So when I saw 2 awesome colleagues bright and early in the morning standing in the hallway on the way into the office already talking about work–I said, “You guys are already talking shop?”
Now it happens that these 2 actually carpool in together…
So I asked, “Didn’t you have enough time in the car to talk about this [business]?”
To which one person replied, “Oh no, we don’t talk about our work in the car!”
At first it seemed funny that you would wait an hour’s drive and not say what you have to about work and hold it until you just get in the door.
And then after a split second–well of course, that’s their time!
Work is for work. and free time is your personal time (for personal care, health, G-d, family, extra-curricular activities and interests, travel, etc.)
It’s good to have some healthy separation–to mentally box them out and to keep each sacrosanct.
We can live and work (not just “live to work”) each in it’s own rightful time and place and get the most done for our jobs, ourselves, and our families. 😉
(Source Photo: here with attributio to AmatuerX)