I just worked 11 days straight, mostly sunup to sundown, and my body feels like it’s been tenderized. How do you (solo) guys manage to work so long without days off? Just get used to it over time? Steroids? Are you robots?
I worked for 10 years, without a day off. Literally. 7 days a week, 365, every holiday, every day.
DO NOT do that to yourself. It will tear you down.
This year I made a commitment that I will NEVER work on Sundays anymore. I don’t like working Saturdays either, but sometimes I have to in order to get enough work done.
what were you doing all those years? windows?
i suppose youre a secret millionaire
I worked in Ag. I raised cattle, a feedyard.
It was a tough life, and I’m glad I don’t do it anymore.
I know where your coming from with your last 2 sentences
I almost paid the altimite price, that wont happen again!
Just finish 7 straight weeks on. Sun has been my first day off in 7 weeks 12 hours a day It’s tough but the money is just to damn good. I know my slow time is coming up so I just bite the bullet because I know in a month or so my phone will stop ringing
My record before getting into window cleaning was 56 days straight, sometimes 14-16 hours a day (restaurant work). I also used to log 75-hour weeks working in the fitness industry.
I can tell you right now that kind of schedule isn’t healthy either mentally or physically.
Structuring work philosophy like an athlete will help you stay more competitive in the long run. Good personal trainers will advise you to take at least one day off each week from your training, no matter how motivated or advanced you are. Your body and mind need breaks to thrive and progress. By denying yourself just a day of work each week, you’ll be more productive and happy when you get back to it the following day.
Ironic that I am reading this on a Sunday which is my dedicated day off, but I am going to go to work. My concern for getting burned out is that I can’t give 100% to my clients when I get tired and my sense of humor diminishes.
I am a firm believer in the 4 day work week. It has helped in all aspects of my life.
Good stuff, thanks for all the info and tips!
I’m gonna try 6 days a week, Sundays the most I’ll do is estimates.
Thanks guys. I want to see the client for the CCU and told him my dilemma, he recommended I take today off so now I need to find excuses to avoid all the honey do projects. Probably just going to play with WFP and clean the vehicles.
I used to think I would take the work no matter what day it landed on. Not a good thing. After my nearly year long stint in the hospital, my idea of making it through life is to have days for me outside of days for work.
I do not work on Sundays, except when I worked for somebody else, but then I had one or two days off during the week to compensate. Seven days a week of work is no life. If you absolutely have to work a weekend day to serve that customer, then schedule another day off to make up for it. Life is short; even more so if your work yourself to DEATH!
I like an ancient proverb that says - “Better is a handful of rest than two handfuls of hard work and chasing after the wind”
This job is way to physical to work even 6 days a week, let alone 7. By Friday after lunch I’m just burned out .
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For some reason I don’t mind working a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon here and there . But Saturday’s , yeah no way Jose
I have a yearly customer who needs Saturday. No problem. A quarterly customer needs a Saturday or Sunday every great once in a while. No problem there either. Long stretches with no days off? Gonna need to put up some jack for that, or at least donate nicely to the American Heart Association.
Yes I am a robot. I’ve worked the last 2 1/2 months sunday-Monday. Gotta strike when the irons hot. Hang in there you’ll get used to saving buko $'s😎
2013 did 75 days in a row in slow season. Hated life
Last week was in the field till 930 and was not thrilled.
This thread inspired me to take Sunday off. I washed two vans, WFP cleaned my windows, found some equipment and tools in my garage/clutter pile, then did way overdue yard work until 2200. When I hit the sack I was looking forward to a relaxing Monday of a residential WC, some CCU and then cleaning a couple of banks in the evening.