Brian Reid’s (Rebeldad) post in today’s Washington Post OnBalance Blog–“Flexibility for Those in Less-Than-Flexible Jobs”–confirms, once again, why we need to stop making the objective “work-life balance” and make it “work+life fit.” He discusses how individuals with jobs such as forest rangers, and nurses where your physical presence is required (for the most part) have […]
Often you can find your “fit” not by doing less work, but by working differently. However, there may be certain work+life transitions that require you to reduce the hours you work and the amount of work you do for a period of time. The question then becomes, “How can I work ‘part-time’”? I’m going to […]
New York Newsday Article (9/10/06)–After the Time Out: How to Navigate the Return to the Workforce”by Patricia Kitchen Check out the advice a team of experts (one of whom was me) gave a mom transitioning back into the workforce after being at home full-time for a few years. Two important take-aways for everyone: • It’s […]
I wanted to point out an excellent segment from this past week’s CBS Sunday Morning show entitled, Labor Intensive: Workaholics Take a Decidedly Labor Intensive Approach to Life”. I was interviewed by the producer of this segment a few weeks back and I was pleased to see that they clearly separated those who happily choose […]
Because of the response I received to the posting about my personal struggle not work during July vacation, I decided to analyze recent research findings and commentary related to the vacation+work quandary to see if I could find common themes and solutions. And, as I suspected, in many ways, we are indeed our own worst […]
After a brief hiatus, the Work+Life Fit Blog is back on line! While it may look basically the same on the outside, the entire functionality of the blog has been overhauled and upgraded. What does this mean? I will share a few things I’ve learned since starting my blog in February, 2006: There’s a “blog” […]
While it may look the same on the outside, a lot of change is happening behind the scenes of our site. We are currently upgrading the functionality of the site’s technology especially as it relates to the Blogging software I will be using going forward. What does this mean? It means that in addition to […]
We are entering prime vacation season. The time of year when people ask me, “Should I answer my email and check my voicemail during vacation?” Ah, remember the good old days when you could only “check in” during vacation by picking up the phone and actually talking to another human being. So, for the most […]
Because the recent debate regarding mothers and work has focused on mothers who “opt out,” or mothers who’ve left the workforce and want to get back in, it’s perpetuated an assumption that most mothers would prefer not to work after having children. The problem is that it’s not true. Yes, having children causes every mother […]
Tom’s Story I met Tom last night when I spoke to a group of accountants who had been with their firm less than four years. Tom was one of the leaders in charge of these new hires, and his presence confirmed his value to the firm. Only the most high-potential leaders are usually invited to […]
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