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kbagel
02-06-2008, 12:11 AM
Let me start off by saying, I love my job! I'm a brand planner/researcher at a strategic research firm. I work directly with ad agencies and, generally, my job is great.

However, every once in a while we work massively long hours. And by long, I mean beginning Friday, I've worked on average, 18 hours a day. Including Saturday and Sunday. I haven't seen by boyfriend, with whom I live, since Sunday night, when I came home at 10 pm and worked from home until 2:00 am.

Sorry, I just needed to complain for a minute.

Thanks for listening/reading.

auburnchick
02-06-2008, 12:46 AM
:hug:

I hope this isn't the norm. I'll assume that the long hours is a seasonal thing...meaning you're working on a big project?

Anyhow, I empathize. It's not fun to have any sort of "regular" life.

:hug:

scout52
02-06-2008, 02:40 AM
Oh honey I'm so sorry. I feel your pain. Until recently I had been working 80-90 hr weeks. just recently have my work week been the normal 40 hr work week. hopefully your bf is understanding. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

kbagel
02-06-2008, 08:40 PM
Thank goodness that is over. We presented this afternoon to an extremely demanding client. And it went well. Now I'm going to get some sleep.

The problem with this particular client is, they expected us to hand them all of the insights from this particular research study. Usually, after a study, we give them a research debrief and point out area's of interest for their Brand Strategists to further explore. If they have any questions they're more then welcome to ask.

Going from the research to the insights is something that we can do, but it's more time consuming and difficult for us. Everyone at my company has done it before but, at the end of the day, we're in the research business for a reason: WE'RE BETTER AT IT! So, it's very difficult.

Thanks for the kind words!