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"Dan, you forgot to put on your out-of-office."
'Right I'm off on my hols...I've left the numbers for the airline and the hotel and you've got my mobile, the back-up mobile, my wife's mobile and I'll be checking my e-mails daily!'
"I can't remember - do I work at home or do I live at work?"
Tags:work/life balance, life/work balance, work-life balance, life-work balance, workaholic, workaholics, work addict, work addicts, personal life, family life, personal time, family-life, home office, home offices, corporate culture, stressful job, demanding job, demanding jobs, stressful jobs, work ethic, work ethics
"I won't be in tomorrow. I'm taking a personal snow day."
Tags:snow day, snow days, snowy day, snowy days, vacation, vacations, vacationing, winter break, winter breaks, hooky, play hooky, playing hooky, stay home, stays home, staying home, home from school, personal time, mental health, mental health break, mental health breaks, high school, high school student, high school students, slacker, slackers, slack off, slacks off, slacking off, personal day, personal days, sick leave, entitled, entitlement complex, entitlement complexes
"It's his creative time."
Tags:secretary, secretaries, businesswoman, businesswomen, receptionist, receptionists, office, offices, executive, executives, business, businesses, businessmen, businessman, creative, creativity, break, breaks, break time, lunch break, lunch breaks, personal time, dance, dancing, dancer, dancers, unprofessional
'I bring news from the office.'
"I'm beginning to feel sick tomorrow."
"After working through my vacation, my sick days, and my commute, I'm going into work for some well-deserved down time."
"Human resources say that we should be accepting of people who make different lifestyle choices."
Tags:diverse, diversity, recruit, recruitment, recruiter, recruiters, interviews, hr, human resources, personnel, manager, managers, equality, workplace equality, workforce, work environment, equal opportunities, racism, workplace, discrimination, prejudice, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, family time, work-life balance, work/life balance, personal time, family life, fatherhood, father, fathers, dad, dads, workaholics, lifestyle choices, alternative lifestyle
"It's such a bummer, but it looks like I'll have to work for the next thirty or forty years."
"People just don't realise how stressful this job is. . . I used to have hair!"
"Some advice please...How do I squeeze 9 days work into 5 and still see my family?"
Tags:overworked, overwork, overworking, workload, workloads, work-life balance, life-work balance, personal time, personal life, stressful job, stressful jobs, family time, family life, family-life, social problem, social problems, santa claus, career adviser, career advisers, careers advice, father christmas
"Is this your way of telling me you need a little 'me time'?"
"Mom wants us to spend 'Quality time' together, so don't blame me."
"My day job is usually working in equations, but in my free time I enjoy playing games."
"We're very away of the impact that work can have on your social life!"
"Personnel say we can't recruit because nobody wants the soul destroying pressure, the morale crushing hours, the TERRIBLE work life balance."
'You'll have to come in over the weekend to attend some training on managing a healthy 'work/life' balance!'
'Anybody who has a life, gets more work.'
'...I don't want people to get the impression that I'm so passionate about my work that I'll be taking it with me!...'
'Starting a vegetable garden has been a great way for Greg to relax and really get in touch with himself.'
'I must confess I admire people like you...Executives brave enough to say 'No I need a holiday.' I don't care if my clients look elsewhere, I'm not going to sacrifice my leisure time to climb the slippery pole to the very top...'
"Finally we're alone."
"Look, I'm doing a little me-time right now. Why don't you go ahead and do a little you-time, and then I'll be over at eight for a little us-time."
Tags:telephone call, telephone calls, relationship, relationships, partnership, partnerships, love, time, quality time, free time, me time, personal time, personal space, alone time, solo time, negotiate, negotiation, mediate, mediation, explanation, explain, explaining, talk, talking, dating, dates, men
"Business trip, eh? Gee, that's too bad."