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Does technology mean you're always working?

The advent of technology has completely altered communication as we know it. Where people once had to wait days to chat to family members miles away, there’s nothing preventing them from FaceTiming each other instantly, even if they’re on the other side of the planet. While incredible, there remains many a drawback, especially where work is concerned. Many feel the pressure to constantly be online for their jobs while others have the ability to just sign off. How do you feel? 

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Laptops and cellphones have ruined the work-life balance. Jobs in industries such as media and PR can now tether employees to their professional lives outside of their headquarters. Weather is no longer an excuse to just chill. Neither, for that matter, is a vacation or sick day. You got a phone, you’re working, buddy. 

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There’s no escaping it, either. You may feel like you deserve to be offline, but then upper management and Brown Nose Joe hint how they’re never truly off, answering their emails at 8 PM like psychopaths. Now you have to do the same in order to not look like you’re slagging. Things need to change, and fast. The burnout is all too real. 

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Pressure primarily stems from one’s own mind. The reality is you have to do what’s best for you at the end of the day. If Brown Nose Joe always boasts how he’s constantly checking his Outlook, that’s his problem, not yours. Why would you want to be on the same level as someone like that, anyway? Your job pays you for an allotted number of hours; there’s no need to go beyond that if it’s not necessary. 

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Logging off is also necessary for your performance. If you’re always working, you spread yourself too thin like butter across too much bread. Taking a break allows for you to recharge and get back to killing it like you always do. Or just to keep you from going crazy. 

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Does technology mean you're always working?
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