Balancing act: Survey says lack of balance, manager support are job 'deal breakers'

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    July 23, 2014 8:27 a.m.

    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 income.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 23, 2014 3:39 a.m.

    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 employee unsupervised.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 22, 2014 12:44 p.m.

    I'm all set to leave my current position for this very reason!

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    July 22, 2014 10:59 a.m.

    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.