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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.'
"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
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"Is that you, or am I experiencing Artificial Reality?"
Tags:returning home, coming home, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, artificial reality, augmented reality, virtual reality, reality, imaginary, imagination, real, fake, false, imagined, unreal, fantasy, absent husband, absent husbands, work-a-holic, work-a-holics, workaholic, workaholics, working overtime, overtime, businessman, businessmen, office life
"The fact is, I didn't do the homework assignment because you seem to be swamped with paperwork and I didn't want to add to your problems."
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, homework, assignment, assignments, paper, papers, essay, essays, report, reports, project, projects, paperwork, marking, grading, overworked, overtime, working overtime, overwhelmed, excuse, excuses, problem, problems, public education, public education system, public education systems, state education, state education system, state education systems, national education, national education system, national education systems, public school, public schools, teacher life, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school
Tags:monday, mondays, work, workaholic, workaholics, addiction, addicted, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, corporation, corporations, overtime, overtime hours, working overtime, job, jobs, employment, employee, employees, office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives
The Attorney at Home: "I only feel alive when the hours are billable."
Tags:attorney, attorneys, lawyer, lawyers, barrister, barristers, lockdown, lockdowns, pandemic, pandemics, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, at home, stay at home, working from home, hour, hours, billable hours, billable, charge, charges, charging, expensive, earn, earns, earning, feel alive, feeling alive, overtime, working overtime, client, clients, project, projects
"Of course if you weren't PREPARED to do any unpaid OVERTIME to HELP the company then of course your lack of MOTIVATION and AMBITION wouldn't affect your career prospects...That wouldn't be fair of us WOULD IT?"
'The company laid off 20,000 of its emplyees. How would you feel about a 168 hour work week?'
"No need to rush. Take all weekend if you must."
"What do you mean, you need to find a balance between work and family? We consider you part of our family."
"We sure appreciate your doing all you can to make the weather interesting, Herb!"
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"Has anyone mentioned that you're management now, …… You don't get overtime."
I've been working 20 hours a day. Well, that leaves you four hours to get to work.
"You're on salary, Hargraves. You don't get anything extra when your imagination woks overtime."
"I'm leaving early, before mission creep takes over."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, mission creep, commitment, commitment issues, overtime, working overtime, working late, leave early, leaving early, leaving work early, sneaking out, sneak out, lazy, laziness, shirk, shirking, military, military campaign, military campaigns, long term commitment, long-term commitment, long-term commitment, long term commitment
"Man every time I feel sorry for myself for being a prisoner I just look over at you and thank my lucky stars I don't have is bad as you!"
Tags:work, workaholics, office drone, office drones, office worker, desk job, desk jobs, prisoner, jails, workaholic, office work, office workers, worker drones, working overtime, labor, overworked, cubicles, jail, prisoners, prison, prison cell, cell mates, cellies, inmates, imprisoned, imprisonment, slave to the grind, incarceration, incarcerated, imprisonment
"I don't know WHY she's so angry. She asked for a 'unique' gift and you don't get any more 'unique' than the gift of working over Christmas."
Tags:christmas gift, christmas gifts, christmas present, christmas presents, xmas gift, xmas gifts, xmas present, xmas presents, xmas, christmas, xmases, christmases, festive period, festive season, overtime, working christmas, christmas day, xmas day, working overtime, boss, bosses, manager, managers, office politics, unique, uniqueness
'How could you have thirty years of experience when you're only twenty?'
"Mommy uses emojis when she texts me bedtime stories."
Tags:emoji, emojis, bedtime story, bedtime stories, overworked, working mom, working moms, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, text, texts, texting, social media, social isolation, socially isolated, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, modern life, modern times, modern families, 21st century, working late, overtime, working overtime, work, working
'Don't worry about it. If at first we don't succeed, we can do it later and get paid time-and-a-half for it.'
"Everybody's getting together after work to do some more work—you in?"
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, worker, workers, employee, employees, office, offices, office life, work, working, job, jobs, after work, get-together, get-togethers, party, parties, getting together, overtime, doing overtime, working overtime, no escape, workaholic, workaholics, work-a-holic, work-a-holics, office worker, office workers, more work, office party, office parties, office get-together, office get-togethers
THINK on your own time - SWEAT on company time.
Bob hated working over-time.
"As always he found a way to duck out of working overtime!"
'Been here awhile?'