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Dec. 29th, 2014 | 06:27 pm

In the last week or so I've been considering whether maybe I'm a workoholic. I fully intended to play video games all break but I started a coding project instead.

I have chronic shoulder and back problems so I'm trying massage regularly for a while. Today I accidentally left work a half hour early for my appointment. I could have stayed till 6:20!

I took a coffee break with a coworker today and as usual had to exercise conscious self restraint to not talk about work. I've learned that when you leave the office, many people want to stop talking about work. In fact, they take it very poorly if you capitalize on your time alone with them to bring up all the things you need their particular feedback on. I am capable of talking about non-work, but I can't think of any time that I've ever thought "can we stop talking about work?"

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from: arisrabkin
date: Dec. 30th, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)

You don't seem more work-a-holic than is normal in our industry.

Separately, I had not known this business about people wanting to not talk about work when you take a coffee break with them. I personally dislike small talk with anybody and am squeamish about having substantive personal conversations with colleagues. So that leaves talking about work and work-ish things.

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from: httf
date: Dec. 30th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)

Maybe I'm just on a chill team? I know that I can get away with talking shop outside of work with like, Dan, but a lot of my coworkers are like, well-rounded and not especially nerdy. They want to talk about like... the rest of their lives. And I'm like, yeah I have a life too! Kinda!

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