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'I'm afraid you'll have to work late tonight, I want you to attend this talk on work-life balance.'
"What would you recommend to hold a seven-year-old girl's attention in a car from East Seventy-eighth Street to Bridgehampton?"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, literal, literal joke, shopping, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, shelves, shelf, bookstore, clerk, kid, kids, kid's books, children's book, children's books, parent, parents, parenting, parental, dad, dads, father, fathers, new dad, new dads, new father, workaholic, work-a-holic, overwork, overworking, attention, attention span
"It's only Tuesday?!"
Tags:coffee cup, coffee cups, coffee, coffees, caffeine, caffeine dependency, caffeine dependencies, caffeine addict, caffeine addicts, caffeine addiction, caffeine addictions, sisyphus, sisyphean task, sisyphean tasks, work week, overworked, overwork, workload, workloads, stressful job, stressful jobs
"No, dear, the Martini is when you come back!"
Tags:alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, drunk, drunks, drunkard, drunkards, drinking problem, drink problem, drink problems, drinking problems, martini, martinis, cocktail, cocktails, stressful job, stressful jobs, workload, workloads, overworked, overwork, wife, wives, husband, husbands, coping with stress
'The good news is that we've created six new jobs...and the better news is that they're all yours.'
'Whew! Five surgeries in one day! Well, let's try to make this last one end on a happy note!'
Dead Man Presents Flat Line At Meeting
Tags:cardiograph, cardiographs, cardiographer, heart beat, beat, beating, heart beat, dead, died, dying, dies, die, death, meeting, meetings, presentation, present, presents, presenting, prentations, profit, profits, chart, charts, graph, graphs, exec, executive, businessmen, businessman, overwork, overworked, over-work, over-worked, over-working, over work, over worked, stress, stressed, work stress, working world, modern, modern life, modern world
"I figured you'd end up looking like that."
Tags:aging, ageing, aged, growing, growing old, growing older, retirement, old man, old men, retiring, retires, retired, retiree, ugly, ugliness, change, changes, changing, posture, good posture, bad posture, overwork, overworked, over work, over worked, married life, marriage, married, couple, couples, old married couple, bicker, bickering, insult, insulted, i told you so, hate to say i told you so, wife, wives, mean
"I hope, Reinhardt, that you're not one of those people whose sense of self-worth is defined by their job."
Tags:office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, job satisfaction, overworked, overwork, overworking, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, self worth, self-worth, self-esteem, cubism, abstract art, failure, failures, failing, work life balance, work-life balance, criticise, criticising, disapprove, disapproving
The perils of overwork.
Multitasking gone mad.
"Look, it's silly for you to come home from work miserable every day. Why don't you just stay there?"
Tags:office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, overworked, overwork, overworking, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, depressed, depression, depressive, depressive, misery, miserable, unrealistic, modern life, modern times, the rat race, rat race, job satisfaction, mental health, getting home, arriving home, coming home, end off the day, the end off the day, bad advice
"I always said I'd sleep when I'm dead, and yet here I am doing paperwork."
Tags:i'll sleep when i'm dead, sleep when dead, sleep when you're dead, sleep when i'm dead, sleep when i am dead, work, working, works, overwork, overworked, spirit, spirits, afterlife, ghost, ghosts, ghostly, spirit, spirits, after life, job, jobs, career, careers, sleep, sleeping, lack of sleep, sleep deprivation, sleep deprived, sleeps, paperwork, paper work, died, dies, dead
"This is going to be a two-cupcake Friday."
Tags:office worker, office workers, friday, fridays, cupcake, cupcakes, treat, treats, breaktime, breaktimes, break time, break times, long week, long weeks, work stress, stress, stressing, stressed out, stress, motivation, motivation, tried, tiring, exhaustion, exhausted, long day, long days, overwork, overworked, encouragement, overeat, overeating, indulge, indulgent, indulgence, overindulge, overindulging
"Please, Lord, enough already."
Tags:enough, enough is enough, enough already, last, last resort, last resorts, desperate measures, desperation, desperate, desperately, religion, turned to religion, faith, faiths, faithful, pray, praying, prayed, prayer, prayers, god, gods, heaven, heavens, stress, stressed, stressing, existential, existential dread, existence is pain, drudge, drudgery, overwork, overworked, over work, over worked, break down, breakdown, break-down
'We're running a bit behind, so I'm going to take whichever of you screams in agony the loudest.'
"I just got home. Can you call back tomorrow when I'm still at work?"
"I'm not withholding. I'm busy."
Tags:marriage, married, married life, old married couple, husbands and wives, husband and wife, husband, husbands, wife, wives, argue, argued, argument, arguments, arguing, argues, fight, fighting, fights, bicker, bickering, bickered, withholding, withheld, reserve, reserved, withdrawn, withdraw, withdraws, feeling, feelings, hurt feelings, hurt felling, busy, workaholic, work-a-holic, work hard, working, overwork, overworked, couple, couples, communication, communicate, communication skills, marriage counselling, counselling, counsellor, advice, help
"I'm not coming home, Jennifer. I live here now."
Tags:executive, executives, business executive, business executives, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, manager, managers, business manager, expectation, expectations, modern expectation, modern expectations, married to your job, married to the job, business managers, boss, bosses, overwork, overworking, overworked, sleeping at the office, dedicated, dedication, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, neglect, neglecting, neglectful
"All this namby pamby nonsense about stress...I've been stressed for YEARS and it's never done ME any harm... " "But you're only 25!"
45% of GPs Ignore Nice Hypertension Guide.
Deal we must.
Tags:anxious, anxiety, nervous, nervousness, panic, panicked, stress, stresses, stressed, stressed out, overwork, overworked, overworking, modern life, modern times, pressure, pressures, under pressure, modern expectation, modern expectations, modern pressure, modern pressures, everyday pressures, deal we must, mental health, mental health issues, mental health issues
"There are far too many balls in your court, Brintner!"
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"Mommy is taking the nap that you refused to take."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, child, kid, kids, childhood, growing up, growing-up, toddler, toddlers, infant, infants, terrible twos, terrible 2s, over worked, over work, overworked, overwork, sleeping on the job, exhausted, exhaustion, tired, tiring, nap, naps, naptime, naptimes, cat nap, cat naps, snooze, snoozing, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, refuse, refusing, refusal, inconsiderate, tantrum, tantrums, throwing a tantrum