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Do You Work Well Under Pressure?

Do I work well under pressure? Hell, no! I absolutely can't stand it.

What do I do when:

- My site is down and people are sending me unreasonable messages?

- I'm owing a supplier some money and I don't know where to get it?

- Someone is being manipulative but I know I still need that person's help?

I collapse! Work-related pressure is like poison to me, so I like to anticipate the future and prepare for it. I don't like being surprised by circumstances, so I am extremely conservative. I don't accept new responsibilities easily.

And unlike some people, I don't find external pressure motivating at all. I prefer to motivate myself internally.

What about you? How productive are you under pressure?

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pressure can actually work out for you. research has it that pressure can bring out creativity in you .what i don't is if that works for a lot of ppl

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I think working under 'P' brings the best out of you. Naturally, it is not the best to work under pressure, but you find out that in most cases nowadays, especially in the banks and other related industries, pressure is just the simplest condition of service you meet. It takes much to control yourself when you work under such environment, but honestly if you can control urself, you ve struck the deal.

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yea. i do my best project and essay when it's about 2days to the due date.

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i work well under pressure though it's sure not my best of times. come to think of it, we all should, because whether or not you anticipate it, it comes anyway, except you needn't work at all for a living.

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Guys,which ever way u look at it,working under pressure reduces efficiency & productivity.Whatever happens 2 D Law of Diminishing Returns?

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Guys,which ever way u look at it,working under pressure reduces efficiency & productivity.Whatever happens 2 D Law of Diminishing Returns?

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If I have an employee like that, I'll just divide the 1 week task into 7 small tasks of 24 hours each!

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did u say pressure?whoah!iits d bomb 4 me!i deliver when am under pressure.it keeps me focused and i give my best wjen under pressure.

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Its the adrenaline rush related to working under pressure i like, but sometimes i hate it and plan to give my self enough time but always end up rushing 10mins before deadline. Story of my life don't give a time limit and you were not planning on getting the work back.

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No way! if i can't concentrate, relax and feel good while working then it is certain that the work might end or nothing fruitful is produced from the effort.

pressure is like stress which the human body abhors though some people may be able to cope but they'll still feel the need for freedom.

as for the ORACLE no way

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lol, ka, the scenario u invented is really funny, esp the part where ka calms down, after ku has told him, he'll triple his pay! lol

guys!!! and u say women r all about money!lol

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under pressure, i lose it! so like Seun said, i plan in advance, i absolutely hate pressure(imagined or real), i just hate it.

(15/09/07) 22:19 PM

hmmm, was lookn at my previous posts n came across dis, actually, I try to avoid workin under pressure cuz i like to think I gave my best in every sense but if push comes to shove, i dont mind pressure, keeps me on my toes.

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I certainly cannot work well under pressure. Instead, I abandon the work for sometime.

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lol!, I ain't kidding sha!

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Yeah, yeah, i definitely do. that's why they like me at my office! *sighs*

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working under pressure brings out the best in me, i know this for sure,though i seriously DREAD it!im a PA,and my boss never commends me when im able to achieve some difficult task he's given me (even when he doubts my capabilities) and i proove him wrong.

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I can work well under school pressure exams and all, but i cannot work well when i'm pressured to do somthing and the best communication they tut they shld pass that msg to me was by shouting! I hate shouting, it adds unnecessary pressure on!

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i really dont like working under pressure but i achieve more while working under pressure. so i will say i can work under pressure.

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i totally hate pressure, especially when 3 months after we are supposed to go live, my oga is still playing golf and has forgotten all the sleepless nights, coffee and anginas he caused,

funny, deadlines seem to pass and planned projects eventuially become successful.

I still remember the deadline that almost got my colleague sacked, two promotions after and salary increase, no one talks abot the deadline even when the project is not complete.

I hate work pressure cos it spills into every part of your life that is not work

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I don't like deadlines but I thrive on them. An exception would be when I need the money badly -- I can churn out what's required as quickly as possible under such conditions.

Deadlines hardly ever faze me -- I just take them in stride. Lack of sleep does, however.

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i dont like working under pressure but sadly tend to produce best results when under pressure. i thrive on deadlines.

Never give me a job to do without a deadline attached to it, it ends up NOT being done!

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Seun,

Like you, I like an ordered well planned life. This means I absolutely HATE working under pressure.

What do I do when I have to work under pressure? I just tell myself that the world won't end if I don't meet the deadline and I carry on working as best as I can.

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Actually i dont like working under pressure, it seems like am not in control of the situation. But i found out that it brings the best in me. Maybe is the nigerian in me! Always like to work in the eleventh hour.

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I am a very free spirited person, therefore pressure to me is like being backed into a corner, and i usually bite wen cornered.

I become very irritable, and highly temparemental. i snap wen under pressure and the irritation makes me loose concentration, thus the phrase I CANNOT WORK UNDER PRESSURE.

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Thanks for sharing, kitaun. What about you, Ka?

Kitaun says he works best under pressure. Anyone else? Thanks!

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as for me,i work best under pressure,though i anticipate the future too,but this life is full of unforeseen circumstances popping up so one really has to be up to the task,you must meet pressure with extra pressure.

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Interesting - that completes the puzzle I had been working on about your personality.

I now have you down as an INTJ.

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Yes. As a matter of fact, I thrive on pressure. . .

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