Story|It became normal for overtime work to exceed 100 hours, and it numbed my senses. In the past, I thought I could still work hard.

Overtime causes numbness. Work/Part time Job

I am horrified to think about it now.

When I was a corporate employee, I was in one of my workplaces.

  • 4-5 hours of overtime per day x 20 days (i.e., last train)
  • Saturday work on 2 or 3 days a month

in large drops (e.g. refreshingly hot water)100 hours I was working overtime.


At the time, I was so occupied with the volume of work that my sense of normalcy had vanished.

In other words, my mind and body were paralyzed.

Therefore, because I was paralyzed, I thought, "I can still do my best! I can still do my best," and I pushed myself to the limit.

not yetI can do it! I'll tell you a quick story about my experience with the message that it is dangerous if you develop a feeling of "I can do it!

What comes from overtime: sensory paralysis !!!!!!

I've written something similar on this blog a few times, but I've found that what's produced from overtime
paralysis of the sensesI think it is.

Because I was, that's why.

At the company I worked for, it was common for the senior staff around me to work until the last train (some even stayed overnight in the office), and overtime was the norm.

Still, there was no atmosphere in which we were not allowed to leave early.

There was a mood at one time that everyone was trying to eliminate overtime work.

Besides.In the beginning, I never worked overtime either! I swore to myself.

He broke that oath himself in spectacular fashion.

The reason is here↓.
I want to go home! I think I understand why people who think "I don't want to work overtime" end up working overtime - How I feel
I hate working overtime! I think everyone thinks so.

At first I was able to go home on time.

But gradually, I was given a lot of work...

I was never a quick worker, but I was still in the [frame of mind that I could do the job well enough, right? I was not a quick worker, but I was still in the [frame of reference], so I was given a reasonable amount of work.

And there weren't many people.

At first.Wow! They're giving me a job! Cackle!I was so happy.

But.Gradually, these feelings were blown away.Every day turned into a day of enduring the pain from overtime work.

Humans are really creatures of their environment.

Overtime work is the norm, so I started buying my dinner at a convenience store and stocking the office refrigerator when I go out for lunch.

You have started to work backwards from the last train time to complete tasks.

It became commonplace for me to wonder which of the week's weekends I should go to work.

This is exactly the abnormal idea. This is an abnormal idea. This is paralysis of the senses.

100 hours of overtime work has become the norm, and it is precisely because we have become numb to the senses that we have sprouted the "I can still work hard.


When you are pushing yourself that hard, you are constantly thinking about getting the job done and are less likely to notice your own ailments.

It is both mental and physical.

I say this from experience, but don't miss it.

I had a chronic illness that worsened and a mental breakdown that left me in tears, so I experienced firsthand the danger of numbing the senses to the point of overlooking a disorder.

I used to cry in the bathroom...
To those of you who cry because your job is so hard, I can tell you from my own experience. Think about what you are working for - How I feel
To those of you who cry because your job is too hard. There was a time when I cried every day because I was holding on to too much of my workload. Every day was full of work, and even though it was hard, the workload kept increasing. I was on the edge mentally. I would like to share my thoughts based on this real-life experience.

My body is screaming, but I can still go for it! I thought, "I can still do it! I

That's how I ended up retiring (though I'm glad I did), so really, I wouldn't recommend putting yourself through that.

Unless there is something that needs to be accomplished...

If there was a separate overtime allowance, it was still good. It didn't. (If it were normal now, I would think it was impossible, but at the time I didn't wonder why I wasn't getting paid overtime.)

100 hours of overtime is not the norm. I assure you.

It seems that there are some stoic members of society who say things like "100 hours of overtime is nothing," "It is normal for all members of society to work that much," or "It is spoiled to have a hard time with 100 hours of overtime.

A hundred hours of overtime.abnormalityIt is.

It's not at all natural.

People who take 100 hours of overtime work for granted are quite numb.

People who can say that kind of thing in a normal way...You don't realize you are being too stoic because you are numb, and because you are stoic, you are just being stoic to others.It is.

If you get a little tired, one thing you can do is talk to someone outside of the workplace.

If you're thinking, "Maybe I'm getting a little tired of ・・・・," then you're in the right state of mind.We recommend that you talk to someone who is not in the same office and who is not working overtime.

I know how overworked I am and how mentally trapped I am.

I've talked to people in the same office and in the same situation, and they just sympathize with me, but they're not surprised.This is because they are not aware of their abnormal working environment.

Friends and family. Or even acquaintances.

I didn't say much, but I wish I had said it and talked to others a lot.

It is very important to find someone outside the company to talk to!
How I feel - The importance of finding someone to talk to. Whether it's a stranger or a friend, talk and vent first - How I feel
I've been working too hard and it's about time...

Venting is really important.

I should have quit a long time ago, earlier, rather than have that kind of emotional instability.It's like that.


There are many cases in the world where people take it upon themselves to work too hard, and the results are disappointing.

If you feel even a little "tired," confide in those around you as soon as possible. Talk to them about it.

Recognize how numb you are.

And you can still do your best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And please don't push me any will end up like

So, I have to tell you about my experience of working 100 hours of overtime and still thinking I could work hard.

I'm afraid I'm not being very punchy about this.Numbness is bad!That's what I wanted to say.