June 05, 2009

Uh-oh...I Think I'm A Workaholic

I've always been "dedicated" to my job. Employers have never had to worry about my work ethic...

I got my yearly review last week, and my boss mentioned in one breath (literally) that she'd like me to ensure that nothing sits in any one's voice mail or email for over 24 hours and that she took off points in my review because I work TOO MUCH! Ugh... You want me to work more, but work less?!?!

Can someone explain that to me?

Our HR Department is starting a task force to discuss work/life balance and sent out questionnaire to determine if you are a workaholic.

  • There is no separation for you between work and home.
  • Even when at home, your work is the top priority.
  • You are overly committed and driven to work. Your happiness is found in your work.
  • Work always seems to take precedence over family and leisure time.
  • You have no social life other then work-related events.
  • Work is on your mind 24/7.
  • You feel stressed because of your work.
  • You get upset when others suggest you cut back on your work.
  • You do not take vacations or take your work with you on vacation.

While I'm not guilty of ALL of these...I do have to admit that I almost NEVER take time off, rarely delegate and had to skip a girl's night out last month because I was still at work at 9 PM.

I don't want my life to be like this!! Any suggestions on fun things I should do this weekend?


  1. What kind of work do you do, and WHY are you so obsessed with it?

    Justine :o )

  2. dinner and shopping with meeeeeeeeeeeeeee! And yah I would say your a workaholic not by choice tho ... its forced. We will change that soon enough lol : )

  3. I've been guilty of those before. it's hard to not be so committed to you job


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