Your work life can definitely influence your personal life. After all, you spend most of your time at work, so any habits you pick up may be hard to snuff out.
Most people are familiar with the age old phrase, “Don’t mix pleasure with business” and it really is advice to live by, but sometimes you just can’t stop work from slipping into your personal, everyday life. It can either be a good thing and winds up being helpful in your everyday life or it can be a hindrance. Or maybe it’s neither good or bad and is just a fun new quirk. People might ask why you do that one weird thing, and then you just have to explain that it’s a habit you picked up from work. You don’t know why you keep doing it, you just do.
Over on Reddit users were asked the question “What strange habits have you picked up from your line of work” and needless to say, the answers are nothing short of amazing. From being a molecular biologist and having to sniff things like a pretentious jerk to being a childcare worker and constantly head counting, here are 25 of the best stories.
1. I’m a paralegal, so I work with attorneys all day long. I’ve learned never to admit to anything! Just use the phrase, “It appears as though that car ran a red light,” instead of, “That car ran a red light.” It leaves a little doubt in your statements and you’re not outright accusing anyone of anything or admitting to anything either. (MakeMeAnIrishCoffe)