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    14 Hard Truths About Being Back At Work After Being Out For A Week

    Show of hands if you're reluctantly back on the grind.

    1. You forget how god-awful horrifying the sound of your morning alarm really is.

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    Flashback to last week, when time was a construct and you could stay in bed forever.

    2. And without a major holiday to count down toward, you search in vain for something to look forward to.

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    **Searches for a bright spot on the calendar** **Fails**

    3. You reluctantly bid farewell to your daily Peppermint Mocha habit.

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    Since the whole "Christmas calories don't count" won't fly anymore.

    4. Oh, and there's a chance you're still a tiny bit hungover.

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    Either from the champagne, or the just 2017 in general.

    5. And getting dressed requires a nearly insurmountable level of effort.

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    Goodbye sweatpants, and hello waistbands. :(

    6. The morning commute feels like some fresh new hell to get used to all over again.

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    Was the traffic always this bad????

    7. When you first get to your desk, it feels briefly homey for a hot sec...

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    Like, okay, we did miss our favorite coffee mug...

    8. But then your co-workers trickle in, and you have to awkwardly greet them all...

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    "I, uh, missed you guys?"

    9. And listen to all of their vacation stories.

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    And you know Sharon won't be letting up about her Aruba getaway anytime soon.

    10. The worst part, of course, is seeing your office enemy again.

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    You forgot how much you took the luxury of not dealing with them every day for granted.

    11. It's back to the ol' Tupperware flow for lunch...

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    We didn't think it was possible, but the sad desk lunch somehow feels even sadder.

    12. And afterward, you already feel impossibly tired even though it's only 2 p.m.

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    TBH we need a vacation after that vacation.

    13. So, you spend the rest of your day counting down the hours until you can leave...

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    It is maybe the most painful block of hours you've ever experienced.

    14. And of course, viscerally hating anyone who's somehow still on vacation.

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    It's just not fair.

    This post was translated from Spanish.