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19 Things All Workaholics Are Tired of Hearing

No one goes through life wanting to be a workaholic. However, depending on your schedule and the career you choose to pursue, the nonstop devotion to your work can be hard to avoid. Though we all know it’s unhealthy, separating our work lives from our personal lives is easier said than done. No matter how hard we try to fight it, we’re reminded of our slight insanity when we hear these 19 things.  

1. What are you doing?

Too many things.

2. Why are you always so busy?

I didn’t choose this life–it chose me.

3. Why are you always on your laptop?

Because that’s where Gmail is.

4. Get off the phone.

But my people need me!

5. You need to be more fun.

I know, I’m lame. You don’t have to tell me.

6. Just say “no.”

It’s not that easy!

7. Are you done yet?

Am I ever actually done?

8. It can wait.

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”-Benjamin Franklin

9. Just do it later.

Later is too late.

10. Skip it.

Sure thing, there won’t be any consequences if I just don’t show up.

11. Don’t you get off at 6?

Clocking out isn’t really a thing for me.

12. Take the day off.

So I can spend the whole day wondering about all the work I’m missing?

13. Loosen up a little.

Buy me a massage and maybe I will.

14. Why are you such a perfectionist?

I was born this way. 

15. Work is all you care about.

Not true… don’t get me started.

16. You need to relax.

Yeah, I’m not very good at that. 

17. Are you listening to me?


18. Slow down.

The faster I’m done, the sooner I can relax!

19. There’s more to life than work.

Okay, okay. You’re right. Get me a drink.

Rachael David is currently a senior at Penn State University and serves as the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Penn State. She is majoring in public relations and minoring in psychology. Her love of creative writing and all things Penn State is what inspired her to become a member of the HC team in the fall of 2013. Her background experience includes working for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Penn State as a social media intern in the spring of 2014 and is currently working as a social media intern for an internet marketing company in Harrisburg called WebpageFX. This past summer she also served as a PR intern for Tierney Communications. Rachael enjoys anything media related especially catching up on her favorite shows, including Saturday Night Live and any show on Food Network. She has a passion for food but also loves being active and spending her free time running or hiking. She hopes to gain more experience in all aspects of the media industry during college and plans on pursuing a career writing for a life & style publication in the future.