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Do You Stay at Work Later Than You Want Because of Peer Pressure?

Living 2012/04/19 21:26:45
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A recent article about Sheri Sandberg, the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook, has got people talking about work and life... and finding the perfect balance. You see, Sandberg recently announced that she leaves her (we can only imagine) full-of- responsibilities job at 5:30pm every day, just so she can make it home by 6:00pm for dinner with her kids. To some, that's called being a loving mom. To others, it's called being a lazy worker.

Finding the perfect balance between work and play has always been a struggle. You don't want to be perceived as a slacker at work... but you also don't want to spend late nights in the office and have your personal life go to shambles. So, it's only right that we ask where your priorities are. Do you stay at work later just because you don't want to be perceived as lazy? Or are you the type who always puts your personal wellbeing before your professional duties? Take our Work or Play Quick Vote!


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  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/04/25 15:08:05
    No
    Lerro DeHazel
    I don't do that, but I do know the kind . . . I have seen them, before. You almost want to say to them, "The boss has already left, so what the hell are you still doing here? You are NOT impressing me!"
  • Jensenmk 2012/04/24 02:57:26
    No
    Jensenmk
    I work later than many of my peers.
  • wgossett99 2012/04/23 16:16:18
    No
    wgossett99
    I work late when there is need. With construction projects, sometimes your input is critical in keeping the work going. Peer pressure never enters into it.
  • Kristi Heitmann 2012/04/22 21:19:30
    No
    Kristi Heitmann
    I work my 8 hours a day and go home. I help out and work extra hours when I can.
    But for peer pressure alone, no way.
  • SoCal71 2012/04/22 01:10:27
    No
    SoCal71
    Working for other people is SOOO over-rated.
  • silentart 2012/04/21 20:03:51
    I don't work
    silentart
    Retired! Recalled that I did stayed at work cafeteria little longer to avoid traffic.
  • lucythetooth 2012/04/21 17:09:53
    No
    lucythetooth
    I leave at my scheduled time, sometimes earlier if I'm done with my work.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/04/21 08:57:19
    No
    Inquisitve Kat
    I stay until the job is done (as long as I'm being paid).
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/04/21 00:18:16
    No
    Sarah Alexander
    Most of the time I'm there all night, leaving more at 1am to come back at 5, others aren't there to see so they don't know how late I stay and I'm okay with that; it's about me getting my work done.
  • Cordingly 2012/04/20 23:45:16
    No
    Cordingly
    No, I stay because I want more money.

    ... Which I guess is a form of peer pressure.
  • Flyingbug 2012/04/20 22:54:16
    No
    Flyingbug
    99% of the time I leave when I's supposed to. It's the 1% that happens for various reasons--mostly because others promise the customer that they'll get the paperwork that day (after hours) or on a Saturday and 'forget' to tell me about it.
  • MissJo 2012/04/20 20:12:14
    No
    MissJo
    Granted, I have a volunteer job... but when I stay later or go when I don't have too it's because I like being there.
  • MadAsHEck 2012/04/20 19:25:33
    Sometimes
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    But not because of Peer Pressure, but because there is still work to be done.

    We volunteer for the USO and have assigned shifts. But if there is a need due to workload, we have stayed an extra hour to help the crew that relieves us.

    All it takes is for a Plane Load of guys coming back from or going overseas, and bang!! We go through Food like a garbage disposal. Leaving, they are looking at perhaps 12 hour flights with little food. Just those Food boxes that barely keep your stomach from Growling.

    Once they come back they can't wait for some good old American food. We go through hundreds of Hot Dogs every day. Chips, Sweets, Starbucks pastries, etc that they may not have seen for a coupl;e of years.

    JoinUSO
  • gkirmani 2012/04/20 18:35:37
    Sometimes
    gkirmani
    yes, sometimes I have to
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/20 18:15:47
    No
    Margaret Jacobson
    In the same boat part-time workers............school, family, semi-retired etc..............
  • Ian 2012/04/20 16:57:14
    Sometimes
    Ian
    Actually, very rarely. It has happened only once so far this year, and that's because my boss REALLY needed my help to beat a deadline.
  • amoonsinger 2012/04/20 16:12:09
    No
    amoonsinger
    Peer pressure, what's that? No one has ever done well when trying to peer pressure me in any aspect of my life. It's my life not theirs. They can run theirs the way they want but don't butt into mine. Hey, same way I feel about government, butt out.
  • hrailey 2012/04/20 15:20:00
    I don't work
    hrailey
    Medically retired, but when I did work late at the office, it was nice to not be interrupted (got tons done) and got home about the same time, just minus waiting in slow or stalled traffic on the freeway.
  • Jan Haskell 2012/04/20 15:17:41
    No
    Jan Haskell
    I don't have to struggle with that at my job. We aren't allowed to work late without permission ..... and I certainly don't ask for it :)
  • PapaBC 2012/04/20 14:17:57
    No
    PapaBC
    Hell NO...
  • Erin 2012/04/20 13:52:33
    No
    Erin
    +1
    my motto is give 110 percent at work - but once the agreed upon time is up - I'm gone. My company doesn't pay over time... and my time is valuable to me - like their money is to them
  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/04/20 11:58:20
    Yes
    Swan Eshdeh
    yes or maybe the opposite
  • zcberry 2012/04/20 02:57:43
    No
    zcberry
    Only to make extra money.
  • U Mad Bro? 2012/04/20 02:18:08
    No
    U Mad Bro?
    +1
    I always leave work when I'm supposed to unless we're short-handed. I in no way shape or form will pick up slack from my lazy-ass co-workers. Not to mention the service writers always write up vehicles later than they're supposed too.
  • Mercenary2728 2012/04/20 01:11:12
    Yes
    Mercenary2728
    well my boss is not my peer but still
  • La 2012/04/19 23:25:41
    Yes
    La
    +1
    Kind of. We get out late a lot of the time. I just accept that a lot of things need to be done before the store closes and if it takes longer than an hour to do them all, well so be it. I get paid for an extra half an hour a week because it is assumed we will get out a bit late...
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/04/19 22:49:25
    No
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    When it's time to go, I go.
  • Chaya2010 2012/04/19 22:46:15
    No
    Chaya2010
    +2
    Unless its something that really is pressing or a deal clincher I don't work late ever I manage my day pretty well.
  • lea ott 2012/04/19 22:39:53
    No
    lea ott
    +4
    But my husband did so he could visit dating sites....soon to be X.
  • Chaya2010 lea ott 2012/04/19 22:45:34
    Chaya2010
    His loss your gain.
  • Katfish 2012/04/19 22:37:16
    Yes
    Katfish
    +2
    At work late right now....lol
  • Aperson 2012/04/19 22:36:13
    No
    Aperson
    +1
    Our company actually encourages clock watching. I can't stand it because I like to stay and finish what I am working on, even if I have to stay late.
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/04/19 22:33:46
    Yes
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    IT WASN'T much about BEND UNDER PEER PRESSURE!

    IT WAS MORE liked I needed to GET WORK DONE for TODAY!

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