Working past 5 can be a habit.
And for others, it's a self-imposed punishment.
Things at work are particularly busy right now. We have a huge event in Washington, D.C., next week so many people are overworked, overloaded, and burned out. I get that.
But just this afternoon, at 5:08, this gal was complaining--COMPLAINING about "staying late" to work on a project for which the VP decided to wait on until tomorrow.
She went on and on, "I worked over for this? I worked over and you're gonna do that!?"
Seriously? You're going to complain about 8 minutes when you just took a day of vacation at the beginning of the week, and enjoyed lunch each day since?