Balancing act: Who is in control of your work-life balance?

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  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    June 20, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    There are some events that have a strong impact on your ability to choose, such as natural disasters, unexpected personal illness or injury, or, unfortunately, the choices of those that have attained power over your local employment choices.

    The last is something that we as a community and nation have some influence on. When a powerful American employer opts to lay off thousands and swap them out with thousands of $1 a day workers (slaves) in Bangladesh because its still legal, we can still expose it regularly and make it socially unacceptable (and financially hurtful to the employer) to do this.

    Perhaps we can even influence the world into a position where creating such an environment of slavery is no longer acceptable.

    June 18, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    He's right. For example, in the medical world, more and more people are opting for career paths that don't require being on call 24/7 over money (very generalized - some of the highest paid specialties are the ones who spend the least time working). That decision by generation X is slowly but surely changing how the medical world operates.