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Working 7 Days a Week

by Jean Murray on March 13th, 2009

With the downturn in the economy, more of us are working more hours and harder than ever.  And those of us in small home businesses are working even more than that, if possible.  How many days a week do you work?

Since I left my full-time job in December to work on my home-based business, I have tried to save at least one day a week to relax, do my quilting.  It hasn’t happened very often.  Most weeks, I finish what I have to do just in time for Monday morning to roll around.

And it isn’t just about work.  I had to get all the income tax stuff together for my business and our personal taxes.  That took several weeks.  And I had to watch my grandchildren during all those Snow Days back in December and January And … well, you know what I mean.

So my question to you is, “How many days a week do you work?”  I hope you take time off.  We all need it.  But we need even more to be able to make a living, so taking time off might have to wait.

How much of your work is really necessary and how much is just ‘busy work’?  I’ve been trying to focus more on getting done what I have to do, and less on wandering around social media and the BSO’s (bright shiny objects) on the web, so I can have some time off on the weekend to relax and be with my family.

How about you?  Are you working 7 days a week?  What do you do for fun?  Is it work?  Or is there something else you are working FOR?

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POSTED IN: Advantages, Disadvantages & Concerns, Personal Experience

2 opinions for Working 7 Days a Week

  • GoEverywhere Team
    Mar 13, 2009 at 6:57 am

    I know many people who work 7 days a week (and I tend to be one of them personally!) It’s important to try to break, but depending on the industry can be next to impossible. I think carving out time each day can equal a day off if you work it right. What is great about GoEverywhere is that I can get work done at any location, so I’m not just stuck standing around or waiting on others. I can hop on a computer to edit a file, send my email, work on my project, and be done - no matter where I’m at!

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    Mar 16, 2009 at 2:00 am

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