Do you ever dream about your job in your sleep?

United States
July 3, 2007 8:54pm CST
Do you have days that your spend extra time on your job..so much so you dream about it? If so are the dream realistic or completely off the wall?
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@SexyMhei (153)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
There are times when I was too busy and preoccupied with my work that I even dream about it. Some are realistic, as if it was a continuation of the scene from the office. But there are times also that my dreams are completely off the wall. Like one time we are cramming over some works that are nearly due that we have to work overtime, as in we never left the office for almost a week. Then when I finally went home and sleep on my own bed, I had dreamt that we were back in the office, but this time the office was turned into a bedroom for our boss!hahaha! I can still remember seeing her in her night gown in my sleep, while me and my other officemates are typing awy on our computers! Although there are some hilarious dreams about my work, I prefer that I dream about other things coz everytime I dreamt of working I woke up tired and drain, you know.
• United States
4 Jul 07
Sounds like you put alot of time into your job and I can imagine if you dream about it when you wake up you think you have already be there..I sure wouldn't want to dream all night about work..It would make it hard getting to it the next morning;)+
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I don't work but I dream that I am working at my previous job and I wake up thinking if I have to go to work or not.
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• United States
4 Jul 07
Hi mimatexas, Did you love the place you use to work at? Are the dreams realistic or quite imaginary?:)+|
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yes, I loved my job a lot. The bad thing is I had to quit due to illness and I am still under doctor's care. The dreams I have are too realistic that I wonder if I am really working or not.
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• United States
4 Jul 07
Do you think you will go back to this job..or is your health too bad for you to return..I sense you wish you were still there;)+
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I have dreamed about my current job in my sleep as well as previous jobs in my sleep. All my dreams about my past and current job have been good ones so that is a good thing. Sometimes I do miss my old job though I know things were not great there. I will probably be dreaming tonight about my current job since I will be working alone with the students since my other two coworkers are off tomorrow. My dreams are usually realistic. :-)
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• United States
4 Jul 07
Ken what kind of other job did you have..? When did you leave the last job..what made it not so good to work there? You have 3 people who teach the students..Is this throughout the day that you take turns teaching..How is it the 3 teachers teach one class? Do you know lots about computers..? +
• Singapore
4 Jul 07
I don't think there is anything wrong with this. In fact, I think most people dream about their job in their sleep too. :( Part of work stress perhaps. Or they are just brainstorming for solutions to problems met during work.
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• United States
4 Jul 07
I don't think anyone said there was any wrong in dreaming about work;) I keep dreaming of a raise or a paid vacation..hopefully it will become a reality:)+
• United States
4 Jul 07
Ya know,,i thought i was the only one in thew orld that did that and im so glad im not alone,because its just weird! before i hur tmy back i was working 2 jobs..one full time and another 30 hrs a week..the other i just loved working there and when i found abetter paying job..i stayed because well i loved the poeple i worked with and my customers..then i blew my back as u know..well its been 10 years this Aug..and i stil have dreams of aorking..some dreams of me going back to..and that will never happen..im on the road to wheel chair soon..:( heck i even have dreams of going back to college..its starnge..bnut kinda nice..because in my dreams i see my friends again..:)
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• United States
4 Jul 07
Sounds like you are missing your friends..so naturally you body copes with it by bringing them back to you in your dreams..Glad you shared..I am sure many people dream about work..especially those people who are in charge:)+
@oriental (1051)
• Uruguay
4 Jul 07
It's funny, but when I worked it was very strange that I had dreams about my job. However, in the last few months, after I retired, it's been quite common for me to dream I'm working at my job place but, at the same time, vaguely knowing I should not be there because of having already retired.
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• United States
4 Jul 07
You know..you must have loved your work if you still dream about it even now that you are retired. They say the hardest thing about retirement is not being able to go to worK;)+
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
A lot...and I saw my officemates and we're also working in my dream...so funny...
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• United States
4 Jul 07
I dream sometimes of getting a raise..I know that's a dream..lol..but it's a nice happy dream;)+
@kprabhu (439)
• India
4 Jul 07
i love the place to work at home than my office. some times i do my job in my home that makes me pleasant. but it is in for my office, i can not do more because of conjunction. And i always expect more appreciation from my neighbors.
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• United States
4 Jul 07
I am happy to hear that you love your job very much..but do you ever dream about it? This is the subject of our topic here;)+
@magnet (2087)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Years ago I had a dream that I was working in a laboratory all night long. When I woke up I was exhausted and I felt like I worked all night so I called in sick because I was so exhausted from working all night long in my sleep.
@kel12347 (33)
• United States
8 Jul 07
I dream about my job a lot. I'm a lawyer, so usually I'll have dreams about being in court and the judge yelling at me. Or I'll dream about some of my clients. My dreams about work are pretty close to real life, sadly, because the judge does yell, and so do the clients. I would prefer to get away from work completely when I'm not there, but sometimes my dreams won't let me.