Office "workers" bleating on about how hard they work.

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  • Everyone knows it’s not proper work.
    Sitting at a desk all day, except it’s not all day is it ? It’s 9 to 5 with an hour for dinner and frequent visits to the water cooler.
    If you don’t like it, get a proper job, digging ditches or shoveling coal or something.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Tougher than sitting under a bridge all day

    slackalice
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    Don’t worry, come Armageddon, shuffling bits of paper and tippy-tapping out stuff on a keyboard won’t have the same value as they do presently ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon binners
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    How dare you dismiss my essential contribution to a functioning and well rounded society?! Have you the remotest idea how hard it is to not go over the black lines with the felt tips when you’re colouring in? Have you?

    You haven’t got a clue how difficult is is! I’ve never been so insulted in all my life!

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    I’ve had manual jobs. I’ll take skivving half the day anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW manual jobs aren’t particularly difficult either. Couple of weeks and youre tuned into it.

    batfink
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    likewise, took 3 mins out of my arduous day of pressing buttons and talking to people on the phone to find this:

    user-removed
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    Nurses, financial analysists, photographers, cheese-makers. We’re all a bit lazy.

    Trolling aside, I’d love to bring an overworked office worker out to try my job – at night, at the side of the motorway, in freezing temperatures and all weathers. I’ve done the office nonsense and give me some of this any day though…


    Untitled by davetheblade, on Flickr


    Untitled by davetheblade, on Flickr

    oldgit
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    Agreed 9-5 is a bit outdated, always thought it odd that I start work two hours before the office opens.
    Then they can go to lunch for a whole hour at the same time every day and no one misses them.
    Then they leave 5pm on the dot.
    If you have a job you can stop just like that?

    jekkyl
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    I’d say my job is roughly 30% doing stuff and the rest of the time fannying about on the Web.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I’ve done the office nonsense and give me some of this any day though…

    Everybody everywhere loves jumping in muddy puddles.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    to be honest I had a meeting this morning, then dropped the missus at work went to pick some stuff up and have a cup of tea at the LBS, caught up with a few e-mails had lunch played a bit of skyrim then sorted out my flights and hotels for a work jolly next week.

    I only put down the 4hrs of work on my invoice though.

    Part Time is such hard work…

    mt
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    It’s hard work reading the forum all day. I’m paid way to little for the job.

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    I feel sorry for them. Poor things, all I do is hang around for the day then bugger off home…

    konabunny
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    Agreed 9-5 is a bit outdated, always thought it odd that I start work two hours before the office opens.

    Weird that I show up at the office two hours before I start working…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I agree poor things I had to drive one of these most yesterday at high speeds.

    Luckily after 9 hours on it I was allowed a break and then another 40 minutes before I was due to go home.

    Premier Icon wallop
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    I wish my office job was 9-5 ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    mssansserif
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    Should have stuck in at school…

    Don’t hate the players hate the game ๐Ÿ˜‰

    RichPenny
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    Trolling aside, I’d love to bring an overworked office worker out to try my job

    I’d just delegate the job back to you. Good point though, your job looks awful compared to mine.

    aP
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    According to some of the consultants I work with I only work gentlemen’s hours, and choose the colour of the wallpaper. What’s not to like?

    lemonysam
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    Office worker here. I work 9.45-5.45 because I’m no good at getting up in the morning. I usually knock off a bit early because I’m tired too.

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    [devil’s advocate]

    People who haven’t worked out that selling the product of your brain can earn you more money in less time and more comfort than selling the product of your labour and then come on here bleating about it need to think about where the problem really lies.

    [/devil’s advocate]

    to be honest, I find myself more tired after a day working at a desk than I do after a day doing physical work. It’s not the same tiredness but it’s more pervasive.

    The need to ‘switch off’ and do something is really strong and working at home means that opportunity is limited as I tend to go straight from my desk to cooking tea etc with now downtime that you’d get on even a short commute.

    tazzymtb
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    I have the fun of all of it..some days in the office some suited and bootted with clients or regualators and then other days doing mental hours on jobs and in situations that most folks would either poo themselves doing or vomit..mix of dangerous heights..confined spaces..explosuve atmospheres..and then on a good day..bits of person in a bag. And unlike the pure manual workers anf a lot if the standard office bods. .I haven’t had a holiday or day off in the past 18 years where I haven’t also ended up working at some point, or doinf a quick bit of consultancy for a major client…you lot don’t know you’re born…I tell ya ๐Ÿ˜€

    peterfile
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    To be fair, I’d be probably pretty bored in a job that I could be trained for in a year or two, not all of us want to do mind numbing manual work in the pissing rain, some actually enjoy doing stuff with their brainz (like surfing troll threads on a bicycle website).

    Agreed though, when it all goes a bit Walking Dead, fixing stuff will be a far more important skill than anything you can do from a desk. You only need to look at the fact that all world leaders came from manual job backgrounds to understand how well those skills transfer into a high pressure environment

    Pre Apocalypse , Boss says = “You there, fix that”
    Post Apocalypse, Tribal leader (prob not a sparky himself) says = “You there, fix that”

    Roll on the end of the world when we see the true worth of the non office working heros ๐Ÿ™‚

    passtherizla
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    Luckily for me I have been taking the apocalypse far more seriously than I do my day job… So hopefully my cisco qualifications that I use for work won’t haven’t impaired my other skills. But then I probably only do 10 hours of work a week the rest is spent preparing for impending doom.

    b r
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    Previously I had a hard ‘office’ job. Out at 6am and back at +7pm a couple of days a week with the rest been earlier/later and hotels plus constant travelling (ie couple of flights per week and 100 mile return trip commutes and w/e’s away in far off places).

    Often on the phone when I left home (with Asia) and when I phone come back (USA). And managing/leading over 50 staff plus reporting many projects to a plc Board. But I enjoyed it.

    I’ve an easy office job now. Easy as it’s public sector so short hours and plenty of holidays. Bloody hard on the brain, ie mental stress of constantly dealing with chaos and folk who’ve no idea how to do their jobs. My team are good though and my direct Boss is good (younger and learning all the time). This job makes me want to retire…

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    Who said a job has to be hard?

    atlaz
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    I’ve done crappy manual jobs in the past. As someone else said, once you’re tuned into them you can switch off and do them like a robot. Skilled manual work I’ve never tried but I didn’t like the unskilled type enough to want to try to make a career of it.

    peterfile
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    Luckily for me I have been taking the apocalypse far more seriously than I do my day job

    You’re not the only one. Whenever i’m googling for reviews of outdoor equipment, I always come across videos on youtube of people who are “preparing” for something very bad to happen. It’s actually quite scary, there seems to be a whole community of them, stashing weapons/tools/food etc and practising drills. Mostly american mind you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Houns
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    Eeewww Drac drives a white BMW. Chav ๐Ÿ˜›

    cfinnimore
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    Bearing in mind the average salary on here:

    I have been most miserable at work earning ยฃ10 an hour, 12 hours a day to put up fences or being a drayman. Only body work

    I have been happiest at work earning ยฃ8 an hour on a 40 hour week doing an excellent stock control job- mind and body work.

    Now I get minimum wage in a body only job while working on getting another brain and body job.

    I get the feeling from these threads that it’s very much “look at me, look at me”.

    Poor you. It could be worse.

    deadlydarcy
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    I like working with my hands to be honest. My brain isn’t so sharp so a bit of graft during the day gives it some downtime. I guess what I do is the right balance for me. There can be a few hours of boring graft, followed by a few hours of more crafty stuff that requires concentration and creativity. If I had a job where I was either completely knackered every day physically or struggled to “switch off”, I’d change it. I struggle with taking orders from someone so just keeping things between me and my clients (who are my boss anyway) works fine.

    TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTR, you’re right, I wouldn’t have a clue. I’m not qualified to. As such, I doubt very much you’re qualified to do what I from the comfort of my warm office with tea and coffee on tap and a pretty receptionist.

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    Ok, so this is a response to the “teachers” thread, but he’s right you know.

    freeagent
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    You won’t hear me bleating on about how hard my office job is..
    I’m a project manager for an Engineering department who build refrigeration kit for Navy Ships and Submarines.
    I’m out of the office one or two days a week, and mostly enjoy the job.. every day is different, and I’ve been to some cool places and work with some interesting people.
    I generally work 8.30 – 4.30 so get home in good time to see the kids before they go to bed.
    The pay is reasonable, better than I’d get if I was still on building sites/doing manual jobs that I spent 12 years doing previously.
    Plus I’m not out in the cold/wind/rain/snow.
    In fact it was standing on scaffolding in a gale about 11 years ago that made me decide to go back to Uni, get a proper qualification and get a career rather than a job.

    Oh, and I’ve got a white BMW as well ๐Ÿ˜€

    mudshark
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    I’m supposed to do a ‘professional day’. This generally seems to include 3 hours of commuting and eating lunch at my desk and trying to leave before 6pm without causing too much tutting. Unemployed now but trying to find more of the same for some reason.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    The only stres I’ve ever felt from all my jobs is either due to the idiots I’ve worked with (bosses in particular) or not having enough to do (ie. boredom).

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    Eeewww Drac drives a white BMW. Chav

    Not by choice, it’s bloody awful.

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    I’d say my job is roughly 30% doing stuff and the rest of the time fannying about on the Web.

    You need to join a union, 30% is way too much.

    konabunny
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    [devil’s advocate]

    People who haven’t worked out that selling the product of your brain can earn you more money in less time and more comfort than selling the product of your labour and then come on here bleating about it need to think about where the problem really lies.

    [/devil’s advocate]

    Are you posting from 1956 or something? Office work isn’t necessarily well paid or more comfortable than non-desk jobs.

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