Life NaBloPoMo

Working Weekends

I’m not sure if you know but I work some Saturdays. This is a second job in addition to my 5 days during the week. Yes, it’s a psychology job. Yes, I enjoy it. Yes, it’s flexible. Yes, it’s not every Saturday. And yet, I sometimes wish I had longer weekends.

I know I make it sound like I don’t have a choice and in a way, I suppose I don’t. I like my second job. And I need the money.

I really wish though I had two days to relax, to hike, to visit the beach and well, to complete chores like grocery shopping and cleaning the house. Every now and then when I do have the two days off, it’s incredible. Sure, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what to do {especially if I haven’t organised a camping trip!} In an ideal world, I’d wake up early on the weekend, go for a walk, buy a coffee and the paper, come back home and read, then shower and head out for the day. The house would miraculously clean itself, of course.

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I love my work. I love both my jobs. But sometimes, I wonder, is it really worth working weekends?

Should I perhaps cut down a day from my full time job and work Tuesdays to Saturdays instead? But then, with me not working every Saturday, that income isn’t guaranteed.

I guess for now, these are just questions floating in my head. Until I find definitive answers, and I guess, a definitive income, I am just going to have to continue to suck it up and deal with just one day off most of the year.

Do you get a short weekend like me?

How do you cope?

Do share!

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • simple girl
    24 November 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I get a short weekend sometimes when the work pressure is too much and we extend till the weekends.. We get a compensatory off later, after the pressure has reduced and the deadlines have been met. That we extend to the weekend means, we also have extended work hours in the weekdays too. No compensation for that, other than the assured medium rating in the year end appraisal.

    I cannot tell you how much it sucks.. My whole body aches and emotionally I am totally drained… I feel so bitter.. But then everybody complies..

  • simple girl
    24 November 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I get a short weekend sometimes when the work pressure is too much and we extend till the weekends.. We get a compensatory off later, after the pressure has reduced and the deadlines have been met. That we extend to the weekend means, we also have extended work hours in the weekdays too. No compensation for that, other than the assured medium rating in the year end appraisal.

    I cannot tell you how much it sucks.. My whole body aches and emotionally I am totally drained… I feel so bitter.. But then everybody complies..