The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

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Is greater accessability, through email, cellphone etc changing your working hours

Yes, more than a little
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No
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Only a little bit
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The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 02:51

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

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 13 Jun 2012, 03:25

Definitely - I find myself doing little. It's or work all the time. My boss teases me about the 2am e-mails. :oops:
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Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 03:52

No. But given my position and pay I'm a rarity. I'm able, so far, to get away with it but others just stay on the job 24/7.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Jun 2012, 05:28

People generally have the courtesy not to call after work hours unless it's urgent but being badgered while trying to work is a pain and I generally have my best stress-free working days when I've either forgotten my phone or I'm working where there isn't a signal. It does have its advantages for sure but it definitely adds to the stress factor when compared to pre-mobile/email days when you coul be left to do a job without constant interference and get away from it at home.

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Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 06:00

I remember when someone got an email they'd yell out & we'd all go over to look :D
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Postby fire and fueryIre » 13 Jun 2012, 06:32

I work from home as a freelance writer/editor/creative director and I cannot believe how many times people call up on the phone with stupid queries about arcane grammatical points*. Others want to go through briefs you've read a million times line by line over the phone. When you gently remind them that that sort of thing can best be handled by email, they get all huffy ("Well it will only take a couple of seconds"). they simply cannot process the fact that you are in the middle of doing something else and they have just destroyed your concentation. Nor does it occur to them that the same rule applies to other people calling while you are in the middle of doing their jobs...

(* while this is an email will give you some indication of the idiocy I deal with about 20 times a day...

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Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 13 Jun 2012, 10:22

Modern technology hasn't changed my work hours, but it does mean I am not tied to the office. My blackberry is a godsend - I can go and pick up little dude from nursery but still do my work. 15 years ago I would have had to stay in the office to do it.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Jun 2012, 13:12

Cell phones too. A couple years ago, I was on vacation on the beach and my boss called me about some project.

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Postby Seymore Porn » 13 Jun 2012, 14:04

No. I work the same number of hours, it doesn't matter whether I'm in the shop or at home, if I'm working - I'm working.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby Ray K. » 13 Jun 2012, 14:30

I need clients - they call at all hours and I find one of the best way to get them is to always answer the phone (else they call the next chap on their list). I don't afford that same accessibility to them once they hire my though (generally that is).

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby Corporate whore » 13 Jun 2012, 15:14

Yes, I am 'on' all day, everyday including weekends and most vacations.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby Quaco » 13 Jun 2012, 15:56

It hasn't changed things. Sometimes we talk about doing things by e-mail instead of me coming in but only some clients like that. In general, I have to be onsite. And I never have to think about the job once I've left the building.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby LeBaron » 13 Jun 2012, 18:12

No impact. If I were a real lawyer like Ray I'm sure my answer would be different. When I was a real lawyer, all my clients were in prison, so they had to write me the old fashioned way.
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Postby Polishgirl » 13 Jun 2012, 18:51

No difference. Once I'm done, I'm done.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby beenieman » 13 Jun 2012, 20:18

Yes, more than a little 7 voters 26%
No 14 voters 52%
Only a little bit 6 voters 22%

That's 27 voters which is 1 more than responded to Question 3.

This is my own question. I was curious as to the extent being constantly available impacted on people. The idea thsat you should always be able to be reached.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby John_K » 13 Jun 2012, 20:53

Not at the moment, I cannot access my work email on this project remotely.

In the previous position it was incredible, I could start my day in Dublin, travel to site in Belfast while dialing into a project meeting in Cork while on the train.

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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby souphound » 13 Jun 2012, 20:55

Baron Benevolent wrote:When I was a real lawyer, all my clients were in prison...



Some track record you had huh? ;)
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Postby Matty Red Sox » 13 Jun 2012, 20:56

Parents can call me at any freaking hour and this sucks.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby LeBaron » 13 Jun 2012, 21:02

Souphound wrote:
Baron Benevolent wrote:When I was a real lawyer, all my clients were in prison...



Some track record you had huh? ;)


:)

For the record, I defended people who were either charged with committing new crimes in prison or were about to get out and were sued to determine whether they were sexually violent predators (allowing indefinite quasi-confinement).

I worked much harder then.
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Re: The pressures of work - Question 4 - acessability

Postby souphound » 13 Jun 2012, 21:10

Baron Benevolent wrote:
Souphound wrote:
Baron Benevolent wrote:When I was a real lawyer, all my clients were in prison...



Some track record you had huh? ;)


:)

For the record, I defended people who were either charged with committing new crimes in prison or were about to get out and were sued to determine whether they were sexually violent predators (allowing indefinite quasi-confinement).

I worked much harder then.



I actually figured that was the case, but thought it worthy of a little jokie. ;)
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