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Working on the weekends

I have never had a job where I felt the need to work on the weekends... until now.


I have found myself waking up on Saturdays and opening my laptop to get some extra work done. Whether it is to catch up from the week before, get ready for the busy week ahead, or both. And to be honest I am conflicted about it. I don't love the feeling of needing to get work done on my days off.


I know there are some workaholics out there who have been working on the weekends for a while and are probably thinking "dude stfu and get your job done..." but would still love your thoughts here Savages!

Do you work on the weekends?
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
I don't.

Would I, if it made the difference between making a fat stack of cash or not making a fat stack of cash? I'm a dirty capitalist...of course I would.ย 

But as a general rule and in the words of Project Pat...from 3 pm on Friday to 8 am on Monday:

DON'T CALL ME NO MO
AND DON'T TEXT ME NO MO
CUZ I'M DONE WITCHA
Avon
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I love that your Friday deadline is 3pm not 5
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
@Avonย  You work until... 5? on Fridays? ๐Ÿค“
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E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Project Pat: the voice of a generationย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
Every time I need to make a life choice, I ask myself...WWPPD?
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
+9
Exec Director, Major Accounts
If I have to sure. Itโ€™s rare. Iโ€™m not saving lives or curing diseases. Most of the time it can wait.ย 
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Great perspective @FamilyTrucksterย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Nope. Life is too short.ย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
But really it's because you're too busy getting out of your toppled lawn chair.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
I regret nothing.
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Avon
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Iโ€™ll do some light prospecting sometimes while chilling at home watching a game or something. But not focused work
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Makes sense, and helps you prep for a solid week. I like it
Avon
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Exactly. I've also been told by some people in buying positions at my company that they plan their weeks out Sunday night and are much more likely to respond to emails on Sunday than Monday. Anecdotal but its something thats stuck with me.ย 
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mitts2
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
If it's absolutely critical to a deal closing then I'll shoot off an email or two. Even then I won't spend too much time. I work hard on keeping a pretty strict line between work and personal life mostly for my sanity.
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Yeah that line is super important for me too, which is why this new job has me thrown for a loop! THE LINE IS GONE, WHERE DID IT GO?
Diablo
Politicker
+7
AE
I used to but not any more because I started to realize that it's helping everyone except me. I might work extra hours for sometime on the weekdays but weekends.. not at allย 
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Yeah good point, I would much rather work a little late during the week than sacrifice my Saturday/Sundayย 
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
Had done it for many years, and now it's part of the filter, if they work on weekends, I simply stop the job process. Unless I am having to pay rent and haven't had income for some months or weeks, then yeah I'll work a weekend. Glad to say I haven't been there in more than 4 years now.
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Nice congrats @NoSuperheroย sounds like you're moving up in the world!
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
Thanks @E_money! I'm trying to continue to move up! Dunno how far up the ladder we'll climb but i'll grind till the day I die. I'll be drawing, painting, doing something, you'lll see!
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saasibee
Good Citizen
Account Manager
I have in previous roles and it has never paid off. It didn't make me more money, it didn't get me a promotion. All it did was burn me out and make me hate my job because I was putting in more hours, was constantly stressed and couldn't learn how to detach from work. Now I turn off my notifications and won't let myself look at email/slack on weekends and my work/life balance and quality of life has greatly improved.ย 
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
I definitely think turning off email/slack over the weekend is a must. I just know if I see notifications come through I won't be able to help myself and work/life balance is so important! Whatever it is... it can wait until Monday.
Mobi85
Politicker
+5
Regional Sales Manager
Will only work if it is an emergency situation.ย  Outside of that I will send them a quick email response saying that this will get handled on Monday when I arrive back at the office.ย 
ChiDawg
Tycoon
+9
Senior Account Executive
I work in an industry that historically has short lead times and a deal can be won or lost based on a 48 hour response time, including over weekends.

With that said, I am still able to leave my work phone behind when going out for a few hours on the weekend and am not glued to it after 5 on Friday. It is all about finding the right balance and what is comfortable for you. Having a good time and clear boundaries is also very helpful.ย 
Bo
Boudreaux
Politicker
+2
Regional Sales Executive
I really try not to do it and have work and personal phones to try and avoid being contacted on the weekends. I try to hide from my work phone, but if the client reaches out on the weekend, I am getting back to them on the weekend.
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Good point, got to keep the people with the money happy and fed.ย 
Wellss
Tycoon
+10
Channel sales
I have not & will not work on the weekends. Like some of the other comments mentioned, if it made me more money then sure, but it doesn't. I feel like every company & their dog preaches about work life balance so I'm going to take advantage of that & leave my laptop untouched from Friday afternoon to Monday morningย 
ultraman
Tycoon
+9
Shepherd
Iโ€™ll answer an email from a client that they send on the weekend, but thatโ€™s about it. No run up shit to get ready for the following week. Everybody we sell to takes off on the weekend, why shouldnโ€™t I? To apply the logic from the film Drive, From 8:30-5 Monday-Friday Iโ€™m yours, a minute either side of that and youโ€™re on your own.
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Nice, just change that to 8:30-5 Monday through Thursday I'm yours and also 9:00-3 on Fridays
RealPatrickBateman
Politicker
+8
Amateur Butcher
Yes, I works on weekends but usually not because I HAVE to, but because I want to keep, maintain or increase my edge.
And yes I enjoy myself on the weekends and do fun stuff but keeping the early rise schedule on the weekends itโ€™s easy to put an hour or two into work while the rest of the world sleeps in.
SaaSyBee
Politicker
+5
Sales Content Writer
Pretty against it. If I have to work weekends because of something that I effed up, that's one thing. But if it becomes a trend and the factors leading to weekend work are beyond my control, that's a big 'ol red flag for me.
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Yup same page here, once it becomes a regular thing then I will start questioning the status quoย 
Flippinghubs
Opinionated
+7
Account Executive
i do, daddy has to eatย 
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Stay hungry my friend
Jewcan_Sam81
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
Eew, what sales job has you work weekends?
E_Money
Politicker
+11
Outbound Sales Manager- US
I am in sales consulting now and just overwhelmed with client work BUT right now it feels like growing pains. I think once I get the hang of it I will be able to get all my shit done during the week. Just a whole new concept for me
Jewcan_Sam81
Politicker
+8
Account Executive
You'll see it level out, but honestly working on the weekends is never a good habit to get into. The balance will come and you'll figure it out, but do that during the week. You'll totally burn out haaard if you work 6 or even 7 days. You'll get there, you got this!
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GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
+12
EVP - RevOps
I work non-stop. I love it. But that's because I have to as well.
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