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Jason- Well said. Perhaps my favorite line was this, “If you life is out of balance because you have a crappy job, change jobs.” I agree that nearly all of the work/life balance conversation is horribly misinformed, misdirected and largely irrelevant. A lot of it, as you said, is about making the decision to change the things that you can change, rather than complaining about the stuff that you might […]

Joe, I’m going to revisit this flawed idea of Work-Life Balance again because it has come up in a couple conversations for me lately. As I have thought more about it, I am convinced (as you are) that the whole idea of balancing work and life is complete nonsense. Life is what you experience 24 hours a day so long as you are breathing. Work is part of it. Play […]

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Joe i am awakening from my long winter’s nap to finally reply to your post. At least this time, I don’t think you are too far into left field. I agree that work-life balance is a flawed premise, but it’s one that I think we need for now. It is my opinion is that each person should pursue work that fits with their passions and interests. Employers should also seek […]

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JasonMaybe this is one of my semantic hang-ups, but much of the conversation around the issue of work-life balance is becoming a bit of a pet peeve for me. I am in absolute agreement that employers need to do more accommodating to meet the unique needs of an increasingly complex workforce, but in my perspective “work-life balance” is a flawed framework. To me, “work-life balance” speaks to an antiquated belief […]

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