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Do real professionals work weekends?

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Doug in NC

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Chris,

No.

If you want to work on the weekend do it, but charge a premium. Remember though, once you open up that can of worms, you are going to be expected to do it more often. If you want to be treated like a professional, you should act like one and expect to be paid like one as well.

Doug
 
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Dave & Merle,

I appologize for leting it rip this morning. Dave, no, I never got an answer. I got, "Yeah it happens". That is not a clear answer. Merle, I am changing in as soon as I get the office reset for it. A few more things to work out. Besides, they have my annual support money. I intend to use it.

As far as posting it elsewhere. I have. Never get any clear answers. So I bring it up when ever I can. Maybe someone will see it and be able to answer my questions. Yes, I do post often my true thoughts on the software issue. I was promised the sky and got dirt.

I was answering about weekend work. I would never ask a professional to work on the weekend. I might and do work some weekends in my office. But would never expect or ask anyone else to.
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

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Professional golfers work weekends, professional athletes work weekends, professional race car drivers work weekends. Why? Because people are willing to pay them to work weekends. Nowhere in webster's dictionary does it give working hours under the definition of "professional". When you work has nothing to to do with how "professional" you are. I know many "unprofessional people" who don't work weekends. If you don't want to work weekends, it is a personal preference not a sign of professionalism. If you need the "I'm professional so I don't work weekends" excuse, then maybe you aren't as professional as you might think. Conduct yourself as a professional and then maybe you will be accepted as one. Don't use crutches, excuses or manipulate arguments to justify your preferences. Be honest and truthful and maybe, just maybe people well appreciate your professionalism.

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Tim in Texas who has trouble practicing what he preaches

P.S. Is it professional to bash lenders, software providers and any other entity on a public forum?
 

Lee SW IL

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I do an occasional inspection (maybe once every month or two) on a Saturday morning for the convenience of the homeowner. I normally don't do office work during the weekend.

However, I also take off during the week. I just back from a St. Louis Cardinal ball game. I also take an occasional day for golf during the week, or take a few days for a short vacation.

I schedule the appointment at my convenience usually, but at times the home owner needs to be convenienced.

This is the only career I know of where I can work around my kids schedule of baseball, soccer, ect.
 
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