He's the most efficient person in your workplace. [[TheStrategist He thinks of]] [[TVGenius plans that work]] [[TheSmartGuy better than anybody else's]] and [[BadAss can take]] [[BadassBookworm down anyone]] [[MinoredInAsskicking when he's attacked.]] He might be a [[DrillSergeantNasty harsh]] employer or a [[BigBrotherMentor kind helper]] who teaches you how to make your work habits more efficient. He is always professional and mature, if not a little too uptight. Either way, you can always rely on him for anything, as long as it's work related.

One day, he invites you to hang out with him after work. Curious, you agree.

You're surprised to see him break open the alcohol, start screaming karaoke or show other wild behaviors that you never saw at work. Turns out, he spends as much energy partying as he does working hard. He might even use the fact that he works so hard as an ''excuse'' to why he plays so hard.

TruthInTelevision here, as relaxing and having fun is good way to keep stress levels down. Being social is also a good way to find employment and learn from others, so a complete workaholic is pretty tough to find in RealLife. There's also the fact that most people ''enjoy'' having fun and relaxing but need to work to earn money. Frequently this is the other side to characters like TheReliableOne.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Misato from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
* This is pretty much the mindset of all the [[{{Salaryman}} salarymen]] in ''Manga/VirginLove'' and its related series.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Tony Stark in ''Film/IronMan'' more clearly demonstrated this trope at the beginning of the movie, where he's pretty much inventing state of the art weapons systems in between having crazy hardcore parties. He stops playing so hard, though, when his experience in Afghanistan leads him to make very serious efforts to curb the violence.
** I dunno, rousting the terrorists out of Gulmira looked pretty fun to me.
* The late Charlie Wilson, as portrayed in ''CharlieWilsonsWar'', fell under this. Well, after he decided to get involved in Afghanistan, anyway we see little evidence of the "work hard" before that.
* Lt. Rasczak in ''[[Film/StarshipTroopers Starship Troopers]]'' encourages this for his men. "Here's the beer! Here's the entertainment! Now, have fun - that's an order!"

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the StarTrekExpandedUniverse of novels, there was a temporary security chief on the ''Enterprise'' who embodied this trope: a total hard-ass with his staff on-duty, but off-duty he parties with them in the lounge, and as a result, their loyalty to him is absolute.
* The declared mission statement of Hawkeye, Trapper John et al in the original ''Literature/{{Mash}}'' novel is to be such brilliant and reliable surgeons when they're on duty that they can get away with absolutely any crazy shit they feel like pulling when they're off duty. It works.
* The king in DrSeuss's ''The King's Stilts''. The whole theme of the book is why only working is not emotionally healthy and causes problems in the long run.
* The Tayledras in the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books are explicitly stated to be this at one point. They fight horrible magic-born monstrosities and purify magically-twisted land in little scout teams where one wrong move could get them all horribly killed... and live in little glens of eternal summer where they throw wild parties whenever they have an excuse.

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* Jadzia Dax from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is an exceptional science officer who enjoys partying hard, gambling with Ferengi, brawling with Klingons, drinking, rough sex, fun on the holosuite, and playing practical jokes, and still finds time to be the station's biggest gossip.
* As in the literature example above, the characters from ''Series/{{Mash}}'' maintain a healthy level of insanity whenever they are off-duty, as a defense mechanism against the horrors of war.
* Samantha Carter of ''Series/StargateSG1''. She's an incredible {{workaholic}} who spends long nights and weekends working on her science stuff. The rare times we see her at home, she's building and racing motorbikes. The closest thing she has to taking a holiday is entering an alien death race.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Qunari are described as this by Sten if you're friends with him by the end of the game. He compares you being declared "The Hero of Fereldan" to when a Qunari is declared ''Qunoran Vehl'', and says that they party so hard that ''executions'' are sometimes required to get everyone back in line. Of course, when they're ''not'' throwing a raucous party, the Qunari are extremely serious and efficient - Sten says he has no memory of playing when he was a child and is somewhat offended by the notion that you'd think a Qunari would waste their time with such frivolity; even childhood is merely a time for studying whatever role they will be playing in society as an adult.

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* Ystos from ''Series/{{Noob}}'' plays a MMORPG professionally. In his downtime, he's never without reading material or a portable console, while his casual play second avatar is a master of the StealthHiBye who speaks in borderline CreepyMonotone. He's also seen to have a big outburst of joy when [[spoiler:his older but less talented brother's avatar reaches level 100]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer was worried that Bart was turning gay and he brought Bart to a steel mill to show him manly men doing manly jobs. Turned out it was a ManlyGay steel mill. Then the 5 o'clock whistle blew, and the place became an industrial-themed gay dance club. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=icIwKaci3MI "We work hard, we play hard."]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' WordOfGod says this is the general perception the public has of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], rather than as the usual RichIdiotWithNoDayJob he depicts himself as in other continuities.
* When the main cast of ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'' aren't saving the world from supervillains, they're throwing themselves into extreme sports. Said verbatim by Berto - or rather, [[spoiler: Dread impersonating him]] - during a ski trip.

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* In RealLife, [[GermanicEfficiency Ger]][[BestBeerEver mans]] are said to be like this.
** Also the Japanese, according to some. Which is sadly not the truth due to the work regimens designed specifically so it is impossible to enjoy oneself. Many Americans work more hours than their counterparts in other Western nations and take vacations less often, but once work is done for the day or week, the movie theaters, parks, local bars, beaches, sports venues, and other recreational areas flourish with customers.
** Investment traders/speculators are said to subscribe to this trope particularly strongly, especially during the heady days 80s and 90s (as memorialized by movies such as ''Film/WallStreet'' and ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''). It was said that there are only two possible ways for a respectable speculator to die: overwork or drug overdose.
* Many U.S. university student bodies stake a claim to this concept as a guiding philosophy, complete with the slogan, "First we'll out-think you, then we'll out-drink you."
* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Elizabeth I]] was rather like this. She loved giving parties and men made elaborate (and perhaps somewhat suspicious) statements of CourtlyLove toward her.
* Creator/ChristopherTitus described his father this way; he never missed a chance to get drunk, high, or laid, but he also never missed a day of work.
* This is more or less a way of life for many branches of scientists. Go to conventions during the day, and when night falls, go out and get rip-roarin' drunk. Repeat cycle until retirement.

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