Living the Weisure Life


By Lauren Fritsky

Thanks to the fadeout of 9-to-5 workdays and technology that keeps us reachable 24/7, more people are able to work hard and play hard ... at the same time.

"Weisure" is the cute buzzword coined to describe the combo of employment and enjoyment. Not only are we Facebooking in the office, but we're also checking our Blackberries on dates and emailing clients while watching "The Office."

NYU sociologist Dalton Conley, who created the word, explains that Americans' increased workloads make it easier to take a quick work phone call after hours than wait till you get to the office in the morning when you have more to do.

And now, our "social" networks like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are tools we're using at work, too.