The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

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Are you working more hours than three years ago?

Yes I am working more hours
10
24%
My hours are about the same as three years ago
19
46%
No I am working fewer hours
9
22%
I wasn't working three years ago
2
5%
Unsure
1
2%
 
Total votes: 41

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The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 02:50

A series (just 5) of poll questions on the above.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Sambient » 13 Jun 2012, 03:10

Not at the same job as I was three years ago. Working less hours, though that's not what I had believed I was hired to do.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Quaco » 13 Jun 2012, 03:12

I'm freelance, and three years ago, I wasn't working much at all. I'm in the middle of a long-term stint, so now I'm back to 40 hours a week. So, working more than three years ago.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jun 2012, 03:22

I did the same work for a different employer three years ago. I probably work about the same...perhaps a little more now due to the specific demands of my position.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 03:50

It's more. I think it goes up each year. no reason why it should but the constant drive to switch costs away from salaries to reduce costs or increase returns has gotten out of hand these days.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Jun 2012, 05:37

The same. I long for the day when the construction industry switches to five day working weeks instead of six but it doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon.

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Postby fire and fueryIre » 13 Jun 2012, 06:42

See reply in hours section. Recession has caused freelance work to fall off a lot this year. Was a bit worried about this to begin, but while income has fallen a lot am now really enjoying the shorter hours and weekends off.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Jun 2012, 13:10

After jobs being sporadic for a year and a half, I'm back to working about the same hours as I did at other jobs.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Seymore Porn » 13 Jun 2012, 13:56

When we opened the shop last year, I was making myself ill by working incessantly. Now that the shop is established, I'm in for 21 hours one week and 15 the other. I still do a bit of work online at home and my son does one day a week for me. If he was unable to do that, I'd have to work another 7 1/2 hours/week.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Ray K. » 13 Jun 2012, 14:25

Three years ago I was working for a small law office. The year before, when I started, I stepped into a well oiled machine. For whatever reason (I suspect some outside mismanagement) my employer cut most of the staff. That meant my work load increased, my hours increased, my pay remained the same. Was not a great year as far as I'm concerned. Now I work less (though I wouldn't mind if that increased a bit).

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Jumper k » 13 Jun 2012, 15:33

A little more but with more responsibility and a much higher salary comes the expectation.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Livet » 13 Jun 2012, 16:24

Same hours with a bit more work (which is good).
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Corporate whore » 13 Jun 2012, 17:05

About the same.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby souphound » 13 Jun 2012, 17:21

I've had this job for 21 years now. Pretty much the same hours.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby LeBaron » 13 Jun 2012, 18:06

I answered less, but then realized I've had this job for more than three years. Before that, I definitely worked more as I was actively practicing.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Polishgirl » 13 Jun 2012, 18:46

Same. It's the same job as 3 yrs ago.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 20:12

Yes I am working more hours 9 voters 31%
My hours are about the same as three years ago 11 voters 38%
No I am working fewer hours 7 voters 24%
I wasn't working three years ago 1 voter 3%
Unsure 1 voter 3%

That's 29 voters which is 10 less than responded to Question 1.

A recent NZ poll (in the NZ Listener) had the following results:

Yes I am working more hours 31%
My hours are about the same as three years ago 44%
No I am working fewer hours 20%
I wasn't working three years ago 4%
Unsure 1%

What could it mean?
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby John_K » 13 Jun 2012, 20:48

Certainly working longer hours at the moment. Three years ago I was in a salaried position with a city centre practice, which was struggling to hold onto us during the construction downturn.

I could leave the house at 8.30, and arrive at my desk around 9, then leave around 5.30 to be home just after 6.

Now I leave the house at 6.30, barely reaching the site in time to get my site gear on in time to meet contractors for daily updates at 8.15. I leave at 6 and arrive home at 7.30.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Copehead » 13 Jun 2012, 20:52

I have worked 12 hours ( or more ) a day for around 200 days a year for 17 years now
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 2 - working longer

Postby Matty Red Sox » 13 Jun 2012, 20:55

My hours increased by about 30% over the past three years... shitty.
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