The idea that there are many people who have it harder than you is pretty bad. I'll tell you the end result of being paralyzed in thinking by corporate livestock.

Experiencing the fear of the virtue of overtime work. The tendency to think you're working hard at work if you work overtime is frightening.

virtue gained by working overtime work
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I really don't know what to do about the virtue of overtime work...

I myself have experienced overtime at various jobs, including part-time. All of them were called prospective overtime, and I never received overtime pay.

From that experience, I experienced firsthand the fear of the virtue of overtime work (i.e., people who work overtime are considered to be working hard).

Therefore, I would like to share my experiences and thoughts on this virtue of overtime work.

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Story #1: When I was a part-timer, I worked a lot of service overtime because I thought "overtime = working hard at work.

The trend, which still persists, is tovirtue gained by working overtime

Scattered with part-time jobs when I was a student.Service overtime (unpaid)As someone who has worked overtime, I have been thinking about overtime for quite some time.

I was in a part-time position at the time, but I felt that working overtime for service was a virtue.

  • Service overtime = working hard
  • Service overtime = I'm working myself to the bone for everyone else.


Considering the salary.We're losing a lot.NINO-NE ・・・・

But even though I knew it wasn't a good idea, I still thought, "I'm glad I did overtime, because I feel a sense of satisfaction when the manager or others thank me for my work.

I was so happy when they said, "Thank you, you've been a great help.

I think he was what is called a good boy character.

If you think about it calmly, if the situation was such that overtime work had to be done in the first place, the store would have to hire more people.

The desire to be appreciated, even at the cost of one's own life. That was pretty much it, wasn't it?

This is how I have been immersed in the virtue of overtime work.

By the way... I was working a lot of service overtime at a certain family restaurant, and I had a surprising experience at a late-night job there.

Experience #2: I had to work overtime when I entered the workforce.

As I entered the workforce, I spent even more days thinking about overtime.

I thought about it even more in a workplace where there is a lot of overtime work.

With the sheer volume of work, theIt's never ends.

Of course, my lack of ability was a big factor, but my seniors were also working almost exclusively overtime.

In other words, whether they could or could not, overtime work was the norm.

Since overtime work was the norm, I thought, "I'll be working overtime again today anyway," so I lost my sense of balance. I lost my sense of balance.

I don't think I was even thinking of making it more vivid.

It became routine for me to go shopping for dinner for overtime after regular hours, and eventually I started working on holidays.

I thought about it when I saw my seniors. The Deep Roots of the Virtue of Overtime Work

Overtime, even though we know it's never a good idea.Many people work overtime as a matter of course every day.

After allOvertime = working hard.I don't know what it looks like, but many times I heard people praising him, saying, "Because he's working hard," or "He's responsible.

Yes, the bosses were people who were already steeped in the virtue of overtime work.

I guessed "Oh..." when he said "I'm working hard at overtime...".

In a workplace full of such people, the virtue of overtime work must permeate the company.

There were some seniors who had to sign an apartment contract with the company for their work, or move all the way to the vicinity of the company for their work....

Some of the seniors are told by their bosses, "You go home now!" and "You go home now!Some dared to work overtime.

(Typical, good boy character. I respected him, but I wanted him to take the initiative to go home for the juniors there...)

Although I felt uncomfortable, I still had to work overtime myself.

I think my boss told my seniors that I was working hard at overtime, and I think it created a feeling in me that I wanted to be thought of as working hard.

Or rather, it may have been deeply rooted in me since my part-time days.

There are people in the world who are sick because of overtime work, and there are people who have lost their lives because of overtime work, but the feeling that overtime work = hard work still persists, doesn't it?

I myself still wanted to be thought of as working hard.

Characteristics of workplaces where many people work overtime

Workplaces with many people working overtime tended to do this.

  • Even if you try to go home on time, if there are people working overtime in your office, you are often compared with them in terms of workload and work hours.
  • If you try to leave on time, they think your workload is too small and assign you new tasks.

If you've done what you're supposed to do, you leave quickly! I think this is the ironclad rule, and there is no one to blame.

Because.I'm doing what I have to do.

I feel that if you are going to increase the hours, you should be properly paid for overtime.

And, "He's working so hard, but in comparison, she's..." or "She seems to be bored, doesn't she? Why don't you give him that new task? I actually hear such things.

It's a pretty egregious idea.

Besides, I think that people who take the initiative to work overtime are generally stoic, and people who are stoic to themselves expect others to be stoic too, which is really not a good thing...


So, we have talked about overtime work.

If the virtue of overtime work is still firmly entrenched as a trend, and "overtime work = hard work," those who want to be appreciated will fall prey to it more and more.

This is not a problem that I can handle on my own, and if I can't stand this environment, I should change workplaces. If you can't stand this environment, you should change your workplace.

Or we can wait for internal reform to occur.

From my own experience, the nature of the company is extremely important for overtime work.

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