Crafting a Healthier Approach to Work

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I wrote earlier about just how far we should expect an employer to bend when dealing with work/life balance issues. The point of that piece was that while an employer may be willing to help you balance your work and home lives, they are not obligated to do so. Their only obligation is to the business. As such, it’s up to the employees to craft an approach to work/life balance that is healthy for them.

This isn’t easy to do. If it were, everyone would be living happily ever after, getting everything done, and tending to all the important matters. But while it’s not easy, there are ways to define and enforce clear boundaries between work and life, between your family’s n


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2 Responses to Crafting a Healthier Approach to Work

  1. Good tips. That picture made me laugh – looks just like me! But in all seriousness being flexible is the key for me.

  2. I had a small illness this past fall that caused me to miss over 1 week of work and I had to frequently leave early.

    My boss was supportive but my coworkers seemed resentful of the flexible schedule I was keeping. I would stay as long as I could during the day and go home when I felt unwell.

    That was 3 months ago and I am still hearing cracks about all the time I got off when they were stuck working. If my boss had not been so supportive I would be looking for another job right now.

    One of my 2013 goals is to increase my emergency fund in case I can’t work for an extended period of time.

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