View Full Version : Are you a hard worker?

September 16th, 2011, 9:45 AM
See title. In school, university, or whatever, are you a very hard worker? How much time and effort do you dedicate to your work compared to other things? Do you enjoy working?

September 16th, 2011, 9:46 AM
If I'm motivated, then yes. I can be quite the hard worker. If I'm not motivated though, then I tend to slack off. I'm going to reaaally be trying to change that, because life just smacked me across the face, and it's not going to be pretty. @[email protected];

Rogue planet
September 16th, 2011, 9:53 AM
No, barely any, and no. I'm a lazy old cat that just likes to relax. I do get work done to a decent standard though.

If it's something I'm interested in I'll spend a whole lot of time paying meticulous attention to detail though, usually in a history essay, on rare occasions in English.
Housework is another matter, it has to be perfect.

Kikaito plush
September 16th, 2011, 9:55 AM
er no I just can't get into a sweat as I am lazy

Patatas Fritas
September 16th, 2011, 11:04 AM
I try to work hard, but there are just days where I'm just like "Ugh no please go away I don't wanna work anymore."
Especially in maths. And subjects I'm good at. Which isn't great I guess? Either way I'm working on changing that and stuff.

Overlord Drakow
September 16th, 2011, 11:28 AM
Yeah I'm a pretty hard worker. I spend whatever time is necessary to get the job done, which is generally a lot. I've spent entire days purely dedicated to studying and researching. Sometimes I enjoy it if I'm doing something I find interesting but it's not too bad either way, generally speaking.

September 16th, 2011, 11:32 AM
I'm at work right now and what am I doing? Browsing through PC. Yeah, I'm not a very hard worker. I prefer to work smart over working hard and only do what actually needs doing. Not that I can't work hard, because I can and I'm good at it when I do, but I don't often feel what I'm doing is worth the extra effort if, say, my boss isn't going to notice either way so long as I get things done.

September 16th, 2011, 11:54 AM
I work pretty hard when I need to (at work), but I do take breaks and play around on the internet and such. Too bad PC is blocked. Oh well, that's why I have my DS and Nook for when we are slow! XD Otherwise, I am pretty lazy... I only do stuff when I have to x.x

September 16th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Yes, I take school and working seriously. I work pretty hard and study hard for tests and such. But I still like to have fun in school also.

September 16th, 2011, 3:24 PM
Sometimes I'm a hard worker, sometimes I'm not. This all depends on whatever workload I'm being given.

September 16th, 2011, 5:12 PM
I'm not a very hard worker. Most of the time I put in 60-70% effort, sometimes I just can't be bothered working at all. Of course, that only applies to physical work or work outside of school, for when I'm at school, I put a lot of work into my schooling. I like to think i'm ahrd worker at school, but I'm a terrible procrastinator and put off my homework until the lst minute, so sometimes my hard work at school is for nothing.

lazy goldigger forever

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 16th, 2011, 5:17 PM
I can be a hard worker if I want to but sometimes I just can't be bothered to work @[email protected]

September 16th, 2011, 5:34 PM
Most times I'm a hard worker, but in rare cases I just don't feel like doing the work given to me. (It will probably be more severe second half of this school year if "senioritis" gets the better of me.)

September 16th, 2011, 6:06 PM
At work, I am. Do everything that I'm told and sometimes then some, if it needs to get done. I'm getting paid to work, I better put in all my effort. I like having a job. Not only does it pay the bills, it gives me social interaction and something to do. My boss told me I was one of the hardest workers she'd seen in her career, which was really flattering. :)

When I was in school, so-so. I pretty much always did my homework, but sometimes I didn't put full effort into it. It depended on the assignment, when I was doing it, if I even enjoyed it, that kind of thing.

PC, I need to work on that. I slack a little too much sometimes. Makes me feel like crap. I should've been on like 3 hours ago.

At home? HAHAHAHA. You don't want to see the state of my apartment right now. I have a few days before company comes over and I've hardly started cleaning. >_>

Alley Cat
September 16th, 2011, 6:21 PM
No. I have a lot of potential, blahblah. I should really get my life together and focus on it blahblah. I don't care. If it doesn't mean something to me on a personal level, then chances are I won't be putting forth all my effort. I can when I need to or when it's important, which is usually never as I have a skewed view of importance.

I'm a slacker in every sense of the word loves. I do my homework the period before it's do, and do my projects the night before the deadline etc. Yeah, so I'm not that much of a hard worker unless I have personal motivation

Snow Phoenix
September 17th, 2011, 5:26 AM
Not really :3 When I do something, I have the mindset that "everything will be alright" and just put in an adequete amount of effort. I'm not going to bust my buns unless I come across something important ^.^

Mr Cat Dog
September 17th, 2011, 2:06 PM
I used to be a ridiculously hard worker, but as I've gotten older, my work-effort has diminished almost exponentially. I'm still relatively intelligent to know when to use the word 'exponentially', but I probably don't do as much work as I should. With regards to the amount of hard work I can do: if I get up early in the morning, I can do a reasonable length of time. If I wake up late, the day will pretty much be wasted for some reason or another. It's unfortunate, but I blame the lackadaisical British university structure for morphing me from a relatively good worker into a lazy slacker. Not myself, of course not!

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 18th, 2011, 6:48 AM
Depends on what it is. I used to be a hardcore hard worker as far as homework was concerned, but that seemed to taper off as I made my way through college and began to get lazy. Nowadays, unless it's something I'm passionate about or interested in doing, I'm just gonna put in the minimally adequate effort necessary to get the job done. I don't feel like putting in more effort than I need unless it's something I feel is important to me.

September 18th, 2011, 7:31 AM
I work my butt off for anything I have to do.

I'm not going to school right now, and I'm part-time in a bakery. But I work 38+ hours a week, always stay late or come in early, and they refuse to make me a full timer. I rarely mess up, and the only time my manager points anything out about the way I work is when I've done something wrong.

But putting that aside, I like working. I like the people I work with. When half of the opening shifts work isn't thrown on me, work is fun because I can take it easy. But more often than not, I'm stressing haha.

i'm getting used and i know it. they want to work me full time hours, but not pay me as a full timer. i'm not freaking stupid lmfao.

September 18th, 2011, 10:02 AM
I claim myself guilty at being a hard worker when it comes to school assignments, projects, and if I had one at the moment, work. I can't help it, but I've always been the over achiever amongst people. I never settle for doing what's the minimum requirement of something, but rather I go beyond what's needed. I consider it a gifted habit and a curse. While working extremely hard pays off in the long run, it can sometimes keep me back from doing the things people my age would normally rather be out doing. I will say that I do have my moments of procrastinating, however.

When it comes to other things, such as chores or even self interests (like here for instance), there are times when I just don't feel up to pushing myself and working hard at it, but I end up slacking off a bit. I usually pick myself up after awhile though, but I guess you could say that when it comes to things that's not so high in priority, I might not always take it as seriously as other things.

September 18th, 2011, 10:07 AM
Well, I do like to work hard in lessons, join n' what not, to the best of my ability.

Though, when it comes to tests or exams, I can be a little lazy and need a little motivation.

September 18th, 2011, 3:10 PM
i'm pretty proactive about educating myself, but i'm pushed away by the rote methods of teaching our education system pushes. so, admittedly, i tend to slack off out of disinterest and seek to grasp on my own what fascinates me and other things that are pertinent to my life.

at work i'm very diligent and speedy, despite being stomped on by impatient customers after being drained by an understaffed, never-ending rush. i'm not about circling my partners so i can make my way up the ladder, nor am i about upholding the empty and skewed "quality assurance" claims our company markets. i care about my team and if morale isn't sustained, performance declines and my team is done for. our store's morale is at an all time low, our team is falling apart and the best i can do is help hold what's left together. *tear* anyway, our district hires the best. we all work our asses off for minimum wage, if it's not the team you're toiling for it's the benefits you won't get anywhere else (if your manager is even fair enough to give you the enough weekly hours to keep them). gah anyway

September 24th, 2011, 8:05 AM
Well, when push comes to shove, if I'm motivated, I will work hard, but otherwise I work as much as I can normally, not pushing myself to the limit.

If it's a topic I like, I'll push myself to beyond my limit, staying up all night studying it, and such, but right now, I'm not so much, seeing as I'm ranked 4 in my class, I'm quite content at where I'm at right now.