korean working style
2008-08-22 17:53:53 ET

Time ago I didn't how was I going to be when I had a full-time job. Now that I have I'm not sure if I'm a workaholic or just trying to be responsible in my job functions.

Alas, I enter to work at 8:00am and almost everyday end uo leaving at 8:pm when my "leaving" time is at 5:30pm.
Around here it's a common say that it is "korean working style", because they (korean bosses) also always end up leaving around 9pm or 10pm.

I don't know... It's not like I really feel passion and excitment by my work like being a workaholic, it's more like I feel worried for having too much responsabilities that I need to accomplish to not let down my bosses. Because since I work in Quality Assurance department, I'm constantly dealing with defects and so everybody is worried about having good quality on the product.

Blah... I wonder if sooner my job will become a little more calmed, or will I be always coming home that late?

2008-08-22 18:32:06 ET

Personally, I just eventually got so I could dispense my duties in less time. But in the first few weeks, I put in a coupla 17-hour days.

2008-09-30 18:09:14 ET

hahah 17 hours ... yup me too...
I guess that's why sometimes i get so exhausted at week ends that i just get very drunk and the week finished in a blink of an eye.

2008-09-30 19:31:53 ET

I'm intrigued by Korean culture but damned if I'd put up with that type of work ethic.

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