A female Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex    age 22-25, anonymous writes:

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Three weeks ago I started a job in my career path that I’ve been praying for for a long time now. Great location for me, benefits, union, pay is good, the whole nine yards. I feel so overwhelming blessed for me and my family. The only downside to this all is I feel like its a very demanding position it is full-time, with every other weekend. I barely have anytime for anything else other then work in our days, and I feel like i miss out in a lot of fun stuff lately with my friends and family because I have to work every other weekend. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I love what i do but I always told myself I never wanted to revolve my “life” around my job and I feel like that is what i came down too. Maybe Im being just a little bit selfish and maybe I’m being Immature about the situation but Im 25 years old and I still have a lot of life left in me. I just wanted maybe someone older and wiser’s option, an outsiders look. Does anyone have an input?

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A female reader, chigirl Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice-1 My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex     + , writes (29 December 2018):

Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex    Its been only three weeks, way too little time to determine anything. Give the job 6 months. Then re-evaluate. But if its a full time job, that means you get two days off in the week if you work the weekend. So it will be the same amount of work even if you dont work weekends. Give it a lot more time. You will adjust. And if you still hate it in three weeks, then write back to us.

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A male reader, WiseOwlE Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex     + , writes (29 December 2018):

You’re very young and getting a full-dose of adulthood and responsibility. Yes, it is quite overwhelming and demanding of your time. Here’s the good news! You will become accustomed to it; and you will learn to be highly efficient, and how to work your around your schedule. No matter how hard it might get. You’ll accumulate personal-time and vacation; and you will value your personal-life all the more! Partying and hanging-out is what we did in high school and college. In adult-life, we work, have serious relationships, raise families, and try to contribute something good to society. We give-back something for all the blessings received. I was a manager for a long-time with my company; and then promoted to a Regional Director. It takes-up all my time.Yet I still have a life! I still have a relationship, I still get to enjoy my hobbies, friends, and my family. I travel, mostly for work; but still for my own pleasure. I even enjoy coming online to help here on DC! I’ve learned to prioritize, organize, and fit things into my busy schedule. I shun the term “multi-tasking.” To me it implies spreading yourself too thin; and something will suffer, or the quality of your work decreases. Sometimes you have to stop and reorganize. You might have to drop some of the things you like; but no longer have time for. As an adult, we make some sacrifices. Always make quality-time for your loved-ones. It may have to be short, scattered, or limited. You’ll find a way. Your significant-other should be understanding. Nothing should come before taking care of your kids, if you decide to have children; and nothing should keep you away from your parents, when they really need you. There will be times you must put aside your career for those who love and depend on you. You’ll know when that time comes.Oh, my dear, all that takes a lot of practice. Much trial and error; and you will mess-up! You might have to break promises, or cancel things here and there. That’s my life; but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!Congratulations on your dream-job! You need to give yourself time to get adjusted. You need to minimize your distractions; and let your friends know that sometimes your career hits the top of your list of priorities. They should understand. Much is required of you when you land a good job.Socializing was easy back in the day when there was little responsibility. Now in the real-world, you learn how to make the most of your time; and you’ll learn to be creative and practical. You will figure-out ways to fit as much into your schedule as reasonably and humanly possible. You’ll surprise yourself at how good you’ll become at doing this!Sometimes you will be overworked and exhausted; but you landed the job you wanted. Now you have to do what it takes to keep it, and excel at it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Learn to compromise, make adjustments, and use your best judgement. Oh, sometimes you’ll have to pray!I wish you all the best, my dear!

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A male reader, Code Warrior Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex     + , writes (29 December 2018):

Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice-1 My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex    Welcome to adulthood. I’m am engineer and when I your age I was working most weekends because that’s when production wasn’t running and we could get in and do engineering modifications or maintenance to production machines. Once I was promoted to senior level positions, I didn’t necessarily have to work weekends anymore, but I’d still get phone calls. Hell, I’ve been working 31 years for that same major corporation, and I got woken up by a phone call this morning from some plant people asking permission to do things that weren’t in the Holiday shutdown plan. If you can find a job at your experience level, within your skill set, with high pay, and no sacrifices, then you snatch that up because you’ve found a unicorn. Otherwise, you’ll just have to suck it up and pay your dues just like the rest of us until you’re valuable enough to be able to secure a more favorable job.

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A female reader, Honeypie Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex     + , writes (29 December 2018):

Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice-2 My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex    My husband served 26 years in the Army. You can bet your bottom dollar that he missed out on a lot of family and social stuff.And now that he is retired he is trying to play catch up a bit. Which is good for him.You have gotten an opportunity to help take care of your family financially. I would give it a few years to let the job and the routine settle down.And here is the thing, OP WE ALL MISS OUT on stuff in life. If you didn’t have a job there would be OTHER experiences you would miss out on, etc. etc. Same goes for those around you.No one wants to spend all their time at work. But they also don’t want to have to go to food banks, not have a roof over their heads, not be able to afford education for the kids…. you name it.In life we ALL make sacrifices. You just have to decide if the good out-weight the “bad” for you and yours.However, I will say this, starting at 25 to build up a 401/savings/retirement means that you CAN actually retire and still live. You still HAVE every other weekend off, make the best of those.

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A female reader, mystiquek Health And Fitness my-new-job-demands-much-more-of-my-time-any-advice My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex     + , writes (29 December 2018):

Health And Fitness fb219804-7103-4e25-9f14-1c3936356b22 My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex    A great job usually means having to work hard and making sacrifices. You need to ask yourself what is more important to you? I do want to point out that you have only had this job for 3 weeks so I don’t think you’ve given yourself enough of a chance to adjust. My husband is a cardiologist. When I met him 18 years ago, he was working 18 hour days 7 days a week in a quite famous hospital. He worked his butt off and was just absolutely exhausted. He wanted to make something of himself and he had to work harder than others because he is from Japan. There were many nights/holidays/weekends that he wasn’t home because he was working. It was hard on him obviously and hard on me because basically he was “married to his job”.2 years ago he accepted a job as a professor in a university. He works 9-5 and has the weekends off. Great job, less stress, more money and best of all I get to spend time with him. He worked for this kind of opportunity and it paid off. Be patient is what I suggest. My husband and I are twice your age. You can still make time for family and friends but give the new job a chance. The day may come when you will be very happy you stuck it out. Good luck!

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A female reader, Youcannotbeserious Health And Fitness gb My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex     + , writes (29 December 2018):

Health And Fitness cb00d1ef-0a14-495d-ae29-55bd6b6b2f04 My new job demands much more of my time! Any advice? Relationship & Sex    You can either have a career or you can have a continuous social life. You need to decide what is important to you at this stage of your life. In a perfect world you could have both, but we don’t live in a perfect world. Everything is about compromise and choices. Your call.

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