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06 Aug 2022, 2:14 pm

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The other thing is, when kids are ill they always want Mummy, not Daddy. So Mummy ends up staying at home/ getting up in the night to look after them. That's another reason mothers stay at home with sick kids more.


This is not always the case. My nephew always wanted his dad.


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06 Aug 2022, 2:15 pm

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KitLily wrote:
The other thing is, when kids are ill they always want Mummy, not Daddy. So Mummy ends up staying at home/ getting up in the night to look after them. That's another reason mothers stay at home with sick kids more.


This is not always the case. My nephew always wanted his dad.


Why am I not surprised :lol: :lol:


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06 Aug 2022, 2:16 pm

KitLily wrote:
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KitLily wrote:
The other thing is, when kids are ill they always want Mummy, not Daddy. So Mummy ends up staying at home/ getting up in the night to look after them. That's another reason mothers stay at home with sick kids more.


This is not always the case. My nephew always wanted his dad.


Why am I not surprised :lol: :lol:


I don't get it.

What do you mean?


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06 Aug 2022, 3:16 pm

I try to avoid working with two girls that I was working with before because I realized they were just using me so they had to do less. I did a lot of things to help them (like I do with everyone because I like helping people), and eventually they would ask me to do stuff and then just walk off without assisting me to do stuff they actually wanted to do. I don't go out of my way to help them much now and now they get an attitude at me all the time.


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06 Aug 2022, 5:40 pm

Team player? Nah. I never was any good at that. Back when I was in school, kids always wanted to be on my team because they knew I would end up doing everything and they could sit back and slack off. :lol: I never trusted any of them to do what needed to be done and I used to really care about my grades, so yeah...was not leaving my grade up to anyone else. I'd like to say I got better about that as an adult, but I still don't trust other people do things the way I think they ought to be done and prefer to just do it myself. That's not a gripe about other people and their abilities or lack thereof, more like a poke at myself for being a control freak. I suck like that sometimes.



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06 Aug 2022, 5:59 pm

I work much better on my own. But in terms of motivation, I care more about being useful to the team than I do self-promotion.


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07 Aug 2022, 5:08 am

I tend to be a lone wolf, although I can work in groups. The only issues that I have with working in groups is not having clear role, being micro-managed and overbearing personalities that overshadow me.



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07 Aug 2022, 11:40 am

HeroOfHyrule wrote:
I try to avoid working with two girls that I was working with before because I realized they were just using me so they had to do less. I did a lot of things to help them (like I do with everyone because I like helping people), and eventually they would ask me to do stuff and then just walk off without assisting me to do stuff they actually wanted to do. I don't go out of my way to help them much now and now they get an attitude at me all the time.


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08 Aug 2022, 5:52 am

I'm primarily comfortable working as a Lone Wolf, but am a slow-burner when it comes to team work.

If I've worked with the same group of people for a while, and have taken the time to build up my confidence around them, I try to aspire to be a Team Player in such circumstances. Though this rarely plays out in my favour, I'm still given a chance to contribute despite my shortcomings, knowing who to surround myself with after years of trial and error.


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09 Aug 2022, 3:30 am

I don't know. I'd like to be surrounded by a couple henchmen to follow my orders. :D If I get rich I'll hire some "assistants". For now my family members would do. :lol: I guess I'm not a team player but definitely not a do everything myself person either.


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09 Aug 2022, 6:57 am

y-pod wrote:
I don't know. I'd like to be surrounded by a couple henchmen to follow my orders. :D If I get rich I'll hire some "assistants". For now my family members would do. :lol: I guess I'm not a team player but definitely not a do everything myself person either.


I like the idea of henchmen! It makes me think of that Austin Powers film :lol:


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09 Aug 2022, 11:58 am

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Do you like to work as part of a team or on your own or do you enjoy the best of both worlds?


Sometimes it feels like I get the worst of both worlds. :?