June 18, 2001    
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Would you rather work alone or with others?

One of the reasons I love my job is because I have my own cubicle and it's separate from the rest of the department. I do, however, like to be able to run into people during the day. I wouldn't want to work completely alone, not as a steady diet.

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

Sometimes alone and sometimes w/ others..it just depends on who the others are and what kind of mood I'm in.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista
, AR  USA

I would much rather work alone than with others. Oh the limitless things I can accomplish when I am working by myself. If someone else is working with me, I feel like they are in my way, I have to wait on them to finish something, they don't work at the same pace, just things like that. My ideal job would be for someone to give me a days worth of work, and then step back and let me do it.

Lisa J., 22
TN  USA

Depends what I was doing. Alone for some things.. but I do like having some interaction with others.. so.. I dont know. Maybe alone for one half the day, with others the other half ;P

Talia, 23
Wilton
, CT   USA

I usually perfer working alone, because that way I can go at my own pace and don't have to worry about other peoples resposibilities and stuff. It's just easier by myself as far a projects and things go.

Dianne, 16
Ontario  CANADA

Alone for pretty much everything, I think. I'd rather play with others, but I'd rather work alone.

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC  USA

Definitely with others. I would drive myself crazy if I didn't have other people around me to contribute ideas or help me work through something.

Jeremy, 14
Highlands Ranch
, CO  USA

w/others but doing my dream job--directing films

Anjel, 20

I LIKE WORKING BY MYSELF ON A JOB AS I DON'T FEEL LIKE SOMEONE IS WATCHING OVER MY SHOULDER WHICH WOULD MAKE ME FEEL VERY INSECURE. BUT THEN I ALSO LIKE TO WORK AROUND PEOPLE SO AS TO MEET PEOPLE AND KNOW PEOPLE. BUT I DON'T LIKE GETTING TOO CLOSE TO PEOPLE I WORK WITH. I HAVE SEEN WHERE SOMETIMES IT CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS GETTING TO CLOSE.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH   USA

An ideal job would be a combination of group work and solitary effort.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

I would rather work by myself. You don't have to put up with co-workers bullshit. I had a job at a bakery working by myself pretty much and it was great. Of course, when the boss did come around, I couldn't stand her. She was so 2 faced. Besides that, it was cool.

Jennifer, 19
Wilkes-Barre
, PA  USA

I'd much rather work with others. Power in numbers!

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

Working alone is more my bag...with the radio in the background...

Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown

I am very much a loner - but I enjoy the group now and then. I could not work alone all the time - but I like to work alone when I can. So, I guess it is a mix.

Deb

That depends on what you're doing. But I work with computers. Specifically I provide technical support, so it would be difficult to work alone. It's also nice to have other folks around to learn from.

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

I like a mixture, and as a software developer, I have the luxury of both being part of my work routine.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Depends what the job is and who the other people are.

Alias Irrelevante

I'd like to think I'd want to work always on my own, but that is a fantasy often driven by days where I have too much people contact. I guess I need both people and time to myself.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

i work faster and better if i'm alone, but it's more fun to work w/ other people

Mandi, 16
Lake City
, MN   USA

I prefer to work with others since I work by myself now but on occasion I do enjoy the company of myself because I seem to get work done faster that way.

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

With others. I mean - with others around. I like to be left alone when I'm working on something - just - lemme make my plans and get to work - but I like people to be around, for distraction and company -and to sometimes work together, too. Pretty average answer, I guess ;-)

no-itsme, 29
HOLLAND

That's a tough one. I guess alone. That way you don't have some wise arse boss.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Definitely alone. I have the attention span of a gnat and if I had to work with anyone else I'd get distracted. An ideal job would be one where I can work alone but have colleagues to talk to at breaks.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

Depends what we're talking about.

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
. IA  USA

I like people but I have never thought that they liked me. So I'm uncomfortable when I'm forced to work or play with more than one other person at a time. I DEFINITELY like to work alone.

Reba, 51
Rockville
, MD   USA

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