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"Sorry, kiddo. Your old man has to work so you can go to the best drug trials in the country."
Tags:lab rat, lab rats, laboratory, laboratories, lab, labs, rat, rats, mouse, mouses, mice, scientist, scientists, maze, mazes, drug trial, drug trials, animal experiment, animal experiments, animal experimentation, ambitious, pushy, college fund, college funds, parent, parents, support, supportive, parental support, sacrifice, sacrifices, work life, home life, animal testing, work, profession, professions, parenting, parenthood
Forms I cannot deal with / Forms I will not deal with
Tags:stress, stresses, job, jobs, inbox, inboxes, outbox, outboxes, in-box, in-boxes, out-box, paperwork, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper pushing, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, pressure, pressured, pressures, under pressure, work life, work, worker, work-life balance, work form, work forms, paperwork, sea of paperwork, seas of paperwork, drown, drowns, drowning
"I've just about had it with these corporate retreats."
Tags:desert, deserts, hot sun, sun, beating sun, waste, wasteland, wastes, dune, dunes, sand, sands, mirage, mirages, retreat, retreats, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, working world, work life, working life, work life balance, buried, buried up tot he neck, neck deep, corporate, corporation, corporations, travelling, desperate, desperation, enough, enough is enough
Play-Doh vs Work Doh
Tags:childhood, child, children, kid, kids, adulthood, adults, work, working, work life, adult life, dead end job, dead end jobs, jobs, job, grey, gray, lifeless, colourless, colorless, joyless, play, playing, joyful, childlike, colourful, colour, color, contrast, contrasts, growing up, grow up, never grow up, nostalgia, nostalgic
"I've never been so humiliated in my entire week."
Tags:businessmen, businesswomen, business men, business women, office, office life, offices, humiliated, humiliation, humiliating, humiliate, humiliates, long week, hard week, rough week, hard day, rough day, long day, just another day in the office, worker, workers, ol, office lady, working world, working life, work life, women, woman, perspective, perspectives
Exec Has His Whole Life At His Desk
Tags:desk life, life, work life, life work, work life balance, life's work, exec, executive, reason to live, sad, sadness, office, office life, desk, desks, desk jockey, desk job, desk jobs, businessmen, businessman, modern life, modern world, working world, world of work, critique, critical, critic, critics, commentary, comment, reduce, reduction, reduction of spirit, dystopia, dystopian, capitalism, capitalist
"No, not there, please. That's where I'm going to put my head."
Tags:head desk, head desks, head, heads, slam, slams, slamming, overworked, too much work, work, work life, work lives, secretary, secretaries, businessman, businessmen, underpaid, frustration, frustrations, frustrated, exasperated, furious, infuriated, papers, shuffling papers, white collar job, white collar jobs
"Thank goodness you're here - I can't accomplish anything unless I have a deadline."
Tags:death, dead, die, dies, dying, grim, grim reaper, reapers, reaper, creepy, scythe, scythes, soul, souls, eternal soul, underworld, religion, religious, religious imagery, modern, modern life, businessman, working from home, work from home, deadline, deadlines, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinators, final, final deadline, under pressure, pressure, office, office drone, working life, work life, working from home, work from home, home office, home offices, covid-19, coronavirus, self-isolate, self-isolation
"Am I talent or product?"
Tags:stepford wives, old fashioned, family, family values, families, dinner, over dinner, business, market, markets, marketing, marketed, parents, parenting, parental, product, products, businesses, businessmen, dad, dads, father, fatherhood, talent, talented, word play, play on words, cliche, kids say the darndest things, cliches, cliché, clichésjargon, jargons, work talk, home life, work life, corporate, corporations, influence, influential, influencing, raising kids, kid, kids, child, children
"The majestic way they climb higher and higher until they seem to kiss the sky reminds me of the huge pile of work I have waiting for me when I get back."
Tags:vacation, vacations, inbox, inboxes, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, nature, natural world, reminder, reminders, worklife, work life, work schedule, work schedules, stress, stresses, modern life, modern lives, break, breaks, take a break, taking a break, can't relax, unable to relax, relax, relaxes, relaxation, relaxing
"You can't see Mister Buckbinder and you can't see Mister Murdock. Mister Buckbinder and Mister Murdock worked side by side for twenty-one years, then suddenly yesterday at ten minutes past four Mister Buckbinder shot MIster Murdock. Perhaps I could get an appointment for you to see Mister Carlyle."
Tags:shooting, shootings, workplace shooting, workplace shootings, appointment, appointments, tragedy, tragedies, workplace, workplaces, appointment, appointments, make an appointment, making an appointment, work, works, working, work life, assembly line, assembly lines, casual, casual attitude, casual attitudes
"Go say something nice about your mother's corporation."
Tags:parents, parenting, parental, dad, dads, pop, pops, father, fathers, fatherhood, mother, mom, mum, motherhood, moms, corporate, corporation, workaholic, work a holic, work-a-holic, modern, modern life, work, working, worker, workers, gender stereotype, role reversal, role reversals, sardonic humour, sardonic, sardonic humor, business, businesses, family, families, home, homes, home life, work life, work/life, work life split
"Remember when the old guys were on top and the young guys were on the bottom?"
Tags:age, ages, aging, ageing, grow old, grows old, growing old, outdated, outmoded, last year's model, young, young guy, young guys, usurp, usurps, usurping, work, work life, modern life, modern times, corporate culture, corporate hierarchy, hierarchy, hierarchies, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, old-fashioned, out-of-date, middle age, middle aged, hotshot, hotshots, young hotshot, young hotshots, office worker, office workers, office drone, office drones
"From staring at your pictures on my desk all day at work, I almost feel I know you."
Tags:family photo, family photos, work life, worklife, workaholic, workaholics, rich, riches, rich person, rich people, family portrait, family portraits, distant, distant father, father, fathers, distant fathers, photo, photos, photograph, photographs, absentee father, absentee fathers, parent, parents, family dinner, family dinners, dinner table, conversation, conversations, office drone, office drones, work life, all-consuming
"And then Joel didn't come in today, soI had to do all his pillaging."
Tags:viking, vikings, raid, raiding, history, historical, histories, couple, couples, dinner, dinnertime, meal, meals, married, marriage, married life, plunder, plunders, plundering, pillage, pillages, pillaging, culture, cultural, culture shock, after work, work, working, day job, day jobs, employed, employment, employer, work life, office, offices
Work life balance - "Tonight we're going to read about how Spiderman got the firms quarterly VAT returns in on time."
"Oh, can't complain."
"Good afternoon, Ted. I'm your online presence."
Freedom, Liberty and 5:01 on a Friday.
'Do you know we spend one-third of our lives asleep in meetings?'
"What do you mean, you need to find a balance between work and family? We consider you part of our family."
You Are Not Your Job
"I really didn't enjoy working five days a week, fifty weeks a year for forty years, but I needed the money."
The 3 Stages of Life