Workaholics

2435 WordsMay 6, 200210 Pages
INTRODUCTION Why did I choose to write about workaholics? The main reason is that the general picture about these people is bad, but there are a lot of them around us and very often we admire them. They are doing exactly what they love – work – and they can never have enough of it. Although they spend most of their time working, surprisingly they are happy. They show so good results in what they do. But the consequences are great. Family life is disrupted, intellectual horizons narrow and the consequences to the workaholic's health are severe: fat, lack of exercise and stress. Why do people become workaholics? When a person becomes workaholic is there a way back? How should people around him act in order to keep both him and themselves…show more content…
When somebody has a day off because he is sick, a workaholic would say that he is magnifying the problem just not to work. They show little interest and great intolerance for the personal lives of the co-workers. They might say, "How's the family?" but they will not pay attention to the answer. They don't show any personal interest about their co-workers except if it's something related to their needs or demands. Marilyn Machlowitz in her "Workaholics" book tells us about one case like this. The secretary after five years at work decided that she wants to change her glasses, and use lens instead. When at work, her workaholic boss noticed that she doesn't have the glasses and said "How are you going to type for me without your glasses?". Workaholics work according to their and only to their schedules, and get really neurotic when they can not work by their schedule because of other people [usually because the others didn't do what they were expected by the workaholic]. HOW DO WORKAHOLICS ACT HOME? It's not easy to say how workaholics act home, as they don't spend much time in their homes. Often they are just physically home, while they think of being at work. Lots of them have dictaphones to record the ideas they come up with while they are at home and thinking about their jobs. Workaholic parents want to spend quality time with their children "some day". Some of them use this moments while with their children to revise their work. For example
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