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I'm Asking: What's the Latest You've Had to Stay at Work?

I'm Asking: What's the Latest You've Had to Stay at Work?

We burned the candle from both ends during college, and during our professional lives many of us have been known to burn the midnight oil on occasion. Too many of us are guilty of taking our work home with us and fighting sleep with the glow of our computer screens. What's the latest you've stayed at the office or kept yourself up working?



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tinabeana tinabeana 8 years
At this job? 8 or 9PM but I work over night from home all the time.
Dubn8tr Dubn8tr 8 years
In college, I worked in our sports dept, so I was "on the job" as late as 4am. Now where I work, I have probably never stayed later than 7. I just don't live close enough to do that. Plus, I don't like the place enough to dedicate that much time.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I've stayed till 1am, just to turn around and be back at 7am. Sucks.
ldsims ldsims 8 years
when i was a waitress i would work from 5pm to 6am wed-sun with only a 30 minute lunch
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I work 10 hour days so i leave at 6:30 4 days a week. latest I have stayed was 8.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I'm done at 4 and I'm out the door at 4, only exception is if I'm going on vacation I may stay to get a few things done before I leave.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
Office jobs = non-govt. (EA/Contracts Specialist).
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
In retail as the Assistant Manager during the busy Christmas season I stayed until 4am... horrifying. When I worked in DC for the Dept. of the Interior... I stayed until 1am working on a press release during Hurricane Katrina. At my office jobs...I think the lastest was only 9pm or so (thankfully!). As an event coordinator....I've stayed up through the night working on a convention here in Vegas. I need a vacation!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
2am. It was not great. I've never had a 9-to-5 job, though the older I get the more I want to change that.
Advah Advah 8 years
I usually work from 8.30-5, but for a week or so I had to be at work from 8am-7.30pm, no lunch break. I usually always refuse to stay late, but in that case things needed to be done. It was actually nice to feel like I was getting stuff done, plus it was great to have a quiet office where I could do my work without being bothered by phone calls..
divinelight divinelight 8 years
Really, really late. Into the next morning. But we had a huge emergency to deal with, so I didn't mind too much. It was kind of exhilarating.
politica politica 8 years
lol, this is kind of funny to read. I work 7 am to between 1 and 3 am, 7 days a week. Political campaigns, it kind of goes with the territory. I do have an air mattress in an extra office with sheets and blankets and pillows, so I occaisionally get a nap during the day.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
As my hours can really ebb and flow its not a big thing for me to work until 10-11pm on occasion - but I also take most Tuesdays off to compensate. I work from home but I always have to be "on call" if the situation requires my aid. The keyword at my company is "flexibility" and we all try to respect each other's "non-work" lives as well as get the job done. Because of that, I hardly mind late days, I feel its a small sacrifice for independence and a (usually) 4-day workweek! :)
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 years
ugh ditto all nighters 2x and at one point 16 hour days.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
6 am - but I am in theatre, so it can be a lot of late nights.
SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 years
I work a regular 9-5 and the latest I've stayed is 6, and that happened only once. I'm pretty lucky.
mdaniels mdaniels 8 years
Got in at 6am, stayed till 1am, was back in the next day at 6am. Most days I would get in at 8:30 and leave around 11, only because the parking garage would close down after 11 and I would have literally been trapped there. Needless to say, I've since changed jobs.
sundrops sundrops 8 years
Around midnight.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well last year at my 'new' job, i stayed until 4am one night/morning and thought that was the worst, and then there was a night that i didn't even go home...so that was the latest that i've ever stayed. working for more than 24 hours straight..that was NOT fun and i'm not a doctor so it shouldn't be expected of me.
absolutromantic absolutromantic 8 years
Wow, you all have it so easy! I've stayed at work three days in a row, only stopping long enough to call a car to go to my apartment and my concierge to go into my apartment and give the driver a fresh suit for me to change into. And I'm salaried - no overtime.
heineken67 heineken67 8 years
In college I worked afternoons/evenings, as late as 12:45am (when I had to catch the last bus home).
verily verily 8 years
I had to work for 24 hours straight once. It was an important product rollout and some things couldn't be done until the night before.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
I stayed until 4am once. That was when my laptop was getting fixed. I usually go home & work instead of staying late.
amers230 amers230 8 years
i have yet to work in a office-type setting, but in college i was a banquet server at an on-campus hotel and during spring break worked 10 days in a row of 14+ hours on my feet. worst was going in at 6am, finishing at 1am. absolutely insane, but after a certain point you get so goofy it doesn't even matter. spring breaks were always bonding experiences for those of us who stayed to work:)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
You. Could Not. PAY ME ENOUGH MONEY TO SPEND ALL NIGHT AT WORK!! That's f-ing ridiculous. At my old job, there were a ton of workaholics that sort of competed with one another to see who could stay the latest and get the most OT. I think the latest I've stayed was til 7 and then my boss told me I could go home. I found out that she'd ended up staying until midnight and then I felt kinda bad that I didn't stay later to help her more. Weekends, however, are the norm. I usually end up working about 20 hours+ some weekends. Especially during flu season.
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