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14th Nov '17 7:42:47 AM Waffletom
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* "Good Company" by Music/{{Queen}} is about a man whose wife and friends leave him once he becomes [[{{Workaholic}} obsessed with his profession]].
-->I hardly noticed Sally
-->As we parted company
-->All through the years
-->In the end it appears
-->There was never really anyone but me.
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12th Nov '17 8:04:47 PM gjjones
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* Sosuke's dad in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' is a fisherman who spends most of the time away at sea and gets his wife plenty mad at him when he has to stay out a few more days. The family is intentionally analogous to the family of director Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, who suffered from the same problem; the RealitySubtext of the film is an apology to his son.

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* Sosuke's dad Koichi in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' is a fisherman who spends most of the time away at sea and gets his wife Lisa plenty mad at him when he has to stay out a few more days. The family is intentionally analogous to the family of director Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, who suffered from the same problem; the RealitySubtext of the film is an apology to his son.son Goro.
17th Oct '17 3:56:01 PM Daedalis
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* The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' is dedicated to her superhero job for ethical reasons and to her day job for financial ones. She spends almost no time with her own teenage daughter, forcing her mother to care for the grandchild instead.
18th Sep '17 10:15:47 AM Woodrobin
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** [[TheCape Samaritan]] is so devoted to helping others that he barely has time to sleep or maintain a civilian identity. His idea of a good day is one where he manages to get ''nearly'' a minute of flight time.

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** [[TheCape Samaritan]] is so devoted to helping others that he barely has time to sleep or maintain a civilian identity. His idea of a good day is one where he manages to get ''nearly'' a minute of flight time. In a later comic, the entire superhero community teams up to pick up the slack so that Samaritan and Winged Victory can have an evening free to go on a date, without feeling duty-bound to interrupt it to save civilians or fight villains.
2nd Sep '17 7:12:03 AM Piterpicher
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* ''Manga/SensualTrigger'' has this in chapter 2, where Akira considers his work more important than his girlfriend, Rariko. This makes her upset, but by the end of the chapter, they start working together.
29th Jul '17 11:31:58 PM animenutcase
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': When Bart claims that he has a girlfriend, Groundskeeper Willy proclaims that he does too. She's a... [[GirlfriendInCanada bikini model. From Switzerland]]. Yep. Right after Bart leaves [[spoiler: she comes out of his shack and asks him to come to bed, to which he replies that she shouldn't try to compete with his job, because she'll never win.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': When Bart claims that he has a girlfriend, Groundskeeper Willy proclaims that he does too. She's a... [[GirlfriendInCanada bikini model. From Switzerland]].Sweden]]. Yep. Right after Bart leaves [[spoiler: she comes out of his shack and asks him to come to bed, to which he replies that she shouldn't try to compete with his job, because she'll never win.]]
21st Jul '17 12:10:41 PM Gamermaster
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* Fate of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', whose job as [[SpacePolice Enforcer]] requires her to travel around space most of the time. In the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]], she laments the fact that she can't spend as much time as she wants with her adopted children Erio and Caro, and in ''[[SpinOffspring ViVid]]'', she was away so often that she was the ''last'' person to hear about her other adopted daughter Vivio's [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Form]] (Nanoha kinda forgot to mention that little detail to her).

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* Fate of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', whose job as an [[SpacePolice Enforcer]] requires her to travel around space most of the time. In the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]], she laments the fact that she can't spend as much time as she wants with her adopted children Erio and Caro, and in ''[[SpinOffspring ViVid]]'', she was away so often that she was the ''last'' person to hear about her other adopted daughter Vivio's [[OlderAlterEgo Adult Form]] (Nanoha kinda forgot to mention that little detail to her).
12th Jul '17 5:59:23 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Literaure/AtlasShrugged'': Hank Rearden regularly puts in eighteen hour days at his company and barely interacts with his family. This being Creator/AynRand, this is unambiguously a sign of virtue in Readern, and his family are at fault for not acknowledging his greatness. The fact his wife is a psychological abuser who [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland hates sex]] doesn't help.
** This is true of most of the good characters in Rand's novel, as they can't conceive of any kind of life other than making money for its own sake. They believe love, passion, sex, and fidelity are virtues and that happiness can be found by seeking out someone with the same values, i.e. Rearden and Dagny Taggart, who understand each other's devotion to their steel and railroad empires and admire each other for it.

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* ''Literaure/AtlasShrugged'': Hank Rearden regularly puts in eighteen hour days at his company and barely interacts with his family. This being Creator/AynRand, this is unambiguously a sign of virtue in Readern, and his family are at fault for not acknowledging his greatness. The fact his wife is a psychological abuser [[WetBlanketWife wet blanket]] who [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland hates sex]] doesn't help.
** This is true of most of the good characters in Rand's novel, as they can't conceive of any kind of life other than making money for its own sake. They believe love, passion, sex, and fidelity are virtues and that happiness can be found by seeking out someone with the same values, i.e. Rearden and Dagny Taggart, who understand each other's devotion to their steel and railroad empires and admire each other for it.
6th Jul '17 11:53:13 AM Julia1984
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* ''Literaure/AtlasShrugged'': Hank Rearden regularly puts in eighteen hour days at his company and barely interacts with his family. This being Creator/AynRand, this is unambiguously a sign of virtue in Readern, and his family are at fault for not acknowledging his greatness.
** This is true of most of the good characters in Rand's novel, as they can't conceive of any kind of life other than making money for its own sake.

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* ''Literaure/AtlasShrugged'': Hank Rearden regularly puts in eighteen hour days at his company and barely interacts with his family. This being Creator/AynRand, this is unambiguously a sign of virtue in Readern, and his family are at fault for not acknowledging his greatness. \n The fact his wife is a psychological abuser who [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland hates sex]] doesn't help.
** This is true of most of the good characters in Rand's novel, as they can't conceive of any kind of life other than making money for its own sake. They believe love, passion, sex, and fidelity are virtues and that happiness can be found by seeking out someone with the same values, i.e. Rearden and Dagny Taggart, who understand each other's devotion to their steel and railroad empires and admire each other for it.
21st Jun '17 11:22:56 AM RobTan
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** Averted by Sergeant Colon. The fact that he works at night, and his wife works during the day saved his marriage.
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