Stress Management: Are You a Workaholic - Humorous View

As we celebrate yet another Labor Day, I thought it might be useful to take a look at the place of work in our lives.

For some of us, work is a means to an end, for others it's a joy, and for still others it's like an addiction.

Addiction to work is called workaholism. One of the many interesting things about workaholism is that it is the most socially accepted addiction. We tend to give praise in our society to those that work too hard without considering the many costs involved.

Humor has a way of cutting through our defenses. So I thought I might take a humorous look at a serious subject as a way of getting through to you.

So with a nod to comedian Jeff Foxworthy, here's a tongue-in-cheek look at workaholism called "You might be a workaholic if....":

If your answering machine says, 'the kids are in bed and dinner is in the fridge', you might be a workaholic.

If your children call 911 when you come home before dark, you might be a workaholic.

If your business cellular phone bill is larger than your house payment, you might be a workaholic.

If Thanksgiving dinner is the last meal you ate with your family, you might be a workaholic.

If your receptionist or secretary talks to your spouse more than you do, you might be a workaholic.

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