Published: Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:00 a.m. MDT
Work-life balance is Exhibit A in why I switched from engineering to education.
Luckily, in my particular field of teaching, the pay cut isn't as
significant as you might imagine, especially when you start including benefits.
However, I will likely be leaving Utah due to the lack of commitment this state
has to its educators.
I'm all set to leave my current position for this very reason!
I don't know if we should sympathize with these workers who try to over
achieve in a job or just let them learn from their mistakes and quit jobs they
like to do. For some reason the workers of Utah have this misconception that
being and over achiever and multitasker is job security and expected of them to
keep their jobs. Over achievers who put themselves on call to each other 24
hours a day are poor performers because they are too stressed out to do their
jobs. People who multitask never get a job done and are poor performers as
well.How workers in Utah ever acquired this concept is remarkably
uninformed and their own enemy. Instead of quitting a job you like why not
disconnect from the job when you leave the job? Any boss that expects you
volunteer your life and family to a job, then leave the job.Any
employer who sees a worker out of control, unstable, and can't get their
job done in allotted day, a risk to the business because he can't leave an
I think this article is pointing out that the most important thing in a
job/career is that one is happy doing it. Making more money in a job that one
dislikes is not a recipe for a good life. Being lucky enough to do something
you enjoy is one of the best things in life. Even if it may mean less total
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