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Shenkman is such a workaholic that he has wired his house with Internet, telephone and television in every single room. As CEO of the global high-tech firm Exigen in San Francisco, he feels he has to be available to his customers at all hours.

"Well, you lose something. You lose some days of your kids' lives. You lose — some of those tender moments with the family," Shenkman says.

“What happens when you stopped working?” Stacy asked.


“I ache.” Shenkman answers.

“You ache?” Stahl says.

"If you go on vacation, sometimes, in order to sort of relax,
it takes a little bit of an effort," Shenkman says. But he always stays connected.

He's so obsessed, he has wired his shower. When Greg soaps up, he doesn't daydream — he watches the business news, checks his e-mail, and answers the phone.


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Oh, I know the meaning of the whole passage except this sentence it takes a little bit of an effort.

Effort means the use of the strength, trying hard with mind or body by dictionary.

I know this word, but I'm still confused with this sentence.

Could you paraphrase the meaning of this sectence and use other words to give the same meaning.

Thanks a lot.



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"If you go on vacation, sometimes, in order to sort of relax, it takes a little bit of an effort," Shenkman says. But he always stays connected.

This is an ironic statement. The idea that it takes effort to relax is a strange one.

Greg is addicted to work (workaholic), so when he goes on vacation, it is very difficult for him to forget about work and just have fun.
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Vorpar"If you go on vacation, sometimes, in order to sort of relax, it takes a little bit of an effort," Shenkman says. But he always stays connected.

This is an ironic statement. The idea that it takes effort to relax is a strange one.

Greg is addicted to work (workaholic), so when he goes on vacation, it is very difficult for him to forget about work and just have fun.

Oh, thanks.

You're native, so it's easy for you.

I'm not navtie, so oftentimes I can't totally understand.

again, Thanks for your quick and clear explainations.