Jobs Now Blog

Sunday, 10 September 2017 08:57

Is it wrong that I value my time during off work more than my time during working hours?

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

 The concept of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ is subjective at best.

There are people who absolutely love their career and the work that they do. Some will even say that they would work for free if they had to … but they are grateful for the paycheck.

Not all of us are as fortunate as that. Some of us have to work in jobs that ‘puts food on the table’ and ‘pays the bills’ but does not provide job satisfaction.

Then again, there are likely many people that aren’t happy with their time away from work either. They are just not happy people.

I personally place great value on my time off. In fact, I’m on my day off as I write this answer.

I’m near the end of a professional nursing career that has spanned four decades. My job, while paying the bills and don’t get me wrong I am grateful to have a job, provides little in the way of excitement. For me, it is having a creative outlet that has importance to me. My job stymies anything on the creative side.

How I have handled it over the years is to create a non-work life that has provided me with ample opportunities to scratch my creative itch.

I’ve been a member of Toastmasters International for over 23 years and it has provided me with enormous opportunities to be creative. This has taken me to writing self-help books, articles, on-line e-courses and public speaking/presentations.

I value my days off. I was going to say ‘non-working’ days, but the reality is that I work a lot harder on my days off, for myself, than I do at work.

So, the short answer, ‘no’ there is nothing wrong with valuing your days off from work more than your work, at least in my opinion.

I hope you have something in your life that makes your eager to get out of bed on your day off and get to work as I do.

Read 956 times Last modified on Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:20

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Recent Post

  • What are some hacks I can do on LinkedIn to look better to other connections and recruiters?

    Not so sure about hacks, but here’s some sage advice.

    The question is rather challenging in that you’re asking how to appeal to two different groups. If your main purpose is to appeal to recruiters, in that you are currently in job searching mode, your promotional copy needs to target them. Your promotional copy needs to be crafted so it attracts recruiters, lets them know you are looking for work and what you have to offer.

  • How do you hide the fact that you lost your job on LinkedIn?

    How do you hide the fact that you lost your job on LinkedIn?


    I don’t think you need to hide the fact that you lost your job, in your LinkedIn profile.

    Conversely, I don’t believe you need to draw attention to the fact either.

  • What's the best way to deal with a coworker who steals credit for your work and ideas?

    I suppose it depends on whether it affects you in any way. If it does, then actions may be warranted. If it doesn’t affect you directly, perhaps affecting a fellow team member, you’ll need to decide whether it’s any of your business to intervene on the other’s behalf. It may be more appropriate to support your fellow team member if they want to move forward in addressing the issue, rather than taking it on yourself.

  • No-Show Phone Interview

    Phone call womanI scheduled a phone interview for 2:30 p.m. mountain standard Time and when I went back to my email to reconfirm whereas it was 10 minutes later than 2:30 already it reads please allow for a call within 30 minutes of the scheduled time. That seems strange to me.. and now we approach the last 5 minutes of that 30-minute window and still no hide no hair no phone call. Do I reach out to them after the 30 minutes is up or do I assume that I should move on and keep looking elsewhere?

    As I am responding to this question 16 days after you have posted it, I would expect you have resolved it by now. So, my response is directed at anybody else facing a similar situation.