(Closed) How are you different at work?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am much more professional, quiet and reserved at work. Even when I am just talking with co-workers I am calm and polite. My friends that I am with every weekend would never believe it because with them I am loud and really all about having fun and that’s it and I swear like a trucker and can be very sarcastic. If I am quiet around my friends they all start saying it’s weird and asking what is wrong haha.

Post # 4
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519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

At home I am quiet,reserved and shy….at work I am complete opposite I’m alot louder, and a control freak…but hey at least my job always keeps me smiling and I honestly love it…. I am a Physical Education teacher.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think I’m exactly myself at work and out of work.  I work in a pretty relaxed office environment (engineering) and we’re all pretty causal and friendly with each other.

Post # 6
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m much more reserved.  I’m such a sarcastic smart-ass at home and around FI/family.  I’m quite the opposite at work though.  I mostly keep to myself and do my work so I can get home.

Post # 7
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812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m exactly the same at home as I am at work. The only real difference, other than how I dress, is probably my demeanor. I’m not at work to make friends or socialize, so I might not come across as friendly at work as I am when I am at home.

Perfect example: 

For some reason, when employees arrive in the morning, you’re expected to say good morning to every single person as they come in. I hate that I feel obligated to stop what I’m doing just to say good morning to some bitter old bag of bitch that I can’t stand anyway. But oh my god, if you don’t say good morning, everyone acts like you just committed a huge crime. Same thing when you leave in the afternoon. It’s ridiculous.

Post # 8
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think I’m pretty much the same, though it depends on the work environment I’m in.  I work in a traditional office now, so I’m more laid back and focused.  I used to work retail, and back then I was loud and talkative.  I have been told I have a “phone voice” and a “real life voice” though. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am much more talkative and entertaining. I am paid to be that way. Sometimes I am asked why I do not talk much at home. Because I am “talked out” by the time I get home!

Post # 11
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812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

aliavenue

It’s downright crazy. One of my coworkers that feels the same way as I do actually had to go and have a conference with our bosses to find out what was the matter and why she never said good morning anymore. 

Post # 12
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1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Paigey:  That’s funny because I would always come in, in the morning and say goodmorning to my boss (I was the office manager/exec. assistant) SHE would decide if she wanted to respond or not, sometimes she would other times she would just ignore me- How rude!! It’s different than your situation, because she would just flat out ignore me (and others as well); but I really questioned saying goodmorning after that !

It was like the devil wears prada, after 2 years, I left!!

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