The thing you do to pay for the stuff you do

8 03 2016

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.” ~Ellen Goodman

I hope this is an older quote, or a quote from someone who makes millions and millions at work.  How much is home life worth?  Weekends with the family, dinners around the table in the evening talking about how the day was.  That’s my kind of life.  Those who can telecommute occasionally, or even work out of the home have it even better!

Leaders, help your team members find that work-life balance.  I know we have some departments experimenting with telecommuting, so we’re making real progress.  Even if they have to be in the office every day to get the job done, don’t let them get so wrapped up in the job that they’re “working” (or stressing about work) even when they’re home.  Work is something that we do to pay for the stuff we do when we’re not working.  Maybe you’re even lucky enough to love your job.  But give perspective when you see that it’s needed.

Speaking of traffic…

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Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com

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8 03 2016
Shari Adams

Hi Jim! I hope you are doing well these days.

That was a great message. The cartoon at the bottom was missing though.

Thanks.

Shari

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Krazjims Leadership Blog wrote:

> krazjim posted: ““Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for > work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in > order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and > the house that you leave empty all day in order to ” >

8 03 2016
krazjim

Thanks. Corrected.

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