First, I told the poster to quit because they really want to quit, they would prefer to work in academia at the collegiate level, and their mental health was quickly deteriorating to the point that it was ruining their family life and their family members became afraid of them. Context is important, which you left out. Second, I get along great with my colleagues. They call me a robot because I, according to them, can function on very little sleep (this is true as I don’t really like sleeping and sleep as little as possible), I always do what my superiors ask of me without complaining, I skip meals (I don’t have lunch since I tutor) and I continue working without losing focus for many hours at a time, etc. These are the reasons *they* have for why they call me a robot. Third, working long hours (12-14) doesn’t phase me. When I’m at work, I have a razor-sharp focus and my brain does not tolerate getting off task. When I’m not at work, I enjoy leisure time as I feel I’ve earned it. I have no problem working 60+ hour workweeks if I can take several weeks off at a time throughout the year as I do due to how our school schedule works. Again, different strokes for different folks.