PLEASE READ & THINK…….
views on staying late in the office
It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on…
PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing…
and who’s at work? Most of them??? Take a closer look…
All or most specimens are ??-something male species of the human
Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…
and why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!
Let’s ask one of them…
Here’s what he says… “What’s there 2 do after going home… here we
get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee.. that is why I am working late…
importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the scene in most research centers and software companies , and
other off-shore offices.
Bachelors “time-passing” during late hours in the office just bcoz they
say they’ve nothing else to do…
Now what r the consequences… read on…
“Working”(for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the
institute or company culture.
With bosses more than eager to provide support to those “working” late
in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good
feedback,(oh, he’s a hard worker… goes home only to change..!!).They aren’t helping things too… To hell with bosses who don’t understand the difference between “sitting” late and “working” late!!!
Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra
So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married
and start having a family… office is no longer a priority, family is…
and that’s when the problem starts… becoz u start having commitments at
For your boss, the earlier “hardworking” guy suddenly seems to become a
“early leaver” even if u leave an hour after regulartime… after doing
the same amount of work.
People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labeled
Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays… though) leave on
time are labeled as “not up to it”. All the while, the bachelors pat their
own backs and carry on “working” not realizing that they r spoiling the
work culture at their own place and never realize that they wuld have to
regret at one point of time.
* So what’s the moral of the story?? *
* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME !!!
* Never put in extra time ” *unless really needed *”
* Don’t stay back un-necessarily and spoil your company work culture
which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.
There are hundred other things to do in the evening..
Learn a foreign language…
try a sport… TT, cricket………
importantly Get a girl friend or gal friend, take him/her around
* And for heaven’s sake net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low
(plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.
Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *”Life’s calling, where are you??”*
Please pass on this message to all those colleagues And please do it
before leaving time, don’t stay back till midnight to forward this!!!
ITS A TYPICAL SRILANKAN MENTALITY THAT WORKING FOR LONG HOURS MEANS VERY HARD WORKING & 100% COMMITMENT ETC.
PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY SIT LATE IN THE OFFICE DON’T KNOW TO MANAGE THEIR TIME.