Tuesday, October 7, 2008


What is work-load?... well lets check out what Wiki has to say.

"The term workload can refer to a number of different yet related entities.

An amount of labor

While a precise definition of a workload is elusive, a commonly accepted definition is the hypothetical relationship between a group or individual human operator and task demands.

The assessment of operator workload has a vital impact on the design of new human-machine systems. By evaluating operator workload during the design of a new system, or iteration of an existing system, problems such as workload bottlenecks and overload can be identified. As the human operator is a central part of a human-machine system, the correction of these problems is necessary for the operation of safe and efficient systems.

An operating budget may include estimates of the expected workload for a specific activity.

Quantified effort

Workload can also refer to the total energy output of a system, particularly of a person or animal performing a strenuous task over time. One particular application of this is weight lifting/weights training, where both anecotal evidence and scientific research has shown that it is the total "workload" that is important to muscle growth, as opposed to just the load, just the volume, or "time under tension". In these and related uses of the word, "workload" can be broken up into "work+load", referring to the work done with a given load. In terms of weights training, the "load" refers to the heaviness of the weight being lifted (20 kg is a greater load than 10 kg), and "work" refers to the volume, or total number of reps and sets done with that weight (20 reps is more work than 10 reps, but 2 sets of 10 reps is the same work as 1 set of 20 reps, its just that the human body cannot do 20reps of a heavy weight without a rest, so its best to think of 2x10 as being 20 reps, with a rest in the middle).

This theory was also used to determine horse power (hp), which was defined as the amount of work a horse could do with a given load over time. The wheel that the horse turned in Watt's original experiment put a certain load on the horse's muscles, and the horse could do a certain amount of work with this load in a minute. Provided the horse was a perfect machine, it would be capable of a constant maximum workload, so increasing the load by a given percentage would result in the possible work done decreasing by the same percentage, so that it would still equal "1 hp". However, horses are not perfect machines and over short time periods are capable of as much as 14 hp, and over long periods of exertion output an average of less than 1 hp.

The theory can also be applied to automobiles or other machines, which are slightly more "perfect" than animals, making a car heavier for instance, increases the load that the engine must pull, likewise making it more aerodynamic decreases drag, which acts as a load on the car as well. Torque can be thought of as the ability to move load, and the revs are how much work it can do with that load in a given amount of time. Therefore torque and revs together create kilowatts, or total power output, which can be related to the "workload" of the engine/car, or how much work it can do with a given amount of load. As engines are more mechanically perfect than animals' muscles, and do not fatigue in the same way, they will confirm much more closely to the formula that if you apply more load, they will do less work, and visa versa."

we all know that sometimes workload is considered as "$hit-load"but hey, if you want to get through everyday expences, you have to have more on your $hit-load / $hit-list. I mean c'mon, not all of us are born rich at a no-need-to-work kind of life. For almost a year, I did not get to do much but once I got a spot on doing something, shoot!!! this is not rain anymore, this is avalanche. I get to earn enough and get to do more that what i should be earning, but thats life, just like one of my mentors said, "you ain't gonna learn to walk if you can't learn how to crawl" (with that sympathetic facial expression...)

The great part on working the hell out of yourself is working with someone you are comfortable with, back-office like QA1 QA2 / training / manong guards; managers like operations manager / shift supervisors , and team mates and some twist... well they all make this war-zone-like pace some what of a home for me.

I was supposed to put up something bad for my work place, but after putting what I had on top, i forgot about it, honestly... It makes me wanna it a rice meal... well we'll see what it will be.

1 comment:

ruthie said...

Hi Mox!

Thanks for the link ha!

Grabe! Ang haba mong mag post! hehehehe!

No worries sa work load, once you've gotten used to it. It would be a lot better....

Jia Yuo!