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Are you a hard worker?

Asked by maybellekim (215points) June 24th, 2014

Are you a hard worker?

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JLeslie's avatar

At work? A very hard worker. At home, not so much. Unless I am working from home of course.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Depends on the job…

cookieman's avatar

Yes, too much so.

trailsillustrated's avatar

no. never have been.

longgone's avatar

Depends. I’m perfectly fine letting dishes pile up and windows become opaque. As soon as someone is depending on me, however – yes. I have pretty high standards, I think…and if I don’t live up to my standards, I obsess quite a bit.

Recently, I added up all the time I’m spending on various “obligations” * in any given week. I ended up with 111 hours. There are 168 hours in a week, and I only spend 112 of them awake – that leaves exactly one hour, which was a shock to me.

* “Obligations” used lightly. I included work hours, but also things like walking the dog and spending time with people I worry about. I don’t consider most of these occupations “work”. They are not true free time, either, though, so writing them down really opened my eyes. I highly recommend it if you ever wonder where all your time goes.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Yes. Incredibly so – But only when the gun is to my head. Other times I need a bit of an ADD diversion (like this site) to bring me back to the PC and typing.

I prefer to work and play in the lab but all play and no reports means no funding, so…

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I know how to do it with the right motivation. Unmotivated I can be a lazy slug.

dxs's avatar

I work more than 40 hours a week and give up my whole summer towards working. So yes I think I’m hard-working. I need money.

GloPro's avatar

Yes, at work or assisting friends with chores. My own personal chores, however, can sit there for quite awhile.

Blondesjon's avatar

Yes I am. I have a little trouble getting started sometimes, but, once I’m rolling, shit gets done.

rojo's avatar

Remember that Bill Gates said ‘I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.’

Bill would be keeping me busy.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@rojo Me too! I have streamlined every job that I have had, and left the company better for my being there. And it isn’t because I was the hardest worker. It is because I believe in working smart, not hard.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Yes. I work too many hours. As others have said, I have ‘distraction’ breaks but I get through a whole lot of work.

antimatter's avatar

It depends. When there’s money involved yes. When I have to do it and I don’t benefit from it than I would say no. My home choirs I do as fast as possible so that I can spend more time doing things I like. The same rule applies at work. I work hard to get the day over.

jca's avatar

I can be. I work well under pressure. I do well if I procrastinate and then work hard to meet deadlines. If a job is not inspiring and/or I have no pressure, I can be lazy and distractable.

comebackkid's avatar

I like to think so. I work very hard at my job and strive to be the best version of myself that I can be.

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