How many of you "check work at the door"?

Tangerine Tangerine
For some people work is just work, once they leave for the day they leave their thoughts and discussions there as well. For others work tends to bleed into their personal lives. Not including discussions of what your work friends are up to..... How many of you bring work home with you? Checking e-mails, answering calls, constantly complaining/discussing your irritations for the day?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Always
1  (4%)
For The Most Part
13  (48%)
Not Really
3  (11%)
No I'm In Management
4  (15%)
Management or not, I try not to bring it home
3  (11%)
WORK IS MY LIFE!!! I BREATHE IT!!!
2  (7%)
Other, Please Enlighten me
1  (4%)
Total votes: 27
Poll is closed
12/29/2011
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Subbi Subbi
I own my own business and don't like talking business once the day is over. To me it can ruin the relationship if you are constantly mad about how horrible your day at work is. Work sucks and thats just a fact. It's okay to talk about how your day was and completely expected but I hate people who cry all day while they are home about work. It only ruins your free time
12/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I try not to, but working from home it's hard to separate your work space from your home space.
12/29/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
Always! I try to separate it as much as possible. I'm friendly to my coworkers and boss, but I will not perform work or mingle with coworkers if I'm off the clock. If I'm not getting paid to do it, it ain't happening.
12/29/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I work from home.
12/30/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
A LOT of my work is at home and since I do a lot of preparing and sending out of my orders from home, my partner is usually involved in my work. He often is there while I'm actually working (nail design). It's not a really high stress job usually so it doesn't affect us negatively. I keep my work load from home at a minimum when I can, but he's also involved in my school work. That's just because he enjoys hearing about it, discussing things I'm learning at the moment and is enthusiastic about my writing. That's really nice that he's so supportive It's also nice to have someone who enjoys reading the work I write and giving feedback. It works out well for us.
12/30/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
My job is almost constantly somehwere in my mind. I work in an industry that is emergency-prone and I manage a department so my phone can ring at any time, I get my work email on my phone, and work pretty much no matter when or what is going on. But I love what I do so I don't mind, and besides it sometimes being a little crazy or high pressure, I very rarely complain about any of it.
12/30/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Because I was in Private Practice for years and now I have to contact patients from my home and do my charts and reports from home, I always have work at home. My assignments come to my phone at all hours of the day or night, so I'm always kind of at work.
12/30/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangerine
For some people work is just work, once they leave for the day they leave their thoughts and discussions there as well. For others work tends to bleed into their personal lives. Not including discussions of what your work friends are up to..... How ... More
I am responsible 24/7 for a staff of over 100. There is never "home vs work". I often work 70 hours a week. I am and have always been there for my wife and daughter, but they well know that the phone can go off ANYTIME...including Sunday at 3 AM and often that means "dad is OUT the door, on the way to work". Even when AT home, or shopping, I have to check email five or more times a day and answer I.M.'s a dozen times a day too. That has always been my life and it pays the bills, so I am NOT complaining at all. I get to make a serious difference and get well paid too. All in all, that AIN'T bad.
12/30/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
My job is almost constantly somehwere in my mind. I work in an industry that is emergency-prone and I manage a department so my phone can ring at any time, I get my work email on my phone, and work pretty much no matter when or what is going on. But ... More
WOW...your answer and mine sound a LOT alike. I too am in an "emergency prone" business, and so, yes, I guess anyone in this situation is going to always be "available" and get the TAG "your it" call at any time.
12/30/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I try not to, but working from home it's hard to separate your work space from your home space.
There was a whole show on TV recently about that. They made a point of saying you need to physically create a tightly defined "WORK" space. When you are IN that space...it's work. When NOT in that space...it's HOME. Doing that allows you do easier deduct work expenses for taxes too.
12/30/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I am on call for my job, so I am checking E-mail's, getting called a good bit....nature of the beast...I enjoy it, so it does not bother me too much...
12/30/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
I do web and smartphone app development. Most of the time I don't deal with work issues at home but sometimes it's easier to research various issues/solutions or new technologies at home where I won't be interrupted.
12/30/2011
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I can't really do that. I work at home, and it's always on my mind. I can't even take a shower without thinking about writing.
12/30/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I don't really "check work at the door." I'm pretty much always working in my head.
12/30/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
My work stays at work. I prefer it that way.
12/30/2011
sexiskewt sexiskewt
Quote:
Originally posted by Tuesday
I do web and smartphone app development. Most of the time I don't deal with work issues at home but sometimes it's easier to research various issues/solutions or new technologies at home where I won't be interrupted.
Another programmer on EF?
12/31/2011
married with children married with children
I always try to leave work at work, unless I have a big test going on. Then I am always worried about leaving the test on, and something going wrong overnight.
12/31/2011
Total posts: 18
Unique posters: 16