The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

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How often do you take work home with you?

Every day
4
11%
2-3 times a week
7
18%
Only when absolutely necessary
13
34%
Never
14
37%
 
Total votes: 38

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The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

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 3 - taking work home

Postby Quaco » 13 Jun 2012, 03:13

Only occasionally.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jun 2012, 03:23

Almost every day, but I am allowed to work at home when it makes sense to do so.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 03:51

Never. I come into office most Sundays and get to work around 6am though.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Jun 2012, 05:22

Only when it's something urgent that crops when I'm already home. I long ago realised that work and family do not mix and try my best to completely switch off from work as soon as I get home.

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Postby fire and fueryIre » 13 Jun 2012, 06:48

I work from home so the issue for me is going out. Have lost count of the number of times clients expect you to go to their office to take briefs for jobs whose budgets barely cover the taxi fare there and back never mind the time involved.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 13 Jun 2012, 10:23

All the time. It never goes away.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Jun 2012, 13:11

I'm planning on going in on Saturday to do some stuff, but I never bring it home.

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Postby Seymore Porn » 13 Jun 2012, 13:59

My business partner resolutely refuses to learn how to turn a computer on, so I do online banking, paying bills and stock ordering from home.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Ray K. » 13 Jun 2012, 14:27

Yep - my office is a virtual one for the most part so I always do a little something at home. Sometimes it's usually responding to e-mails, maybe drafting a motion or evening phone consultation.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby hookfinger » 13 Jun 2012, 15:19

I find certain jobs are much easier and enjoyable from home, such as payroll, banking, and P&L's. Oftimes I will leave for the afternoon to do this so I am still doing during the hours I would normally be at work and I still have to answer calls from all the stores.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Jumper k » 13 Jun 2012, 15:32

Never, I stay until what needs to be done is done.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Corporate whore » 13 Jun 2012, 17:07

As I work from home when I don't need to on the road I answered 'Every Day', but in reality it depends on where we are in the work cycle.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby souphound » 13 Jun 2012, 17:17

I generally carry some work home, just in case I get bored. :roll:

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby LeBaron » 13 Jun 2012, 18:09

A few times a year I make copies of a trial record and take it home to read. Slightly more often, I'll come to my office at night or on the weekend.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Polishgirl » 13 Jun 2012, 18:50

Only occasionally. It's difficult because:

1) we have the most stringent confidentiality/data protection stuff going on.

2) I can't access a lot of the stuff I need from home. If I do take stuff home, it tends to be paper-based, like bankruptcy paperwork etc.

3) If I do bring work home, it inevitably goes back to the office, "embellished" with muddy cat paw prints.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 20:15

Every day 3 voters 12%
2-3 times a week 5 voters 19%
Only when absolutely necessary 10 voters 38%
Never 8 voters 31%

That's 26 voters which is 3 less than responded to Question 2.

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

Every day 15%
2-3 times a week 17%
Only when absolutely necessary 40%
Never 28%

Hmmmmm...
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby John_K » 13 Jun 2012, 20:50

At the moment never, most of my work is site based.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Matty Red Sox » 13 Jun 2012, 20:56

I'm a teacher, even though I try to bring as little home as possible, I frequently must.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 3 - taking work home

Postby Copehead » 13 Jun 2012, 21:40

Never,
one of the perks of the job

Occasional crap like applying for visas to deal with
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