I'll say it, I'm OCD and I LOVE to work. I love to be super responsive, get everything done on my plate on a daily basis, and "start each morning with basically nothing to do". I feel that is necessary, so during working hours I can have meetings with my coworkers, answer herding cats questions, and basically have my mind free to be responsive to whatever comes my way. I did this for 20 years at one company, and everyone loved it, and almost everyone in our group had that attitude and it was fabulous. I have changed jobs (the company I loved so much was sold, and even though I was not let go, things were just changing too much for me). This new job, I still try to live by the same work ethic. I just love working that way. However, some of my coworkers are saying I'm not a team player because I'm too responsive. They say I'm enabling bad habits from our project leaders because they know I will respond immediately. They are saying that we should be guiding expectations, making the project leaders have 8-5 M-F expectations, etc., etc. They are being asked by the project leaders why they don't respond like "name". FYI - salaried employee, so extra hours don't cost the company any extra money.