The other day I clocked out of work after a double shift, went directly to the bar with a few coworkers, and we discussed the day’s events over round after round. We talked about customers, managers, scheduling, who does side work, who slacks off, the horror stories, the personal triumphs, who is hooking up with who, who is getting promoted, who is getting in trouble, and everything in between. Because that’s what we do after work. We talk about work. It’s not ideal but it’s unavoidable. I spend five or six days a week at work, as do my coworkers, and they are all fun and down to hang out so we hang out and inevitably end up talking about work after work. There’s no escape. It’s a vicious cycle. Case in point: Today is my day off and I’m writing about talking about work after work. FML.
Critically Rated at 9/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young