When I was an employee, I had to travel 40 km from home to my my office or that’s about a total of 4 hours of travel back and forth from home to office and vice versa. I was really tired not on what I am doing at work everyday but with the amount of time I have spent with traveling. It is a very sickening experience for a laid back person like me.
If you think about it, I am working for 7.5 hours, that’s after and hour and 30 minutes break. But considering the preparation and travel I spend every single day, that would be a total of 14-15 hours a day. I normally spend an hour to an hour and a half for preparing which includes taking a bath, eating my breakfast (no matter which part of the day it is, it will always be breakfast for me), getting dressed. And then I spend and hour and a half to two hours for traveling from home to work. After my shift is over, I need to prepare my things and put my headset to my locker (lucky if we do not have a meeting) and then go home. If we have a meeting, that would surely ruin my day’s routine and it will surely lessen my hours of sleep. A meeting normally lasts an hour and a half up to two hours.
After almost two years, I quit my job. I then tried to work at home. Well, as expected, my salary is not as much as when I was still employed with my previous employer. But guess what? I think I can actually save more! Why? I do not have to worry for my everyday fare which would actually be equivalent to the salary of an average worker. Imagine how much would I have saved. And then, I can sleep well now. Before, I was lucky if I could sleep 6 hours a day but now, I can sleep a minimum of 8 hours a day. I love the normal life. And I handle my own time, if I do not want to work then I won’t. I also don’t have to worry about the “crabs”…hahahaha! In my previous job, there are so many crabs. Most of all, I can take care of my precious little baby (though he’s a bit annoying at times) and I can enjoy spending time with my husband.
So now, I can really say that I AM WORKING 8 HOURS A DAY (or less, hehehe!) How about you? How many hours a day do you spend for work?