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

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  • konabunny
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    I always feel like the point of these threads is for people to laugh at office workers and say

    “ha! we work harder than you and for less money!”

    “And you’re atrophying under strip lighting and surrounded by polyester and plastic”.

    Houns
    Member

    build refrigeration

    I’ve been to some cool places

    I’d blimmin hope they were cool 😛

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    Rusty Spanner – Member
    72 hours last week.

    I need a rest.I rather be a peasant than work that many hours!

    lemonysam
    Member

    I rather be a peasant than work that many hours!

    I just don’t think I could work those hours. I’d do even less than I do now.

    sbob
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    peterfile – Member

    I always feel like the point of these threads is for people to laugh at office workers and say

    “ha! we work harder than you and for less money!”

    erm…well done you?

    The plus side is that the manual worker hasn’t become completely emasculated.
    Seriously, the stench of oestrogen in here can be a fraction stifling.
    😆

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    I may work harder but I bet I don’t earn less than many office workers so I’ll stick to feeling happy about my choice of career…

    lemonysam
    Member

    but I bet I don’t earn less than many office workers

    That is of course the only important yardstick of success.

    peterfile
    Member

    That is of course the only important yardstick of success.

    Definitely not a yardstick of success, but for most it’s the only reason they give up most of their waking hours to work.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    The trouble with the protestant work ethic is that it’s so terribly po-faced.

    Lighten up people!

    My ‘office job’ certainly wasn’t 9-5 and did involve site work too – it was a reasonable salary of £40k+, company car and other benefits. To a degree I was my own boss and ended up in my position as a Contracts Manager from initially being out on site as a skilled op and working my way up.

    In the end it ground me down, partly due to myself and the way I managed things, but largely due to the actual working environment. I’m now back doing what I do best and wouldn’t go back. Fortunately, I am now my own boss of two businesses and I get paid very well for standing in a shitty hole at the side of the motorway.

    Downside – the supervisor working for the company I work for spent half the night covered in blood, helping walking wounded whilst the emergency services attempted to cut a mangled lad out of a car that had come through the works and rolled 50mtrs down the motorway on it’s roof. Not sure how he, or his pregnant g/f are doing – here’s hoping they are going to pull through 🙁 Fortunately none of the gang working nearby were injured, but it’s a dangerous environment.

    peterfile
    Member

    You’re not kidding OMITN

    hooli
    Member

    I am a desk jockey and some days I would love to be outside doing something a bit more manual. In reality I think if I did that I would long to be sat in a warm office drinking good coffee.

    My answer is to not let work rule my life and to do fulfilling things outside of work.

    Travis
    Member

    Sort of an office job here, but spend 70% of my time travelling to other countries rather than working.

    I think I’m starting to go through a mid life crisis, and I’m wanting to retrain.
    I’m in the 40’s, would you?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I always feel like the point of these threads is for people to laugh at office workers and say

    “ha! we work harder than you and for less money!”

    No not in my case.

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