How Many Hours Do You Work Each Week?
One of my readers on my website commented about how her husband had just taken over a lead position which resulted in him having to stay overnight often to get the work done.
Is this not the case with most of us who have a 9-5 job?
According to a Gallup Poll, full time U.S workers, on an average report working for 47 hours weekly but still U.S does not figure in the Top 10 countries with most working hours. In our wonderful state of Maharashtra, the maximum working hours as per the Bombay Shop & Establishment Act 1948 is 48 hours per week. I wonder what happened to the 40 hour work week? This excluding the amount and risk one takes from travelling to and from work.
Is Working Over Time and Spending Hours at Office the Answer To Get Things Done?
No, while there may be short term gains of putting in more hours at work, the long term negative consequences far outweigh the short term gains.
I am going to list the most obvious one’s below:
- You don’t get the adequate amount of sleep which is okay once in a while but disastrous if it continues for a long time.
- Without enough sleep you feel tired and fatigued all the time, not having time to exercise does not help and it ends up affecting your productivity.
- You are not able to spend “quality” time with your family [eating dinner while watching TV does not count] and nurture your existing relationships or create new ones.
- Because you are missing out on all the above, you hate your job now and end up doing something you hate for a living.
You will end up spending at least 30 years of your life doing a job when you would rather be doing something else.Sounds depressing doesn’t it?
It doesn’t have to be that way. You can take a decision to take responsibility of your own life.
If you have it in you to be successful and willing to put in the effort then you too can earn a living by doing what you love.
3o Day Writing Challenge: Day # 19