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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Are You Overworked

I had a pleasent surprize from a blog friend Rachna Srivastava Parmar who requested me to write for her immensely popular blog' Rachna Says'. She is an enterprenuer,a free lance content writer,  a reguar contributer to DNA, a mother of two kids and a multifaceted persona, residing in Bangalore.

Most of us feel overworked at times. If you too feel so read on further  at http://www.rachnaparmar.com/2012/10/are-you-overworked.html

60 comments:

  1. Good one! Left my two cents at Rachna's blog :)

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    1. A big thanks Akanksha for sharing a few pennies with me too:)

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  2. Wohoooooooo Rahul sir!!! AWESOME Post the examples, the language the quotes everything is just so perfect for a Gues Post Fantastic one Rahul sir ;) pssst I want to send it to my :) (you know whom) lol

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    1. Thanks Ramya for being so kind!Did you share this post with you know who:)

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  3. Could relate to it perfectly Sir... I am overworked... :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Manjulika! Maybe we could find some time to discuss this to take some load off you:)

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    2. Thanx Sir, I am glad someone in the professional ready to give me an hearing.. :)

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    3. Thanx Sir, I am glad someone in the professional world ready to give me a hearing..

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    4. You are welcome anytime, Manjulika:)

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    1. Thanks Bikram for being there always:)

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  5. Hi Rahul, interesting guest post...I fully agree on what you wrote about employees needing to attain a glance between work and personal time. They would be more productive in that manner. I think the reason we have such high stress levels, depression, anxiety and illness these days all leads to people being overworked. But then again, the opposite isn't a good option either. Here in SA, most people go late to work and leave early, have extra long lunches and don't put in their full 100%, which is unfair to the employer. How do think is the best way to solve this issue?

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    1. I think in the right environment, most people are motivated well to do their best, and in that respect, you and others are lucky in SA:)There are a few black sheep everywhere who know how to hoodwink the system, Sam:(

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    2. Thats very true! Wishing you a great weekend ahead

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    3. Thank you, Sam! Have a lovely weekend:)

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  6. When are you writing a guest post for me? :) good one.

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    1. Your wish is my command, Latha:) Thanks a lot!

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  7. Great post, Rahul. But that goes without saying. You are turning into a super awesome blogger.

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    1. Rachna, your tips for writing have helped me a great deal in whatever little I could attain in this world of blogs! A sincere thanks for all the support:)

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  8. Interesting post Rahul-ji. Have posted my views there... Thanks for sharing this :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Annand for having left your comments at both the blogs and having liked it!

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    1. Thank you Izdiher! Wait to read more about your Eid celebrations:)

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  10. Very True sir. I work in the IT industry where people think it is fashionable to stay late despite the fact that their work would have been completed long back. The work culture in India is pathetic, so much so that they ask us to come and work on weekends too. There is no proper work life balance and this will lower the productivity levels. I seriously wish something is done, coz when someone is seen leaving the office at the right time, they are frowned upon. I harrdly spend 3 hours at home when I'm awake and I cannot do anything else on a weekday!

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    1. Thanks a lot Ashwini for relating to the post so well. It is a huge tragedy that legacy of sychophancy leaves a huge trail of discontent and social upheavel behind!It is a pity that people have to work on weekends! Just goes to show how poor we are at planning things! I sincerely hope you are able to enjoy your time beyond working hours too:)

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  11. My husband was the type who would do his work and leave office in time to reach home also in time. He had no interest in hanging around, doing nothing but gossiping, and playing Table Tennis, smoking and whiling away precious time in a non productive way.
    I remember one of his co worker who used to always come back pretty late from work, and his wife used to always crib about the way he was wedded to his work, and since he knew that my husband used to come back on time, he specially used to request me not to ever reveal to his wife, about just being late without any work.
    Some men like to spend time away from their cribbing wives, and what better excuse they can give than to say they have work to do.
    The cribbing wives can crib all they want,the men will continue to enjoy the time away from their wives. Can we blame them?
    One needs a balance in life to overcome such stresses, for excuses is not a cure for this problem.

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    1. Rama, we all make our own choices in life and some choose to ignore the family while others are bonded well and know how to priortze:)You are right about striking the right balance!

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  12. Great topic Rahul! I had this one friend whose husband always came home later than my husband would, (we lived in a colony n worked for the same company),never missed a chance to tell me that her husband was the most hardworking,I just smiled at her immature comparison to boost her ego.

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    1. You already know the truth, who works hard and who works hardly, Padmaja:) Thanks!

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  13. Wonderful post. Until and unless there is an emergency, there isn't any any need to stay back late after office hours. If you can't finish your work during office hours, you are simply incompetent!

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    1. Bang on Shilpa:) Hope more people realize this!

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  14. luv to work..but hate overtime...nice post sir

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  15. I saw it on her site yesterday -- great post Rahul :-)

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  16. Wonderful post and very well written Rahul sir. :) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work experiences. There are valuable life lessons there. And as you have rightly pointed out, elsewhere around the world, this tendency is much less pronounced. People are very particular in leaving work on time and spending weekends in total disconnect with office. And they are not less productive.

    There is also another aspect to this. There are also people who genuinely stay late for work. That too as you said, is not a healthy practice. One, for a proper work-life balance. And second, in our work place, if we are willing to stay and work longer, very soon people take it for granted and assume that you would work long hours anyways and you will end up not getting credit for it. So it is very important to work smartly and not slog ourselves to death. Very useful post and very thoughtfully written. :)

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    1. I am in total agreement with what you wrote, Raj!We all love to work but excess of anything is bad if one has to remain in harmony with environment, family and so much more created by nature !Thank you:)

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  17. Congratulations Sir, wonderful to see all the sharing. Wish you many more opportunities like these! I will be there right away! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Arti for your nice comment:)

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    1. Thank You Shreya, for having written comments an both the blogs and liked:)

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  19. I enjoyed this - I used to work over 12 h when I lived in the US. these days I work 8 h/day and not a minute more.;)
    Have a great weekend,
    xoxo

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    1. We do work overtime when required, Zuzana:)

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  20. Rahul... Usted està con exceso de trabajo ?

    Si somos personas trabajadoras, sin negarnos a nada, completando las horas del dìa trabajando, si que es exceso de trabajo.
    Los hay que no les agrada todo trabajo y viven cansados jajajja

    ¡¡¡ interesante nota !!!

    un beso desde Argentina

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    1. Gracias Doris y estoy feliz de haberlo encontrado el post interesante:)

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  21. Very critical and apt article sir. I added my 2 cents too in the comments section. :D

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    2. Thanks a lot Binu for your kind comment! Your two cents are worth many dollars:)

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  22. Nice post, Rahul. Well written. I used to work 10 hrs and I love my job. Now that I am married with kids, I do only 8 hrs.

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    1. Thanks a lot Anu! Am happy you liked it:)

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