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Your Two Cents: Do You Still Work on Your Days Off?

Many offices are closed today in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But just because you're not in the office doesn't mean you're not putting in hours. So tell me, do you usually work on your days off?


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cateislate cateislate 9 years
I need the time off from work to catch up on my work from graduate school!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
h-e-double hockey sticks down time is good for the soul and necessary for a fresh mind but i'm sure some jobs out there require it
piraterie piraterie 9 years
My job stays in the office and never comes home with me, on a day off or on any evening after work. I grew up with a workaholic father and saw the severe disadvantages of working while not in the office. He was always irritable and exhausted; my mother and I were constantly ignored in favor of "just answering one more e-mail." No thanks to that. If I have time off, I'm taking full advantage of it.
ladiva1 ladiva1 9 years
Most of the time I try not to - but that darn BlackBerry gets you everytime!!
Fiend Fiend 9 years
in the words of the ever eloquent Whitney Houston, HELL TO THE NO!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
No way, I need my time off.
Neural Neural 9 years
I've been on-call 24/7 for most of the last 9 years. It's just the way things go in my field.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I'm a lucky gal with a job that doesn't require work at home! I'm an assistant video editor (basically, I'm a video editor, I just am pretty new & don't do the BIG edits. I DO edit everyday). When I leave my job, I get to LEAVE my work!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I don't work on my days off, although we didn't get MLK day off so I worked.
CoronaLove CoronaLove 9 years
I dont even remember when my days off are supposed to be. Actually, I dont even know the last time I had a day off.
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
A scheduled holiday... I will sometimes work if I have stuff to catch up on or organize. A vacation day... I don't work at all but field phone calls from time to time.
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 9 years
These days, yes. Tax season. Boo.
VanillaSilje VanillaSilje 9 years
No! In these days when emotional stress and burnt-outs is more common than the flu, I think it is important with boundary setting. I choose to not work on my days off, even if I know the management "expect" it. I just tell them na-ah! :-P
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
Not always, but I do when I need to. I LOVE Enables guilt free sick days :highfive:
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Sigh, I wish I had yesterday off. I'll only work if absolutely necessary for a few hours on my days off.... and I make sure they are documented very well so I'll get paid overtime for it.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
My dad is the owner of the company, so my life pretty much revolves around it!
lala788 lala788 9 years
No, i do not work on my day off
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Ditto, julieulie. That's why on the days I don't have any bench work happening, I make it a point to stay home, even if I'm still reading papers. I figure if I work almost every Saturday, it's okay if I'm home on a Tuesday. Weekends and holidays have no meaning anymore.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
I work 7 days a week, so this is kind of a trick question since there is no "off" day. I'm a scientist. A lot of the time, I'm physically in the laboratory 7 days a week because my experiments require it. If I do get a weekend out of the lab, I'm always reading papers and analyzing data from home. Truthfully, I cannot remember the last day I didn't do something laboratory related. It's been at least 2 years... I'm hoping on my honeymoon to at least get some time off, but I know I'll have a paper to push through for publication right around that time, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if I have to work on it while I'm "off". Spending a honeymoon doing work sucks, but hopefully I'll be able to limit it to 1 hour a day and I can do it in the morning when the new hubby is sleeping in.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I usually say 'Heck no' but today, I am sadly working. On my day off.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
F*CK NO I don't work on my day off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CortneyLynn CortneyLynn 9 years
day off?!?!
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Since my work was into events and marketing campaigns, working on days-off is inevitable. But once after the project or event is over, I and my team were always treated by our company with a 5 to 7 days off after to recharge for another project/event/campaign.
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
wish i could but there's no rest in the film industry
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Guilty as charged. :(
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