Does your life revolve around nothing but work?

@stephcjh (32327)
United States
April 7, 2008 9:16pm CST
Mine does right now. I have to work alot of hours to make sure my family gets what they need and advance in life. I'm sure it will all pay off one day though. Do you work alot of hours? What is the reason for your work these days? Are you helping your family or just a workaholic?
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I have to work to pay my bills and buy food. I would like to have extra but as long as I can pay the bills and feed my family I'm happy. It sucks it takes two incomes to survive anymore. I do make time for my family when I can. I don't do much on the weekend because of family.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I know what you mean. I am hopimg to get caught up eventually and get things paid off so we don't have to work so may hours and days straight. It wears a person out and all work with no play is very hard on a persons soul.
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• United States
8 Apr 08
Yeah, there have been times in my life where it seems like that. With me, it's either feast of famine. Either I have too many hours or too few. So, when I work a lot of hours, I save my money so that when I work too few hours, I will have some money to live on. I don't have a family to support, just me. Sometimes, though, I just like to work and earn money.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I have to earn to help my family out. I work alot of hours online to make sure it happens. Working online takes alot of hours to make decent money.
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@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I use to work 14 hour days and then I got hurt and couldn't do it anymore. I miss working, but I like being home too.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I work at least that many hours per day online. I don't mind work but seven days a week right now is getting old but it has to be done. I hope I can sit back and relax soon though after reaching my goals. I like being home too after working outside of the home for many years, so I really cannot complain too much.
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@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
8 Apr 08
What kind of work do you do on the computer?
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@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I do work 8:30 to 3:45 every day. Then I come home and I work for a market research company every evening, basically waiting for calls to come to me that I can turn around and see if I can get people to answer a 5 minute survey. I sometimes do this on Saturday also. I try to work every day during the school year because I am off during the summer. This year I will be babysitting a friend's daughter a couple of days a week, then I might even try to get a cashiering job a couple of nights a week. I am doing it because my husband's overtime has been temporarily cut back and it does hurt. My money is used for groceries and for fun money.
• United States
22 Jun 08
Thanks for the best comment!!!
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
No, I am not that "workaholic" type of person but I work hard. I just make sure that i have time to pamper myself with a massage every other week, see my friends, boyfriend and my family as well. I work 8.5hours a day unless we have to render OT (overtime) for maximum of 3 hours. I can't work if I am stressed out so I need to see them to destress myself. Imanage to balance my work and personal needs!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
I am exactly the same way as you are, but a lot of it as well is because I am sick all the time and even when I have the opportunity to get out I just can't. I hope that one day I will feel better.
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@ellie333 (21029)
9 Apr 08
When my girls were small I used to have to do at least 12 hour days at work so the mortgage would get paid and missed out on so much of them growing up so I know where you are coming from, but these days with my son so small even though I work hard, I work smarter and do less hours so I can spend time with my son also. I wouldn't class myself as a workaholic I just balance work and home life well these days and do what I must to meet my families needs and no more. Ellie :D
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I was recently called a workaholic, but believe me if I didn't have to work so much just to make ends meet, I gladly slow down just a little bit!
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
8 Apr 08
no i dont allow work to take the shine off my life,i work hard and play hard,i always try to keep a balance between the two,though i agree that i do work longer but i never joke with my play time.it keeps me sane and allows me to get creative,sometimes i just take time off from work and come back fresh,i wouldnt say am a workaholic,but i enjoy working,idleness will kill me in less than a week
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I try to not let it be, but probably yes a little..I do make time for my family for at least 30 minutes if not longer..Of course with a 5 y/o, he demands more attention..
• United States
8 Apr 08
pretty much.the local economy's so bad right now,my mother needs every cent i can bring her. it's not so much workaholism..more like no choice. y'know it's pretty bad when the parents beg you to move back home LOL
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
Hi There, I would have to admit that I do indeed work too much. I would say that I am a workaholic. It did lead to the end of my marriage that is for sure. I never had any bad intentions by it, I just try to provide the best I can. I have forgot about balance in life. I think balance is the key. Maybe someday I will figure out how to find it! cheers,
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
30 Jun 08
It was but now it's not. I've learned to take it easy and have also learned that there are much more important things than work. My family and friends are important to me too. My grandmother recently fell down so I had to spend a lot of time taking care of her. I rather spend more time with the person I love than work.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
30 Jun 08
Hello stephcjh, Honestly, I am not a workaholic. I have to work because I still can't afford to stay at home and doing nothing *smiles* I have a good life but as a normal human being, I just want more - for the sake of my family and our future. I want it to be easier in the future where I can just spend more time with my family and do whatever I love to do, without worrying about my financial anymore.
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
My life is my work. Before, I always hangout at mall with my friends and my family, but because of my job I rarely do that.
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
6 May 08
Ya i work too because of my family.Actually i want to help my Husband & want that not too much stress is there on him for running the family.His parents are dependent on us & not in a proper health also.So this additional burden i try to support .Also it helps to save for future & our family.
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I guess you could say taht... my life revolves areound my kids.. and they are my work... being a sahm!
@gemini_rose (16194)
10 Apr 08
I am a bit of a workaholic yes, when I used to work before I had all my children the job I had I tended to be there more than at home. It was very hard when I first stopped work but then with the children I became too busy to notice. I now do some work online and have my fingers in a few pies so to speak, and it does take some time up trying to keep up with it all. I often stay up until late at night trying to keep up with it as well as look after the children through the day.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
10 Apr 08
No. Not the money, just taking care of my kids. Now this is work!
@lifbrue (108)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Yes, any suggestions?