Fire Your Inner Slave Driver

Is “work guilt” keeping you from getting the most out of life?


| March / April 2003


WHEN YOU SEE a police car in your rearview mirror, lights flashing, which one of the following best describes your reaction?

  1. You flush with adrenaline, convinced you’ve done something wrong.

  2. You calmly drive on, assured that somebody else has screwed up.

  3. You start preparing an alibi about your broken speedometer.

For many of us, the first response is the most likely. We feel guilty even if we’re not. And this same emotion can haunt us at many other times. One of the most common places to feel unwarranted guilt is on the job, especially around departure time each night. The dilemma: When can you leave work without seeming like you’re in too big a hurry? Many variables are at play. Are your colleagues still around? Is the coast clear of supervisors and busybodies? When did you leave yesterday? Was the boss in a good mood?

BOBO DECLOWN
5/21/2012 4:50:06 PM

Wow, that is me all the way. Thanks!







Pay Now Save $5!

Utne Summer 2016Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $31.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $36 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!




Facebook Instagram Twitter flipboard


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265