Saturday, 18 August 2007

Working long hours

Having to find work and working for someone is one of the most difficult things experienced in the workplace. Ands not only that, but also finding it difficult to do your job because someone is trying to be your boss by telling you what to do and not to do.

If there's one job in this world that requires more time than any other job is - securirty. In South Africa, security officers work twelve hours a day, and according to International Labour Organization - at least a normal person has to work 45 hours a week.

This indicates that there are people out there who are so dedicated to their work and even go to the extent of having to put in more hours just to make ends meet.
Employers need to think of the length of work by their employees and the impact that it has on their productivity.

That's why sometimes i feel like not working for anyone but myself. If one has to put in more hours that he or she should, what about his family. The ILO reports that Jamaican security industry is estimated to have the longest hours of work than any industry.

Then one should ask, how healthy is it?

Sometimes because of the situation that we find ourselves in - we take any job that comes our way and not condering the effects that it will have on our life and family at a later stage.

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