Work and play can be balanced in my day as a school-based therapist...sometimes. Paperwork can really steal my rest time. I believe as an OT practicing what I teach is essential for credibility. Back to task!
For the past 2 years I've been working 4 days a week in a private therapy clinic and 2 days a week elsewhere as regular OT. In the first job i get payed per hour/time there are patiënt to see no reverals means no income. My income fluctuates every month from very litle to something we can just about live on. In the private clinic we work digitally and compared to my other job -where they are keen on using paper, it takes far less time to register things. Although I prevere working for the clinic because standards and quality is higher, I wish I've not do deal with the stress of being money-less every month.
I work 40 hours in a SNF with paper documentation. I have a disabled husband (CP) and work PRN in sn ALF when I feel up to it. I feel like a hamster on a wheel, never getting anywhere. I've been sick every month since September. There is no balance in my life, work wins, hands down. I wish I had the luxury of working part-time.
I work full time in a SNF setting that is still using paper documentation and then work per diem also in SNF settings. Lately working over 70 hours a week has burnt me out and I am going back to (only) 40 hours to squeeze in more time for focusing on my own health and exercise.
I started working home health part-time after 10 years of SNF, which I do only on a PRN basis. Home health and PRN gives me the flexibility to drop my kids off to school in the morning, take them to appointments or have lunch with my husband or friends and still see patients throughout the day. We still do paper documentation in home health, curious to see how electronic documenation will change things. All my SNF settings are all electronic documentation which don't really take too much time if you can take the laptop/netbook/iPod with you.
I really love my job, so much-- but having to schedule around my clients schedules for home based visits is tiring, difficult and means I end up seeing kids on the weekends or early morning or late evenings.
I work full time in a new opened rehab center in China.we work 7 days/week,and definitily much more than 8hr/day.I always have sore feet after work,what is worst is that the way go back home takes 1.5hrs。。。never mention about the recreation,leisure and entertainment,I only wish I can sleep
Have been using EMR > 1yr and while the hype was that documentation was to be a time saver, I nor any of my colleagues have seen this. For various factors, use of EMR has added 7-10hrs to work week. Do I get paid for those hrs? What do you think? Sometimes I need to go in on a Sat. morning to catch-up or definitely spend entire last weekend of month doing protracted D/C summaries , QI Review because w/ everything on a computer it is much easier to access,ect. Things were more efficient when done on paper believe it or not and this is the consenus of both younger and older practicing therapists. So no I am not happy w/ current work-life balance.
I am spoiled by my former work schedule in which I worked for years on an eight-day cycle; on four days, off four days. It was wonderful!My current forty hour work week leaves little time for recreation , much less leisure. Chores take up most of the tine off.
I work full time at a retirement community. I love it but it can be very draining. If I work 6 hours a day (or less!), I feel like I have energy for exercising, spending time with friends, etc. If I work over 8 hours a day, I barely have energy to make dinner. So, yes, I feel balanced if I work bet 30-35 hours a week, but over that I do not feel balanced.
I am a mother of a 21 month old and have one on the way. I work full time, and find it incredibly difficult to split my time as my son does not get as much as my workplace does. I feel incredibly guilty but hope that working this much is in the best interest of my family. I also feel that my work place bleeds every minute out of you, so therefore making it very hard to look foward to coming in every day!
I work two part time jobs, and am trying to run a small OT business. I feel like I am "On Call" 24/7. I need to cut down work to enjoy life but it is very difficult.
I work 1/2 time which is the perfect way to balance life.Full time was hectic and many corners had to be cut-needed a house cleaner and quick meals, less time for friends.