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How Does Your Work/Life Balance Compare To Everyone Else's?

Let's see just how much your job has taken over your life.

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  1. How stressed are you on a weekly basis?

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    Not that stressed, tbh.
    It really depends on the week.
    Pretty stressed out, but nothing unmanageable.
    Stressed AF and so excited for the days off.
    I feel like I'm going to break down every other day.

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How stressed are you on a weekly basis?
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    Not that stressed, tbh.
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    It really depends on the week.
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    Pretty stressed out, but nothing unmanageable.
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    Stressed AF and so excited for the days off.
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    I feel like I'm going to break down every other day.
  1. How often does that stress carry over outside of work?

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    I never take my work home with me.
    Sometimes if the day was really rough, I'll vent a little.
    I bottle it up for as long as possible and then every now and then it all comes out.
    It's probably all I talk about to my friends and family, but I can't help it.

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How often does that stress carry over outside of work?
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    I never take my work home with me.
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    Sometimes if the day was really rough, I'll vent a little.
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    I bottle it up for as long as possible and then every now and then it all comes out.
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    It's probably all I talk about to my friends and family, but I can't help it.
  1. What do you like to do most when you're not at work?

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    Hang with friends or family.
    Go to the gym.
    Sleep. Just try to catch up on sleep.
    Read a book, check social media, or catch up on the news.
    Other activities, but I'm thinking about work.
    When am I not at work?

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What do you like to do most when you're not at work?
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    Hang with friends or family.
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    Go to the gym.
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    Sleep. Just try to catch up on sleep.
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    Read a book, check social media, or catch up on the news.
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    Other activities, but I'm thinking about work.
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    When am I not at work?
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  1. Do you take lunch breaks?

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    Yes, 30 minutes to an hour a day.
    Sometimes, depending on how much work I have.
    I eat lunch, but it's always at my desk so I can work.
    We don't really "get" lunch breaks.

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Do you take lunch breaks?
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    Yes, 30 minutes to an hour a day.
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    Sometimes, depending on how much work I have.
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    I eat lunch, but it's always at my desk so I can work.
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    We don't really "get" lunch breaks.
  1. How many hours are you supposed to work per day?

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    5-7 hours
    8 hours
    9-10 hours
    11-12 hours
    13 or more

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How many hours are you supposed to work per day?
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    5-7 hours
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    8 hours
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    9-10 hours
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    11-12 hours
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    13 or more
  1. How often do you work overtime?

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    I never work overtime.
    Once a week.
    Twice a week.
    Three to four times a week.
    Every single night of the week.

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How often do you work overtime?
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    I never work overtime.
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    Once a week.
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    Twice a week.
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    Three to four times a week.
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    Every single night of the week.
  1. How many hours of overtime do you usually work when you do?

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    Less than an hour.
    An hour.
    Two hours.
    Three or more hours.
    Honestly, I lose track.

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How many hours of overtime do you usually work when you do?
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    Less than an hour.
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    An hour.
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    Two hours.
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    Three or more hours.
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    Honestly, I lose track.
  1. Have you ever had to stay over night at work?

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    Nope, never.
    No, but I've been there past midnight before.
    Once or twice.
    A few times a year.
    A couple of times per month.
    All the time.

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Have you ever had to stay over night at work?
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    Nope, never.
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    No, but I've been there past midnight before.
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    Once or twice.
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    A few times a year.
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    A couple of times per month.
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    All the time.
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  1. How often do you have to cancel plans for work?

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    Never, I can always fit plans in.
    Very little, maybe a few times per year.
    One to two times per month.
    At least once a week.
    Multiple times per week.
    I've learned to stop making plans.

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How often do you have to cancel plans for work?
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    Never, I can always fit plans in.
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    Very little, maybe a few times per year.
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    One to two times per month.
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    At least once a week.
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    Multiple times per week.
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    I've learned to stop making plans.
  1. Do you ever work on your off days?

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    Nope, not a chance.
    Sometimes, but it's always from home.
    I go into the office every now and then.
    My boss usually calls me to come in on at least one of my off days.
    I am always on call during my off days.

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Do you ever work on your off days?
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    Nope, not a chance.
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    Sometimes, but it's always from home.
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    I go into the office every now and then.
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    My boss usually calls me to come in on at least one of my off days.
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    I am always on call during my off days.
  1. How much sleep do you usually get per night?

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    9 or more hours.
    A full 8 hours of sleep.
    6 to 7 hours.
    5 hours if I'm lucky.
    4 hours or less.
    What sleep?

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How much sleep do you usually get per night?
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    9 or more hours.
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    A full 8 hours of sleep.
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    6 to 7 hours.
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    5 hours if I'm lucky.
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    4 hours or less.
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    What sleep?
  1. How much more sleep do you wish you could get?

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    None, I'm good on the sleep that I get.
    A couple more hours a night would be nice.
    I need at least 3 to 4 more hours per night.
    If I slept for a whole week, I still don't think I'd be caught up.

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How much more sleep do you wish you could get?
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    None, I'm good on the sleep that I get.
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    A couple more hours a night would be nice.
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    I need at least 3 to 4 more hours per night.
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    If I slept for a whole week, I still don't think I'd be caught up.
  1. At the end of the week you're usually...

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    Fine.
    Tired.
    Excited!
    Stressed and anxious...
    Upset and angry.
    Close to burning the place to the ground.

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At the end of the week you're usually...
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    Fine.
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    Tired.
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    Excited!
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    Stressed and anxious...
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    Upset and angry.
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    Close to burning the place to the ground.
  1. Do you feel like you're allowed to take your vacation days? And do you?

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    Yes, I make sure I use all my vacation days.
    Yes, but I feel bad if I use too many at one time.
    Yes, but I have to work overtime in order to take them.
    Sometimes, I never take all of them though.
    No, I can't possibly get everything done if I take all my vacation days.

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Do you feel like you're allowed to take your vacation days? And do you?
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    Yes, I make sure I use all my vacation days.
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    Yes, but I feel bad if I use too many at one time.
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    Yes, but I have to work overtime in order to take them.
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    Sometimes, I never take all of them though.
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    No, I can't possibly get everything done if I take all my vacation days.
  1. Can you actually enjoy paid time off (PTO) without thinking about work?

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    Absolutely. I disconnect and don't check my emails once.
    I do, but I still think about the work I need to catch up on.
    I half enjoy it, half stress out about not being in the office.
    Not really, but I try.
    No, I end up logging on to check-in and do work a lot of the time.

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Can you actually enjoy paid time off (PTO) without thinking about work?
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    Absolutely. I disconnect and don't check my emails once.
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    I do, but I still think about the work I need to catch up on.
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    I half enjoy it, half stress out about not being in the office.
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    Not really, but I try.
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    No, I end up logging on to check-in and do work a lot of the time.

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