There are those who obsess over their work—always on email, constantly thinking about the next big project, and glued to their planners like white on rice. And then there are others who strongly believe, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” They always have a pithy OOO message at the ready. The discrepancy may be explained by the stars. Here, the two zodiac signs that are relentless workaholics—and the one who can happily clock out when they need to.
The 2 Relentless Workaholics
1. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 23)
If you have seen any Beyoncé documentary ever, then you’ve gotten a front-row clinic to just how relentless Virgos can be when it comes to their work. They are meticulous, highly driven and unrelenting machines, so they don’t stop until the job is done and it’s done right. If you have a Virgo on your team for a group project, expect frequent meetings, numerous re-writes and a little bit of micromanaging because low-key, these perfectionists don’t believe anyone can be as thorough as they are. They’re likely to work themselves silly—trying to stay ahead of deadlines so they have extra time to comb through, fact-check and make sure everything is foolproof and error-free.
2. Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
No one loves achieving a goal quite like these earth signs, so when they get on a roll, they ride it out until the wheels fall off. Highly ambitious and self-motivated, Capricorns will come up with a plan, set deadlines, create expansive checklists and work, work, work, until a task is finished. Expect them to come into the office earlier and leave later than everyone when there’s a project to tackle. Where everyone else sees an opportunity to take a break and regroup, Capricorns are likely to use the extra time to complete a few more tasks before the day is up.
The One Sign Who Really Gets Work-Life Balance
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Their symbol is a centaur—half (work)horse, half man—so it’s not to say that Sagittarians don’t work hard, but these adventurers do value leisure time as much as they do work time. Where Virgos and Capricorns exhibit tunnel vision and bury themselves in to-do lists in order to get things done properly, Sagittarians can’t help but mix a little business with pleasure. You’ll find them throwing a brainstorming happy hour shindig, taking a “me” day in order to simply rest, rejuvenate and come back with new-found enthusiasm for the job, or even spreading the work-life balance vibes by organizing a company-wide retreat to a nearby national park. And when it comes to maximizing on those vacation days, don’t worry, Sags got it covered. Don’t expect them to check in via email or text because vacay time for them means completely unplugging.