‘Work/life’ balance isn’t your employer’s problem—it’s yours

Quit complaining! Put your life first. Then, go start your work.

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I hate the phrase “work/life” balance.

For starters, it doesn’t even make sense.

You’re basically saying, “I work first and then, if I have time, I have a life.” It sounds like you’re trying to contain work from overtaking your life. Where’s the balance in that?

What I hate even more is when people complain that they have no “work/life” balance at their job.

Oh, c’mon.

If you feel like you need to be connected and plugged in 24/7, that’s your choice. When everybody else is working a solid 40 hours a week, why do you feel the need to do 168?

It’s probably because you don’t have a life to begin with.

Well, I’ve got news for you: Your job as a person should be to get a life. Your employer’s job is to give you money to afford the life you want.

I’m an advocate of a “life/work” balance. Here’s how I swing it:

The work will always be there

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