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work addiction? - June 6th 2009, 03:50 PM

so i was reading the description for this forum and i noticed that work addiction was used as an example and i thought it was interesting. a lot of my friends tell me i am obsessed with working and i brush it off because i don't believe there to be such a thing. and actually my sister and her friends believe that one of their friends named "sarah" is addicted to work too.
i never really thought of it as being an addiction because i don't see it doing any harm to me, but i do work A LOT. i work 6 days a week, 7 hour shifts, even when i am in school. i sometimes work all 7 when someone asks to have off. i just feel productive there. i realize though a lot of my other friends have so much more time to go out and when they ask me to come i kind of can't.
however, i really don't have too many friends. i have 2 really good guy friends that have my back through thick and thin, that i can trust, and that respect me. other than that, i have been burned by a lot of my other so called "friends" and maybe i am hiding behind my job so i don't get disappointed or let down again, but even then, i wouldn't have anything to do if i didn't work.


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Re: work addiction? - June 7th 2009, 07:01 AM

Addictive people can become addicted to anything. I have one such personality and can assure you I am also addicted to work, which is not always a bad thing. It gives your life structure, which helps later, trust me. Just make sure you dont start anything bad and become addicted to it like me. ^.-
   
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Re: work addiction? - June 8th 2009, 04:16 PM

too late - but thanks for the heads up
work is one of the better/healthier things i have been addicted to


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Re: work addiction? - June 8th 2009, 09:52 PM

My dad is a work addict. It's not good to be like that them you miss out on the important parts of life.


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Re: work addiction? - June 9th 2009, 03:30 PM

i love my work literalli i work 6 days out of 7 and i just love it. even when i do get the odd day off i have to go into my work place at least, hehe!

sounds crazy but i can say not many people enjoy working!
   
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Re: work addiction? - June 9th 2009, 04:08 PM

yeah that is how i feel about it. i just like doing something productive. and it also keeps me out of trouble, at least for a little while


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Re: work addiction? - June 9th 2009, 04:12 PM

yeah same here, at least while i'm working,
   
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