I want separation of work and personal life. I don't want to go out drinking with coworkers or date them. Free time is so rare I want to use it to hang out with my friends outside our industry and get a break from it all.

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Y'all don't feel the crazy social pressure from your coworkers? Mine go out together every night! Always rag on me for skipping out

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Eff em. Work life balance is a necessity. I use the Danny Glover approach...
"I'm getting too old for this shit"

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Is this really a confession? Sounds like sensible to me.

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Depends on the team. I've been on teams where we did things after work but they were mostly work related conversations and some where we were REALLY friends and the conversations were about life.

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I only hang out with 2 people outside of work with the agreement that work and people at work are not discussed

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I feel like I’m selling myself out by hanging out with them outside of work, but hey that’s where I get the latest gossip.
I draw the boundaries when it comes to weekends.

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I never ever talk about work while hanging out with my coworkers outside the office. It's a rule

Amen, brother.

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