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How frequently can you classify your workday as "rough"?


posted 7-Oct-2005 10:08am  
Occasionally. There may be a situation where I am not feeling well, and that may make it rough.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 7-Oct-2005 11:21am  
Honestly? About 98% of the time. My job is very high stress and it takes a lot out of me just to stay at my desk and not run out of my house screaming and ripping my hair out.

I'm serious... it's that bad.

But.. since some people might wonder why I do that to myself... The pay is pretty good.. and my company allows me to work at home... Although, because of the stress and the ridiculous demands being made by the company in regards to standards, quality, and performance.. I may move to another department within the next year.. which would require me to start driving to wrok everyday again.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 7-Oct-2005 12:27pm  
Rarely, these days. Difficult, tiring, strenuous, and many other things, but rarely rough. I don't tend to interact with other people when I'm working, which helps. When I'm teaching I guess it could be a little rough, but it tends not to be.
posted 7-Oct-2005 12:32pm  
frequently lately
posted 7-Oct-2005 2:19pm  
Never. In the photo lab, the more hectic and busy, the better!

Today, in the music business, it's only rough when Alice pays her guys first and doesn't have much leftover for herself.

Last night, at her usual duo gig, she and Steve each made $40. Small, intimate, gromet restaurant and lounge... lousy night, but everyone there loved her.
posted 7-Oct-2005 3:36pm  
I don't work.
posted 7-Oct-2005 3:47pm  
pretty much all the time
posted 7-Oct-2005 6:29pm  
Once a year?
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 7-Oct-2005 8:40pm  
it all just depends, i am saying occasionally. it comes in waves. if it is rough, it can stay that way for a couple of weeks and then it will slow down. i work in a hospital and it can be fairly busy and fairly sad.
posted 7-Oct-2005 11:38pm  
Frequently, but especially when I am obliged to work overtime. To me, 8 hours of a noisy, open office is quite enough, thank you very much. I want to go home after that time and pursue my own actual life. It amazes me how some people can just practically live at the office.
posted 8-Oct-2005 5:00am  
Frequently, sucks to be me. lol

Day in and day out... Dealing with time lines, stress, and multi-tasking seems to take it's toll. I hate going out Fridays, I'm soooo drained from the work week... Never mind week nights. lol
(reply to cerealkiller) posted 8-Oct-2005 7:06am  
Coming up quick, isn't it?
(reply to they) posted 8-Oct-2005 10:40am  
Mine's rough, too, I'd say about 99% of the time, though. I feel like if I stay indefinitely, I'm going to end up with a heart attack or something. frown...unless I can find a way to change it, which is something I am constantly pursuing.

they...what do you do that it's so stressful?
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to judgescratch) posted 8-Oct-2005 1:59pm  
I take inbound customer service calls, providing and adjusting account information, taking orders, processing various account transactions... It's the people though.. dealing with the people will probably be the death of me as well.. sometimes, on a particularly terrible call, I imagine stabbing myself in the eye with my ink pen.

What do you do?
gambler Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Oct-2005 4:51pm  
(reply to they) posted 9-Oct-2005 3:04am  
wear safety goggles
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 9-Oct-2005 5:50am  
laughing out loud That would kind of defeat the purpose, don't you think?
(reply to they) posted 9-Oct-2005 10:46am  
um,yes.If that urge was that great in me, I would certainly think of saving my eyes for safety purposes. I couldn't think of any workable rubber pens.
posted 9-Oct-2005 2:14pm  
At times it can be rough and I put in a long day doing housekeeping and some condos get trashed out and just filthy dirty it takes forever to clean it. I mean what stinking dirty slobs to throw food all over the place and tear things apart
posted 12-Oct-2005 12:42pm  
I have my own desk with pictures and a stuffed elephant. My best friend works at the desk beside me and we are the only ones in the office. We listen to music while we work and talk when we want to. I love it here, when I have a particularly rough day (which I do, we all do) I just keep thinking the next day can't be as bad and it usually isn't.
posted 16-Oct-2005 3:38am  
It's only 'rough' if we run out of a food item that the children are fond of. That seldom happens unless a delivery gets delayed.
posted 16-Oct-2005 11:25pm  
Maybe once every couple of weeks.
posted 27-Oct-2005 12:25pm  
I have kids; that's the hardest job I've ever had
posted 31-Oct-2005 9:37am  
every miserable second
FauxLo Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 27-Nov-2005 11:18pm  
EVERY SINGLE DAY is "rough".
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Jan-2018 5:44pm  
There are good days and bad days, and good and bad runs of days. Rough implies more than just busy, it implies abnormally high levels of stress or unusually difficult events to deal with. On average, maybe a third of the days in a month might be rough. My last couple of days have been emotionally rough, even though they haven't been horribly busy.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Jan-2018 7:38pm  
Is this why people wander around making a big deal out of nothing? Because they are all frazzled and stressed out?

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