Doing other people's jobs

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  1. whizkid

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    Do you ever find yourself doing other people's jobs and it getting to a point where you're "expected" to do it?
     
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    Can you be more specific?
     
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    Yes, I use the self-checkout at least once per week.
     
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    :rofl::rofl: I love self check out!
     
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    I have done so in the past.

    As I’ve gotten older, I have learned that it is not my job to save other perfectly capable adults from the consequences of their own actions.
     
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    When I was younger, in the beginning of my career, I was still under the false impression that no teacher was indispensable. So, I found myself working countless hours, even doing other people's jobs, to prove I was that indispensable teacher. I learned, pretty quickly, to not be taken advantage of by less caring teachers and admins.
     
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    When I want something done right I just do it myself!
     
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    I'm sure I'm not alone in getting tired of giving free services away when outside companies actually get paid for the same things. Like, you're always the "go-to" person for free labor.
     
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    No one comes to me for free labor, but I have someone who comes and helps me all of the time with household things I do not know how to do and probably would be physically unable to do .
    I do not call him, but ever since I have been single, he keeps track of household things like the heater, water softener, filtrating systems, and heavy items like salt bags, tires, paint, and oil changes that I need.
    He never will accept $ for his work. ( He does let me pay for the salt, oil, and filters.) I will forever be thankful that this person came into my life.
    I used to help people all I could over the yrs w/ things I could do. I still help with things I know how to do and can do, but it is not "labor" so much as cooking, airport pick ups, and helping w/ fundraisers of various types.
    What goes around, often comes around. Be thankful if you can help someone. It will come back to you later in life. However, if the people who are asking you to do things are not very thankful and you feel like they are using you, you might reassess who to help. I never have "expected him " to do it and am very thankful. I'd do whatever I could for him too.
     

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