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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Time and Money

We all remember working our first job, probably down at the local retail store or at some food service restaurant. When we worked at these places, our managers made it known that time was money. That while you were on the clock, you better be busy or look busy. Simply put, if you were slacking off or doing something you shouldn't be doing you were punished.

In every single one of my previous jobs, time was money. I am now in my career path (look left at avatar) that I enjoy, and no I'm not a jackass or sit around and eat donuts all day or hammer young kids with expensive cars or the ones with the leaf blower sound to them. Instead, I go out with a job to do and make sure I do my job effectively with results. At the end of the day I like to reflect back and see that I accomplished something.

I use my time wisely and keep busy. I wish I could say the same for my co-workers. Now I'm not bashing my co-workers, great group of men and women with the same passion I have, however they simply do not have the same ambition or work ethic that I do. More or less, they sometimes sit around hours on end wasting time with pointless non-sense.

I could babble on and tell you countless stories that would just bring on law enforcement hate and trash talk. Which I do not care, you may all go right ahead and tash it up all you would like.

However, since I do not have the opportunity to explore another career path. I am curious what is your career path like and does it entail hard work and a time/money aspect.

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Re: Time and Money

I'm a consultant that gets paid hourly. Time is certainly money. I have a good work ethic on the important, productive parts of the job. I'm a horrible procrastinator at the boring parts of my job (large compliance surveys, etc.). I've always been the "go to" guy at every company I've worked for when it came to important things, but my office is always a freakin' mess. I'm so busy nowadays, that at least I have an excuse....
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Re: Time and Money

I played solitaire for 4 hours today, I took a 2 hour lunch, and sat in on a sales meeting for 2 hours.

I accomplished, exactly nothing today. In all fairness though, our network was down (fuck you verizon), so I couldn't dispatch out to any calls, or see any of my calls to actually do work.

Is it just me, or does solitaire get more difficult the more games you play?

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Re: Time and Money

[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=182391.msg3860192#msg3860192 date=1289867104]


Is it just me, or does solitaire get more difficult the more games you play?
[/quote]Yes.
In my industry, we "hurry up and wait". Meaning work hard when there is work to be done, but when that task is complete, chances are good we're waiting on the client so we can continue.
Alot of down time, hence why I spend a fair amount of the day on here.


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the poor field engineers here have to account for every minute of their time (in 15 minute increments). All time must be charged against a customer or client account. bummer for them.

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[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=182391.msg3861016#msg3861016 date=1289931870]
the poor field engineers here have to account for every minute of their time (in 15 minute increments). All time must be charged against a customer or client account. bummer for them.
[/quote]Thats like me too. Have to have a job number which gets billed to the client so I can get my extra money ontop of my base salary. So it's incentive to work a bit harder.


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