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Do You Work Better Under Pressure?

Your Two Cents: Do You Work Better Under Pressure?

Some people crack under pressure while others thrive. That's really what shows like Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef (who will go home tonight?!) test with their challenges — they want to see how your talent plays out in stressful situations. If you don't work well under pressure then the jobs you try out will be much different than someone who has a hard time working without strict time constraints and demanding bosses. I think which type you fall under becomes clear for most while you're in school.

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italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
Yes, I definitely do! In regards to classes, I would always wait until the last minute to do papers or study, and that's when I did my best b/c I had no time to look on popsugar or facebook. And I like working at hospitals because anything can happen!!
KPMJAZZ KPMJAZZ 9 years
Hmm Let's see.... I'm a Jazz Musician.. pressure/stress served w/a smile @ all times:) ps Gordon can scream & sling plates all he want's... as long as he is handing me the Keys & title to MY Million $ Venue;)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I like working under tough (but not unfair) bosses who challenge me, so therefore I guess I enjoy working under pressure!
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
I kind of like being under pressure because it keeps me motivated to finish my task and completely it effectively. However, if it is so much pressure due to the fact that the task is nearly impossible, I don't think I would like that either.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
I'd work better under Gordon Ramsay, that's for sure! *wide grin*
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
No although I don't crack under it either.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that i would prefer not to be under pressur, but i don't crack if i am. i think that i'm good at managing things and maintaining a good flow of things so that i don't get too overwhelmed when the heat is on.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I work well under pressure but I wouldn't work well under that kind of pressure!
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I dont really know- I like to have alot of things to do and I like to multitask, but I don't know about a screaming man in my face.
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 9 years
pressure is my friend, i make less mistakes when under pressure also
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I think that I work well regardless. I often wonder what work and deadlines are like in the business world and how they differ from teaching.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I don't work better or worse under pressure. It is part of the job and my job is nothing but deadlines so you can either do it or you can't. I handle stress really well just because I watched so many people crack under stress that I figured out the best way for me to handle it. What I don't deal well with is incomptent people.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
LOL@ Mind
MindayH MindayH 9 years
I think that it is best described as "deadline oriented" - I saw that on someone's resume the other day...I asked her if that meant she was a procrastinator too, and she said yes!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
YES, definitely.
VIOLHAINE VIOLHAINE 9 years
It's weird, my answer might be the exact opposite of answer N°2. That is, I do work better under pressure, but I often crack under stress. I guess I can deal with short periods of intense pressure & find them motivating. But constant stress just kills me.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I also work hard regardless; however with shifting prorities-sometimes pressure is just part of the job.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I don't work better or worse under pressure. I just work hard regardless.
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