Are you a workaholic?

September 26, 2017

In the modern world, one has to work a lot, work hard and even take the work home. Such schedule is valued by many employers and is considered a prerequisite for success. However, on the road to the career fame, hard work is often transformed into a kind of work dependence. In particular, a person begins to devote all their time to business affairs, stays in office until late at night, and sometimes even sleeps there. In this case, it is customary to talk about a workaholic who is ready to work 24 hours a day, yet their main purpose is not to earn as much money as possible, rather simply to work as long as possible and more.

Of course, for some employers, such an employee will prove to be a very valuable find, because, if anything, they can always do the most difficult and sometimes not interesting tasks, and they will always fulfill them. You can be surely called workaholic if you spend all your time working at the expense of rest and communication with family and friends.

At moments of rest, the workaholic is anxious and wants to return to work. At weekends, such people are trying to give work at least a few hours and may even refuse the annual leave. In addition, workaholic perceives the failures in work close to the heart and, because of this, can even fall into depression. 

So, would you call yourself a workaholic?

  • Yes
  • Sometimes, it depends on the project
  • No
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So if you had to choose – a family or a job, – what would you choose?


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