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    I must be well jaded by now then
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    Lol, yeah, and sometimes it shows!

    You're disabled though, mate, Piggurs isn't. Everyone needs a break away from the same four walls/monotonous routine, and a change of scenery, now and then, especially if you're working. You need time to switch off, relax and de-stress

    If not, you'll end up in an early grave, as statistically stress is today's biggest killer!

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    I'm polishing me coffin right now
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    Lol... Correct me if I'm wrong, you don't have your (health) troubles to seek, for sure, but you not stressed [like some folks who are working], so when you go (and hopefully it'll not be for a long time yet), it won't be through stress.

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    Health issues are stressful tho, although in a different way obviously.
    I only hope its quick, preferably when asleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol, yeah, and sometimes it shows!

    You're disabled though, mate, Piggurs isn't. Everyone needs a break away from the same four walls/monotonous routine, and a change of scenery, now and then, especially if you're working. You need time to switch off, relax and de-stress

    If not, you'll end up in an early grave, as statistically stress is today's biggest killer!

    Marco [purposefully leads a chilled, stress-free life].
    I should mention that we did go abroad at the beginning of June, and enjoyed a really lazy week. And if I can scrape the money together we'll go away again in September. Trouble is, the hours and effort required to raise that money is proving really stressful. Catch 22!

    Preston's largest window installation company has taken me on to fit for them - I'm a one man fitting team! - but the work load/hours required to make it worthwhile is stretching my abilities way beyond what I'm used to when serving my own customers. I'm determined not to burn any bridges with my usual customers, so this is making the days really long and I find myself in the unfamiliar position of dreading next day's work

    I've told Mrs. P that I'll see it out till after Christmas and if I can't find a good workable balance I'll knock it on the head.
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    Just one thing to point out Steve - I am not aware of a tombstone anywhere that has anything remotely saying I wish I had gone to work more. But its glass houses with me as I work too much myself. I think where it falls down is when you are getting stressed out by it, or exhausted.

    One thing I will add - an acquaintance of mine around my age (early 50s) went to the doctors at the end of last week with pains in his side, and after examination and tests he was told he has untreatable cancer, and they have given him a week to live. A WEEK! hopefully hell confound medical opinion but even so, it certainly made me think. Hes hoping to spend the last days he has in the company of his family and friends. It has certainly made me take a look at myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Just one thing to point out Steve - I am not aware of a tombstone anywhere that has anything remotely saying I wish I had gone to work more. But its glass houses with me as I work too much myself. I think where it falls down is when you are getting stressed out by it, or exhausted.

    One thing I will add - an acquaintance of mine around my age (early 50s) went to the doctors at the end of last week with pains in his side, and after examination and tests he was told he has untreatable cancer, and they have given him a week to live. A WEEK! hopefully hell confound medical opinion but even so, it certainly made me think. Hes hoping to spend the last days he has in the company of his family and friends. It has certainly made me take a look at myself.
    I've seen some of your posts Alex, and it's clear you make plenty of time for your family, which is the important stuff - I don't know how you fit it all in! - but if your work commitments are making excessive demands on your time and energy, you have to really watch that.

    Unfortunately for a lot of people, the option to "take your foot off the gas" and lighten your workload or work shorter hours can be viewed unfavourably by employers, especially if there are younger colleagues snapping at your heels I'm just glad I'm not in that position, and I can to some degree accept or pass on jobs if I want to. As I said I will give it till Christmas, after which it won't even be my decision - Anita will make sure I step back!
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