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"Sorry I'm late. I got caught up at home being happy."
"I'm doing 9 to 5."
"I've spent so much time with my family that I've started to lose sight of what really matters."
"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
"Here is the one pager we all agreed on..."
"First of all Harringnton, let me tell you how much we all admire your determination not to choose between job and family."
Tags:work, worklife, home, homelife, work life balance, family, families, dad, dads, father, fathers, working parent, working parents, parent, parenting, parents, parenthood, boss, bosses, let down, gently, letting down gently, disciplinary, disciplinary hearing, fire, fired, firing, dismissed, dismissal, dismissals, determination
"So, do you come here often?"
"I'm in an industry that's more mature than the people in it."
Tags:industry, industries, mature industry, mature industries, industry growth cycle, industry growth, economics, immature, worklife, immature coworker, immature coworkers, job satisfaction, no job satisfaction, coworker, coworkers, colleague, colleagues, immature colleague, immature colleagues, economists, economist
"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
"Sometimes it's important to stop whatever break you're taking and just do the work."
Tags:procrastinate, procrastinating, procrastination, break, breaks, writing break, writing breaks, writer, writers, author, authors, journalist, journalists, journalism, take breaks, taking breaks, office drone, office drones, office worker, office workers, worker, workers, manager, managers, management, tip, tips, worklife, corporate culture, corporate mentality, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, break room, break rooms, slacker, slackers, slack off, slacking off, put off, putting off, work, works
A couple go to sleep in an office cubicle
The guy who got in on the ground floor
"We're tunnelling out after lunch – pass it on."
"Not enough money is being spent on safety, so be careful."
Tags:office, offices, worklife, health and safey, workplace safety, safety warning, safety warnings, boss, bosses, employee, employees, warning, warnings, useless warning, useless warnings, cutting corners, cut corners, safety statement, risk assessment, risk assessments, bad risk assessments, bad risk assessment, risk assessment fail, hazardous work environment, hazards at work, cost cutting, cutting costs
Another day at Origami, Inc
'Come on, you can always fit one more.'
"I just need a few minutes with the auto-sensor to regain my illusion of control."
Tags:bathroom, bathroom break, bathroom breaks, restroom, restroom break, restroom breaks, work, worklife, stress, stress relief, illusion of control, hand dryer, hand dyers, auto-sensor, automatic hand dryer, coping mechanisms, weird coping mechanisms, stress relief, lack of control, out of control, no control, modern life
"I've transferred all my vacation time into absurdly long coffee breaks."