Re: Beyond the standard eight-hour day may raise the risk of job-related injuries
Hang in there Tom, maintain your good attitude and keep your chin up.
Management will take note of that, I can assure you. If they do have to cut
you loose, don't take it personally. It's all part of conducting business.
Sometimes, management thinks that their jobs suck too. They will most
likely have good things to say about you if you ever need a reference for
another job. There is great value in that.
"SC Tom" <SC@Tom.com> wrote in message news:YBTWe.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> <snip> I can say that this work ethic seems to be a
> > dying breed around here these days. I'd just like to know if it is more
> > about the attitude than the number of hours on the job.
> > Motorcity
> I think it's more the attitude than the hours. For the past 13 years, I
> been the network guru in a small manufacturing plant. It was nothing for
> to come in 1 or 2 Saturdays a month for 4 to 10 hours, and work long hours
> during the week. I didn't mind (even though I am paid salary) because it
> part of the job, that's what I needed to do to make changes or repairs to
> the network, and frankly, I loved what I was doing. Then, when the
> manufacturing sector crashed around 9-11, there were a number of lay-offs,
> and jobs were consolidated. Not only was my job the network, but now I had
> to unload trucks, pull parts for assembly jobs, put other parts away, and
> other (to me) BS jobs that we could have kept one person to do. My
> went down the tubes, along with network consistency and other things (hard
> for one person to do 2-1/2 jobs). It's not that I minded the physical
> I worked my way up from machinist (5 years) to NC programmer (2 years) to
> network administrator. It was just that after business picked back up,
> was no one hired back in my department, and we were expected to work
> overtime to cover what needed to be done. I use any excuse I can to not
> over 40 now. My boss doesn't have to tell me my attitude sucks- I told her
> that. I hate my job now, and have been actively seeking employment
> elsewhere. But jobs are scarce around here, or the pay is no where near
> I'm making now. I'm 59 now, so I might just tough it out for 3 or 4 more
> years and draw Social Security, unless they do me a favor and fire me
> Sorry for the rant, just the way I feel.
> SC Tom
> > "truck & bus" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> May be seen in: Truck World News - "www.infotruck.blogspot.com"
> >> "WORKING beyond the standard eight-hour day may raise the risk of
> >> job-related injuries, regardless of a person's occupation, a new study
> >> suggests... Among nearly 10,800 US adults followed for 13 years,
> >> researchers found that those who worked overtime or on regularly
> >> extended shifts were at greater risk of on-the-job injuries. And the
> >> effect was not limited to hazard-fraught industries... Muscle and
> >> joint problems were the most common complaint, followed by cuts and
> >> bruises, according to findings published in the journal Occupational
> >> and Environmental Medicine..."