Sleeping Through Your Train Stop

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Real Estate Agent with William RAVEIS Realty

Sleeping Through Your Train Stop!

This is a blog we had posted back in May but I think the questions of are people working more hours now then ever before is even more relevant now, as people are trying to preserve the jobs.  What are your thoughts?

 

Original Post:

Last night a friend of ours was taking a train home from Manhattan, later then usual due to an office party, and he fell asleep on the train.  Anyone that has ever been on a Metro North train knows that it is very common for commuters to catch a few zzzz's.  Unfortunately for our friend he awoke to realize first that he had drooled on himself and second he slept through his stop and was 1 hour past where he should have gotten off the train.  If waking up with drool on his face on a crowded train wasn't bad enough, sleeping through his stop meant he had to take a cab 1 hour south to pick up his car at the train station and then driving the 30 minute drive to his house in Somers.  A 1 hour trip turned into a 3 hour trip all because he is exhausted from working 14 hour days and hours after his head hit the pillow he had to wake up and do it all again...

Question - Do you think that people are working more now then ever before?

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Rainmaker
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Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

YES! I know I am working more and making much less.  At my wives job everyone takes all the OT they can get. 

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Dec 08, 2008 12:29 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Annette Smith
Allen Real Estate Services, Inc. - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Real Estate Agent

Yes, I definitely think people are working more to save their jobs and crabbing all the OT that is offered.  Unfortunately, lots of firms have cut the overtime so that means a second job.

Dec 08, 2008 12:31 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Working more and earning less....  With foreclosure sales dominating our market  the money earned is very minimal...  thanks for sharing

Dec 08, 2008 12:35 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Kelly Willey
Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND - Bel Air, MD
Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate

I know I am working about 12-14 hours a day and earning about 50% less than usual...

 

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Dec 08, 2008 11:04 AM #4
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