Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do you Work after Work??

I work from 7:15am to 3:45pm, Monday to Friday, for 40 hours a week, I get paid to do my job.  Is it wrong of me to feel that after 3:45pm is MY time??  Time for my family, my friends, my housework, my volunteer endeavors, NOT time to be dealing with work related matters?  Especially questions that could have been dealt with during work hours?

I don't have as much time with my family as it is and I really resent being expected to spend time at home responding to an e-mail of questions that could have easily been asked and answered in a face to face conversation.  But there is no e-mail to print and save if you have a face to face conversation.  The e-mail is a record of the "wrong" answers that I gave.  Although I am sure that I will never be told directly by the person who initiated the e-mail that I was "wrong", someone else has and will have to continue to do the dirty work, I do know how my response was perceived.  And it has changed how I will do things from now on.

Next time, the e-mail will go unanswered.  The questions will get answered face to face the next day,  Sorry, but after 3:45pm is MY time and it's going to stay that way.

1 comment:

  1. You are perfectly right to expect that when you leave work, you leave work!

    It gets harder and harder, because more companies think they own your soul if you work for them. So not true! Stick to you guns and spend time with your family.