40 Hour Work Week? Are You Serious??

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How many hours a week do you work? 40 or maybe something like 26, or maybe 19, and for some reason still have a job. But I’ve heard a lot of friends say they would like their new job more if they had more to do and weren’t just sitting around looking for something to do to pass the time. If you owned the business, would you want to pay your employee for 40 hours when they really are only putting in say 26. No… you would only pay them for 26 hours.

But what is actual work?? Does training count? I think so. The more knowledgable about the company you are, the more valuable you are. You can also use that for an impression factor. You might know more than your counterparts leading you to have better opportunities for more significant work in the future.

26 hours of actual work when you start might be pretty good. But spend the other 14 hours learning something, anything, about your company or organization. Learn the values and learn what other employees and co-workers do on a day-to-day basis. Learn what your boss actually does. I’m still trying to figure that out right now and I’ve been in my new job for over 3 months. Read random manuals. You may not be able to comprehend them, but at least it will make yourself familiar with material that you will be exposed to in the future.

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