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Old 02-28-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Default How strong is your work ethic?

In high school my sister would spend most evenings working a part time job. There was no way I would do the same, I enjoyed my freedom and time to myself too much.

I couldnít wait to leave high school, and as soon as it was over I had no desire to further my education at all. I didnít attend university, college or anything like that. I just went out and got a job.

In my job there is no room for promotion and that is okay with me. I don't make much money, but itís cushy and I love the people I work with.

I have often looked into doing a course in something but if I did it would have to be a very small course (i.e. not over years) and not take up much of my time. I hate the thought of spending my weekends studying and doing assignments.

Basically, my work ethic is rather poor.

Whatís yours like?
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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I am extremelly ambitious when it come to work. I have a bachelors , started a masters, speak several languages and getting an MBA. Work helps keep my mind entertained. I get bored (intellectually) very easily.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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I really need to be doing something I really, really enjoy. I mean, really really. Starting in the career ladder with more mundane boring tasks can take a toll on me. I can get bored and discouraged very fast if I am not totally passionate and "involved" in what I am doing. Some would say my work ethic is lazy or inconsistent in such situations, but when I "get fired up" and interested I work faster and better than anyone I know.

I should really be doing something practical I think, without too many dull moments; not involving paper/pen pushing and sitting in an office. Operating transport of some kind is appealing.

I like to make the most of my leisure time when it appears and keep it separate from work but do not want work to become a boring and tedious "ritual" I have to tolerate - in between the "fun times" - that is not my way. To have something that I really love and enjoy be my "work" is the ultimate goal and it doesn't come easy.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Originally Posted by *VaNiLlaGoRrilLa* View Post
In high school my sister would spend most evenings working a part time job. There was no way I would do the same, I enjoyed my freedom and time to myself too much.

I couldnít wait to leave high school, and as soon as it was over I had no desire to further my education at all. I didnít attend university, college or anything like that. I just went out and got a job.

In my job there is no room for promotion and that is okay with me. I don't make much money, but itís cushy and I love the people I work with.

I have often looked into doing a course in something but if I did it would have to be a very small course (i.e. not over years) and not take up much of my time. I hate the thought of spending my weekends studying and doing assignments.

Basically, my work ethic is rather poor.

Whatís yours like?
I've been told by many that is is more than most men will ever know. I'd tend to believe the people who said it!
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: North of Nowhere, South of Everywhere
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My work ethic is only strong enough to get me though until the end of the day in most cases.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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I've been told by many that is is more than most men will ever know. I'd tend to believe the people who said it!
I am a strong believer in the work to live, donít live to work way of life.

I would hate to have missed out on special moments with my family and loved ones because I am working or attending one of my classes.

I would never ever ever work again if I won the lottery.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: TCP-IP, Cybernation
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Originally Posted by *VaNiLlaGoRrilLa* View Post
In high school my sister would spend most evenings working a part time job. There was no way I would do the same, I enjoyed my freedom and time to myself too much.

I couldnít wait to leave high school, and as soon as it was over I had no desire to further my education at all. I didnít attend university, college or anything like that. I just went out and got a job.

In my job there is no room for promotion and that is okay with me. I don't make much money, but itís cushy and I love the people I work with.

I have often looked into doing a course in something but if I did it would have to be a very small course (i.e. not over years) and not take up much of my time. I hate the thought of spending my weekends studying and doing assignments.

Basically, my work ethic is rather poor.

Whatís yours like?
I thought work ethic meant what you do during the job. What you're describing is work-life balance.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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What you're describing is work-life balance.
Ok. How balanced is your work/life balance?
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Northside)
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I'M A HUSTLER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU9TouRnO84
My work ethic is ungodly, but only towards things I'm passionate about.

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Originally Posted by *VaNiLlaGoRrilLa* View Post
In high school my sister would spend most evenings working a part time job. There was no way I would do the same, I enjoyed my freedom and time to myself too much.

I couldnít wait to leave high school, and as soon as it was over I had no desire to further my education at all. I didnít attend university, college or anything like that. I just went out and got a job.

In my job there is no room for promotion and that is okay with me. I don't make much money, but itís cushy and I love the people I work with.

I have often looked into doing a course in something but if I did it would have to be a very small course (i.e. not over years) and not take up much of my time. I hate the thought of spending my weekends studying and doing assignments.

Basically, my work ethic is rather poor.

Whatís yours like?
My work ethic may be worse than yours. I earned a college degree and have observed people who are less educated tend to work harder for less. There is more competition for less skilled positions. That either means lower wages or harder work.
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