Any single people feel dumped on at times because you can’t say, “gotta catch my train” or “pick up the kids”? I sometimes feel like my personal priorities aren’t respected & I’m left holding the bag.

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I can relate. Before I had a kid I was absolutely merciless to parents.

Let me just say this, I was being a douche. My kid’s daycare charges a dollar a minute every minute I’m late after 5:30.

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So go have kids. Join the club. We have juice boxes.

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GOTTA CATCH MY TRAIN is not limited only to those in relationships. That’s relationship status neutral...use it.

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Ah. This one again. 🍿 🍿

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Invent a pet dog. Then tell everyone that you have to let out of the house or it'll piss everywhere.

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I can see this question being posed by someone more junior but at a GAD level, I'm more concerned with why you haven't set some personal and professional boundaries. This industry is not 9-5, but leave for your commitments family or otherwise, and expect the same of others. Also expect the work to get done, which may mean some non traditional working hours, so you can maintain your commitments. As a parent, I know I work 8pm-12am+ more now than I e re did without kids. It's called work/life compromise....

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“I have to go. I need to go try to make kids.” Or, “I have to go forget my childhood.” Or, "I have to go find kids on the train.”

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What if I’m dating my train?!?!

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I was told early in my career that because I didn’t have kids, I was expected to work later. 15 years in, still no kids, but I don’t expect permission to leave when I feel it’s appropriate. I went from “can I go?” to “I’m going."

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Call me a human pack mule.
Whatever. My coping mechanism? I take my holidays almost all at once. Nobody dare call me, and i don't think about work once.

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Sounds like you haven't made your personal priorities known, in which case, to everyone else we're gonna assume you're okay with staying. I fill in gaps for others when needed, but I've gotten much better at drawing my line when I need it.

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I mean really? This again...

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Gotta hit the gym, later ✌🏼

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Not dumped on. Just jelly

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Shut up Sean

Just invent a dog like the rest of us do

Agreed, you gotta set up personal boundaries, no one is going to do that for you.

I though about inventing a dog. Sorry, I have to go home to let the dog out!

Two defend my weekends. I always have “booked" trips.

I’ve made my hours known but always login after my commitments are done to catch up and follow through. Do that enough, and it’s not even a question anymore. I don’t even say why I am leaving anymore. I’m leaving. I’ll be back online at 7 and will do x,y and z.

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