Post # 1
Sorry to be blowing up the career board today, but, I was just wondering how people act differently at work rather than when they are at home.
I know that I totally change – even the pitch of my voice. I sit differently, I explain things differently, and I dress differently. Everything changes. Nonetheless, I still think I am “myself” at work; however, it’s a more formal, more filtered version.
How about you?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 # 10
@Paigey: You know, I once got fired for that. No joke. I walked past my boss on the way to drop off my stuff one morning, she stopped me and said, “Hello???” to which I responded, “Hi! Just going to drop off my stuff…” She then told me that I never showed her respect and I should just leave.
Gotta love retail – wonder why I got out of that business?
Post # 11
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
@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!!