Wednesday, July 4, 2012

National Workaholics Day - 2012


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By Terry Orr
(Retired Workaholic)

Workaholics Day was created to honor all those hard working people that "burn the candle at both ends" and are addicted to work. We all know a few work-a-holics, here are a few ways to identify them...
  • They are the first to arrive at work and typically the last one to leave.
  • They canceled their vacation because they felt as though they had to much work to complete.
  • They know the name of the person that cleans the office at the end of the day. This person asks them each day to move so that they can clean their work area and if they would mind locking up when they leave.

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Wikipedia describes a workacoholic as  "a person who is addicted to work. The term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it. There is no generally accepted medical definition of such a condition, although some forms of stress, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be work-related. Workaholism is not the same as working hard. Despite logging in an extraordinary amount of hours and sacrificing their health and loved ones for their jobs, workaholics are frequently ineffective employees.... As with other psychological addictions, workaholics are often unable to see that they have a problem. Confronting the workaholic will generally meet with denial."
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How do you know if you’re a work-a-holic:

  • It's the Fourth of July weekend, and you are at work or brought home work.
  • You are working because "It's fun!" Yes, we've heard that one before.
  • You work because you want to, not because you need to. (yeah, right)
  • You are always the first one to work and/or the last one to leave.
  • It's Saturday, and you're working.
  • It's Sunday, and you're working.
  • You're last thoughts as you fall asleep are related to work.
  • If you are a work-a-holic, we encourage you to use Work-a-Holic Day to break the habit. Simply take today off.

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 Here is the link to our article last year:

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