Believe it or not I do. I am fortunate enough to not only have a job, but have a job where there is an abundance of overtime available. Problem is, this means that I give up my off days a.k.a MY TIME.
First off the environment makes me feel as if I have no choice but to work overtime. For everyone else with the same position as me which we will call machine operator(to avoid getting into details) they make it seem like they have no life other than work, a typical conversation goes like this.
Supervisor - "work this weekend, you coming?"
Workmate1 - "that is a question?" - he answers in a sarcastic way as to say yes he is coming
or like this
Supervisor - "work this weekend, you coming"
Workmate2 - " I ain't got nothing better to do"
And the thing is this is the general response from almost everyone and I can't understand for the life of me how they work so much overtime or why, some even beg for it when it is not offered. A few of them are married with children so I just can't understand why you wouldn't want to spend time at home with your family.
And you know what upsets me more, when I say no I staying home. People say stuff like
"oh he still live at home with his mummy, he ain't got no responsibilities"
"youngsters don't like to work"
"you got someone who going leave you stuff when they pass on"
"you don't have any goals"
and one that most recently upset me was
What you mean why? I have a life outside of the company and really it is none of your business(not intending to be rude). Other than that I am tired, I want to do stuff I want to do, I want to hang out with my friends, I just want my time to be my time. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against working extra but the situation with my job is, I like my job, I don't love my job. If I was doing something I love I probably wouldn't mind as much but I still wouldn't work the amount of time they work.
This is another reason why money management is so important to me, I want to work less but if I spend my money foolishly it will end up costing me more. In this case time. I try very hard to make do with what I get so I wouldn't have to work overtime to get more money to make up for it.
Yes there is the argument that overtime can help me achieve my goals faster but people fail to understand it is not a cost I am willing to pay. I prefer to manage my money and get things a little later than trade my little free time that I could be spending with P or on me.
They are 24 hours in a day and if I sleep for 8, and then work the next 8, only 8 are left for me and the thing with my 8 is that I have to spend some of my 8 preparing for the 8 that belongs to work which is making lunch, or travel to and from work and still fit any other personal matter into my 8. So I want my off days. I only get 2 out of the 7 days in a week and those are the days I hope I can sleep in late sometimes and get up and do nothing if I want or do what I want. I don't want to spend them at work.
Time is the most valuable thing on earth. At least to me it is. And my time just isn't worth the time and a half pay.
I don't mind helping out the company I work for every once in a while if need be but I think they over do it and what sucks for me is I don't want to lose my job. Reason I am posting about this is because I had to work overtime this past weekend and it upset me because I lost out on so much time. I will admit I really didn't have any plans but I would have still liked to be home relaxing. I still try and show that I care about my job so I decided every once in a while to work an off day or two. What's even more upsetting is that we have 4 bank holidays coming up and the company seems to want all of them..... Sigh
I'm sorry if this post is all over the place, I had wanted to do it for a while but I've been working a graveyard shift(11pm - 7am) and my sleep is messed up. I will try and do a follow up post if need be this week cause I don't think I got everything out.