Are you never too far from your laptop? Do you reply to e-mails even at 3 am (IST or EST)? Do you find it a long weekend well spent if you get twice as much done? Yep, you’re a workaholic!
Well, I am one, too. I am a hardcore believer in ‘Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat!’ Work-life balance is a myth to me. I just don’t understand how people can enjoy their free time at the office because it has always made me question my abilities! The time when the IT guy updates my computer and takes over 5 seconds, I get fidgety and the word ‘unproductive’ booms in my head.
Does any of this strike a chord? Find out beyond a reasonable doubt – here are 10 sure-shot ways to know if you’re a workaholic.
There is no such thing as 9-5. You’re the first one to arrive and last to leave. Plus, you are more than happy to work on your days off, for it’s another opportunity to complete the unfinished tasks. Work is your idea of fun anyway!
And ‘check’ is your favourite word!
That is the only relationship you have time and dedication for!
You don’t eat food, you gulp it down. Sometimes, your schedule is so packed that you lose track of time and don’t eat at all.
You live for short deadlines because the pressure gives you a rush. You hate being complacent and the more, the better. You love what you do so you don’t mind multitasking or helping out your colleagues if you have even a minute to spare.
No, no! Official calls are too important to miss, I am talking about your friends and family. People who know you have already made peace with it.
That’s your kind of high.
Do you also give mind-boggling presentations in your dream and impress the hell out of clients and subordinates? *Applauds*
Or, do you even remember him?
Your friends stop recognising you. Your family probably has removed you from Whatsapp groups because of lack of response. You don’t get invited for after-work drinks anymore because you always say no.
Rings true, doesn’t it? Ah, well!