I Am a Workaholic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 533 People

    SpankPrincess SpankPrincess
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    I constantly seek approval from people at work,

    I work way too much..so much that I stay up to 1am working from home so I can get caught up on my many many projects. I don't know what drives me to do it...boredom? redemption? trying to make up for something I'm lacking?
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    Worked on New Year's Eve from 4:00pm-11:00pm

    and as soon as I got home nobody was there everyone was out partying and yesterday I was suppose to work from 5:00-11:00 again but my boss called me early in the morning to tell me to go in so yesterday I worked from 8:00am-11:00pm today I was excited cause I was finally going...
    notgranted42 notgranted42
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    I am going to work in a few minutes.

    Then Im doing 12 hours tomorrow and Sunday Im doing 13 hours. :( I deliberately come late every week to get back at my coworker, because shes leaves garbage for me to throw out even after I talked to her politely about it.But once the weather gets really cold and snowy, i will...
    iamchelseamonroe iamchelseamonroe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    I'm getting stressed out not finishing a project

    and have this urge to log on during the weekend and finishing it...damn it ...knowing me..I probably will end up doing it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    the feeling, when after 'nice weekend'

    and half a week of searching, you find out, why the hell it didn't work... priceless :)
    lukash87 lukash87
    31-35, M
    Aug 20, 2014
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 1, 2009

    I lost a good friend to being this.

    Instead of understanding comes rejection and ridicule. I thought I was making a paycheck to provide things.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 19, 2015

    Work Is Consuming

    I work a lot. Even when I'm not at work. And to this day, I know it's unhealthy, but right now in my in my life, I really don't have much. I am single. Most of my hobbies require energy or mental focus or motivation, which I have lacked in the past 2 years. I am friendless...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2013

    When I am not working I feel useless

    and non productive. Work eases my anxiety.
    Ellwood970 Ellwood970
    66-70, M
    Jul 13, 2015

    Everyone tells me I work too much

    but I can't afford to live independently and do what I love if I don't work as much as I do. Technically I am 3/4 time at one job (which occasionally turns into 80hrs a week), I have a freelance business that can be up to 40 hrs a week, two weekend jobs that can be 15 hrs a...
    janetthetrigger janetthetrigger
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    Had an awesome day at work today,

    though found it hard to concentrate, my mind was elsewhere ...
    davidparker9 davidparker9
    22-25, M
    Feb 3, 2015

    Workaholics Unite

    so, we all work to much. it is probably for our own reasons. my reason it keeps me occupied so my brain doesn't go into overload running about my own personal problems. i am avoiding me by indulging in my work head on. work for some is just a job to pay the bills. to others it is...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 12, 2008

    I was a volunteer firefighter.

    Currently I just sold a business that I founded and ran and currently run another one. I am also a volunteer Search and Rescue member, and a volunteer Highway Rescue member (motor vehicle accidents). I am still in school, Grade 11.
    ansonmack25 ansonmack25
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    Today is a day we celebrate the working people.

    ..how did I spend my holiday. Well I decided to catch up with work, so I spent the last 13 hours in the lab. Did not accomplish much since some of my experiments did not go as expected. I love my job and what it offers: the challenge, the mystery, the excitement I get when I...
    808bc4bbs 808bc4bbs
    31-35, M
    Sep 8, 2015

    I work a 40 hour job,

    plus a second part time one, and I volunteer. On top of that, I try to find time for my friends and family. So if I don't reply or disappear for weeks on end, it is because the real world is all-consuming
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    spending 9am to 9pm in my office,

    then 10pm to 1am in my desktop at my home. I feel I have no life. -.-
    Adamsofeve Adamsofeve
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    I like my job. I work the standard hours

    and can work a lot. I am getting used to moving more since I used to be depressed a lot a few years ago. My name is Lisa.
    pearls37 pearls37
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    Work Work Work...

    I am a full time student in college and still work 40 hours a week as a project assistant. Altogether I am busy for at least 70 hours a week. Talk about tiring!!! But I can't stop. I use productivity to keep my anxiety from taking over, and as much as it helps, I don't think it...
    mylifeisaverage14 mylifeisaverage14
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    Does Being A Workaholic Mean You Love What You Do Or You Are Avoiding Your Home?

    I'm certainly not loving what I am doing right now. Maybe that will come with time, but there can be no doubt that I would rather be in the office than be at home. I'm probably going to end up spending the night here because I haven't been as productive as I would like today and...
    metaphysicallytrapped metaphysicallytrapped
    31-35, F
    Sep 7, 2011

    Small Spaces Require Much Labor!

    My family lives in a small guesthouse on my husband's family estate. It was the original home which was made of only stone and thatch (metal now).  It's extremely small with only 1 bedroom and a living area which we've converted into another bedroom.  In the summers, we sail...
    sailnude sailnude
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2013

    The time flies by way to fast.

    Fun is a relatively unknown word. It seems like only 2 days ago it was March. Sleep, eat, work, rinse, repeat. Changing jobs is not a feasible option. I moved to where I am and don't know anyone, or fit in with coworkers since they are 5+years younger then me, and want to...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r
    26-30, M
    May 24, 2015

    I'm in high school and still manage to work 40

    hours a week management position. Even at school, I'm thinking about work and communicating with coworkers who are working.
    hecticeuphony hecticeuphony
    18-21, M
    Sep 28, 2015

    Newly Diagnosed

    I am a workaholic.Geeze, this is all new to me.  I've called it "dedicated"... "I'm very good at...", etc., for so long.But then, things happened (workplace bullying) and it hit early "issues".  I couldn't even think of a name for It until I remembered "workaholic...
    goodie1950 goodie1950
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2010

    Back to work again to day 12 hour shift then a

    meeting tonight but I love it
    allychef allychef
    41-45, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    I work an extreme amount of hours.

    Im actually addicted to my career. I dont know if its healthy or not. My friends and family get put on the back burner because im too busy chasing dreams. I dont know how else to be. Now i sit here lonely.
    atxdude512 atxdude512
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    Do it Just do it Don't let your dreams be

    dreams Yesterday you said tomorrow So just do it Make your dreams come true Just do it Some people dream of success While you're gonna wake up and work hard at it Nothing is impossible You should get to the point Where anyone else would quit And you're not going to stop there...
    InferioritySimplex InferioritySimplex
    18-21, M
    Aug 17, 2015

    I work 75+ hours a week in my quest to get rich

    and hoard diamonds, and you know... Gap Jeans, and fancy **** like that one day. Except Thursdays I have off so I don't leave my bed except to refill my fruity pebbles and smack my DVD player when it starts to skip. I don't like to tell people about my faulty DVD player though...
    MissCocoGr MissCocoGr
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2015

    I'm a workaholic. If someone asks me to cover a

    shift, I will. I cover every shift I can, i pick up at least two shifts a week. I work two jobs, 60-70 hours a week. While attending college full time. I don't really need the money, nor do I spend it. I just get lonely. It's easier to say, "I worked this past weekend", then...
    hilbertz hilbertz
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    I love working in the Asset Protection field,

    I currently hold a full time job as the lead AP in a store for a national company (will not say) and I'm also seeking another part time AP undercover position with another company. I'll be trying to balance both jobs as well as go to school part time. IDK why but working keeps...
    DefineLines DefineLines
    22-25, M
    Dec 29, 2013

    Worked 12 hours, then went on vacation,

    which is relaxing,but I am back at work without a day off. Get on the plane, go to work. Man.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    Well I just got the news they are closing the

    plant I work at :( now what should I do???
    dprmn dprmn
    1 Response Dec 30, 2014

    I've made a mistake of pushing someone to my

    extent of working. I work fast and I hate slackers. I want the best quality work made by people who put effort and sweat into it. Tonight I pushed someone to their limit. I didn't mean too, I thought she could handle it. I hold her in great regards in ability, but I realize now...
    JustSei JustSei
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2015

    Now Casting: "work/life Balance" (discovery)

    From the same casting team that brought you "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (ABC) and "Supernanny" (ABC) comes a new show about busy, busy parents and their families! *Are you or someone you know a career driven PARENT who works 60+ HOURS A WEEK? *Do you have two at least two...
    worklifebalancecasting worklifebalancecasting
    Sep 17, 2010

    Normally I work hard,

    play hard and love even harder...here lately all I have been doing is working working working...I think it is time for this girl to have some fun ;-)
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    So turns out a guy who I manipulated (sweetly )

    and pestered him like hell to get some project we had done (morning,evening ,dead night,why is this woman so batshit insane hour of the day) ,is super impressed with my work ethic and for some reason thinks I am intelligent and trustworthy enough to work on some secret stuff he...
    aquabunny aquabunny
    26-30, F
    May 11, 2015

    “Some women choose to follow men,

    and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.” ― Lady Gaga
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2014

    I'm 17, still in high school,

    with a full-time/6 days a week job. The least amount of hours I've ever been scheduled is 30. I am president of Student Council, as well as Treasurer of my BOCES class. I am also in two different culinary competition teams. I'm still really successful though. I've been accepted...
    shiya924 shiya924
    18-21, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    Am I Addicted To Work?

    I am 41, have 2 jobs and work more than 80 hours a week that's including weekends. Other than work I am at home. It's hard to concentrate on other things I hardly have time to read any posts I receive by mail, watch movies at home or going out with my family/ friends. Try my best...
    jssp jssp
    41-45, F
    Nov 9, 2013

    I hate being off of work.

    ..it free's up time for me sink back into my depression and anxiety..
    shiya924 shiya924
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2014

    I am currently starting my commercial

    photography business. Because I love what I do so much I spend my life dedicated to my work.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 20, 2015

    What's the most number of hours you aloud to

    work in a work before it becomes illegal?
    mattwoody mattwoody
    26-30, M
    Jan 24, 2016

    If you are workaholic

    and you are here then you are a liar!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    I hate being off of work.

    ..it free's up time for me sink back into my depression and anxiety..
    shiya924 shiya924
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2014

    This Why I'm Single

    I love to work. I'm always working. I have many goals to accomplish. My work hours are crazy because of school and my business. I want to show the world what i can do. my Last girlfriend i had, dumped me because i was always working and never really had time for her. she hated...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2013
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