Poll 2014-09-08 The worst thing about going back to work on Monday is:
The worst thing about going back to work on Monday is:
My boss
28 points (11%)
My employees
11 points (4%)
My co-workers
31 points (12%)
The software and systems
36 points (14%)
The bureaucracy and administration
57 points (22%)
The workload
16 points (6%)
The point of it all
79 points (31%)
Reply 5 comments

The Snow (Score: 1)

by codemachine@pipedot.org on 2014-09-08 22:29 (#2S61)

At least, that is the worst part this Monday. Went from 27 Celcius on Sunday to snowing today.

I've found that watching Office Space on a Sunday evening is a poor idea. Nobody wants to go back to work on Monday after watching that movie.

Re: The Snow (Score: 2, Insightful)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-09-08 22:43 (#2S63)

Wow, that's pretty incredible. Maybe the snow is going to bring you good luck?

By the way, I'm astonished to see 'the point of it all' in first place. Maybe work sucks after all!

None of the above (Score: 1)

by lhsi@pipedot.org on 2014-09-09 09:32 (#2S6M)

I generally like going to work. I'd rather be spending time with my kids, but doesn't mean I dislike going into work.

Missing option would be having to wake up early :-)

Re: None of the above (Score: 2, Interesting)

by renevith@pipedot.org on 2014-09-09 15:17 (#2S75)

Yeah, I was also missing some options in this poll.
  • My boss: reasonable
  • My employees: motivated and skilled
  • My co-workers: intelligent
  • The software and systems: we write our own or install what we need
  • The bureaucracy and administration: moderate, but appropriate
  • The workload: I usually leave at 5
  • The point of it all: direct, significant impact on financial results of a large company
Quantitative finance is great if you avoid the long hours (and questionable ethics) of an investment bank or hedge fund. (And we're hiring, if you can code and price derivatives.)

My main issues are that I have to get up early and that I can't do other things that I'd prefer even more, like getting work done around the house or playing games. But the work itself is not a negative. Then again, I always looked forward to school too...

The worst thing about going back to work Monday: (Score: 2, Funny)

by hartree@pipedot.org on 2014-09-14 14:06 (#2SCR)

I'm supposed to have this Monday off!