Just as they say you should eat to live, not live to eat (though I don’t know how much one can agree with that in New York City with all the taste opportunities), this philosophy also applies to working. However, those who inhabit the office buildings of Midtown on a daily basis do not seem to understand this concept. They want more than just your body–they want your mind, too.
They expect your entire focus to always be on work all day, every day–even when you’re not actually there. This notion that one should be “into” their job is quite quaint, as most of us know that the only job worth getting excited about in this world is Anthony Bourdain’s. And so, perhaps management would be better off understanding that the majority of us are in our cubes for a paycheck, not for passion.