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Dear Poll: Does Your Work Life Interfere With Your Personal Life?

Although I’m sure Savvy would advise against it, sometimes it seems nearly impossible to separate professional life from personal life. I know in the past when I’ve had a terrible day at work, I’ve ended up having an equally terrible night at home. Somehow my bad mood leaves me irritable and short with my loved ones no matter how hard I try to leave my work baggage at the office. Does this happen to you too? Does your personal life suffer if you've had a terrible work week?


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jackandjlin jackandjlin 9 years
My job is pretty nice and unstressful, except for my absolutely horrible co-workers. And I make sure to never, ever take out my frustrations with a jerk co-worker out on my boyfriend, friends or family.
ashleycheer ashleycheer 9 years
Nahh. I can keep the two seperated.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
and it's reparable**
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I will come home ready to rant, but after a good meal, a hug and a kiss, I feel all better. I mean, it doesn't effect me soo much I sit in a corner and pout, but it's definitely reparable!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I try my hardest not to let my job interfere with my life. I try and keep it at work.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I don't get crabby so much as just tired. If I've had a particularly long or demanding day at work, by the time I get home all I want to do is have a nap and then not see anyone--so in that sense, it does affect my home life.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I can usually let it go once I've gotten home, talked it out with my SO and started making dinner. But the first little bit at home it's usually still got a hold of me. Usually me and the SO spend the first 15 mins of being home each bitching about our work. lol
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
work is is life...I usually forget what I do 5 secs. after punch out friday...I do like my work friends and my job...but I would quit in a sec. if it stopped me from doing something I want to do.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
When I worked in consulting, I would get so upset at work some times and occasionally even MORE upset on the drive home. I would definitely be in a bad mood for part of the evening. With my new job I don't deal with anything remotely like the anger I used to feel. I've been bummed about certain things workwise, but I think I've only been angry like twice in 4 years. However, I work from home, and I work with extended family, so in some ways my work life is my personal life. Also, like runnergeek, I'm in IT, and am on call 24/7 so that can cramp my personal life from time to time.
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
its pretty hard for me to leave work behind. i am in IT, so i am oncall and i have to carry a blackberry and a laptop pretty much everywhere i go. i have taken my laptop to the beach, left in the middle of dinners at restaurants and even had to answer a page while i was yeah, it affects my life..
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Nope! I could give a rip about "work" and start forgetting about it about a half hour before I leave for the day ;) :highfive:
skigurl skigurl 9 years
i'm actually really good about separating the two it's not very often that i worry about work from home either (except the random sunday afternoon thoughts of how i dread monday) but i actually have been able to separate the two it probably helps to not have a blackberry though....if the emails and requests follow you, i'd say it's probably pretty hard to separate your two lives
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
My job can be very stressful, and the staffing situation here is equally stressful, so I'll admit that once a week or so, the stress affects me. Whether it's my mood or my stamina, something comes home with me, even when I try hard to leave it at my desk.
krys786 krys786 9 years
Dear, how could you have a terrible day at TEAMSUGAR?!?! Haha :)
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
Sometimes. A few months ago, I received really serious threats over the phone from a crazy client. I didn't sleep for many days, cried a lot, and I had my husband come in with me at work for three days. I was freaking out.
maybeimnot maybeimnot 9 years
Ughhh Teaching!! It's so hard to walk away from that. Plus, in elementary school, I get so tired of the questions and the stupid behavior some days, that I'll come home and if a friend or the Boyfriend do ANYTHING even REMOTELY childlike I get on the "don't act like the kids at Park" Luckily, it's just student teaching. And I'm going to grad school in a completely other field. Which will be more consuming (Ministry) but less nerve-grating.
sassy_chick sassy_chick 9 years
Right on with the teaching... it consumes your entire life. Or I let it consume mine.
emalove emalove 9 years
Well, since I'm a teacher, I don't have the kind of job that can be left behind at the end of the work day...but I try not to let my job affect my personal life, no matter how stressful of a time I'm having or what may be going on with my students.
lolococo lolococo 9 years
I'm def crabby for the rest of the night after a bad day at work.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Only if I have an especially bad day but that's about it.
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