pay.. e pano naman yung mga OTY di ba? who can't just 'pitch in' kasi required. Glad i'm done with those days, but i miss the company where I worked na ganun. as in regular na ang umuwi ng 11pm-12mn. It helps I guess namasaya ka din sa mga kasama mo :D but burn out is really inevitable sa ganyan... so hinay-hinay din lang :D... hmmm, don't know if i made any sense there.. hehehe

eden said...

when i was single i used to do overtime even on weekends but ngayon that i am married, i hate if i can't go home on time.. lolzzz

Raft3r said...

mitzi, Hehe. I got your point. Clear nga, eh. Hehe

eden, Bakit nga family life changes one's priorities?

Wendy said...

10 hours everyday? Kakapagod yan! And if your job requires you to sit in front of your desk most of the time, nakakataba yan. I should know. Not that I work 10 hours a day. Graduate na 'ko sa ganun. Ang hirap kasi. Pag Sunday, di ako makatayo sa pagod. Tulog lang maghapon. Not a great way to live hehe.

Raft3r said...

wendy, I want your life. Hehe

len said...

Money is very important but it is not everything. :p

laieesha said...

i once worked 12 days straight with no days off... i've also worked 2 straight 13-hour days. that was last year and it hasn't happened since... it was worth it for the amount of money i got, as long na hindi all the time.. otherwise, nakakapagod both physically and mentally!

like you, i'd rather sleep in on weekends talaga! im a sloth on my days off...

Raft3r said...

len, Sleep is more important!

laieesha, Sarap matulog ano?

Liz said...

10 hours a day! Talagang nakakapagod yan, pero di bale well compensated naman pala.

Have a terrific weekend!

Raft3r said...

liz, Babawi tayo. Until Tuesday wala akong pasok. =)

atticus said...

hmmm, kaya ako lumayas eh. they were giving me assignments that would effectively mean spending 14 hours a a day in the office. which means i have lousy bosses. so i walked away than permanently damage friendships that can still be saved, not now, but in the future.

not taking a break can be deadly. don't do it. stress is real, and it can really mess up your health.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Don't worry. Di ako pumasok ngayon. Hehe

len said...

I supermegaduper agree with you. Sleeping is the best, in fact, I had a 10 hour sleep from last night. hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Ako din. Hehe. May afternoon nap pa ako kanina-kanina lang. Hehe

The Scud said...

yan ang pinaka-ayoko. working on weekdays and holidays. i don't really care about the extra pay. i need my days off too.

Raft3r said...

the scud, Naku. Tama ka dyan! Masarap matulog. Sobra. Hehe

pete said...

Sa akin mo ibigay. Ako ang magtratrabaho.

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Pwede!

Beth said...

I believe so too!

For someone like me who's so deprived of sleep because my body clock/system just won't let me sleep for more than 6 hours a day, I believe I'd rather have enough good sleep than more money.

But come to think of it, I think I'd rather be someone who can't sleep because I'm working hard and earning more than be someone who can't sleep because I don't have money in my pocket. :(

Siguro moderation is the key pa din. Enough sleep, enough work, more money! hahaha! mali analogy ko! biased! mukhang pera pa din! :)

Bahala ka na alamin kung anong tutoo diyan sa comment ko :)

Raft3r said...

beth, Feeling ko kulang ka sa tulog kaya ganyan ang comment mo. Hehe

Beth said...

siguro nga! ksi aga ko gumising kanina, 5 am e wala naman pasok then 12:30 am na gsing pa din ako! Good sleep is really something I want to have!

Will visit you again tomorrow to read your other posts! Good morning! :)

Random Student said...

work hard young. you may not die young, but you will grow old painfully LOL

Judayski said...

Is money really that important?

YES.

At this point in time ha. Kiber na muna sa prinsipyo.

Raft3r said...

beth, Good morning. Rest ka muna before reading my posts. =)

random student, Nyahaha. I like that!

judayski, I feel you. Dami kong bayarin ke Lettuce next month. Insurance, registration, maintenance. Patay!

bisaja said...

Hindi ako maiinggit sa OT. Kapagod yun. And isa pa, hate ko ang OT. Hahaha! I'd rather go for the graveyard shift than mag OT.

Kaya lang, pag graveyard shift naman, wala akong "social life". So tama tong career ko ngayon. Hahaha! Home econanay. Nyahaha!

Raft3r said...

bisaja, You live the good life! Hehe

wait said...

Hayssss OT not applicable hehe.
OTy meron : ( huhu

Raft3r said...

wait, Yan pinakaayaw ko. OTY. Hehe

bestfriend said...

kaya ka pala hindi nakaka attend ng mga birthday parties namin...dito wala ng OT...very low season kami, 1 day processing time na nga lang ang TRV, pero sa website 10 - 15 working days pa din...hehehe...siguro sa winter olympics tambak trabaho ulit

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Wow. Sanyo ang Winter Olympics? Big time talaga! Hehe