Keeping a balance between work and life

Memories of my working life were comfortably blank until this Dilbert strip brought it back in vivid detail.

It's been ten years since I left corporate life and the memories of my working life were comfortably blank until this Dilbert strip brought it back in vivid detail. I never heard these exact words, but this was the attitude of many in the executive ranks.

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There are many who were willing to drink the corporate Kool-Aid and sacrifice personal lives to be part of the greater glory and do important things, make lots of money, and travel to far-off places on an expense account. I was in that group for more than 50 years and my family life suffered because of it.

Corporate careers should come with a warning label: "Not for long term use."

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0 Responses to Keeping a balance between work and life

  1. Bubba Greene says:

    We all have our options. You could have “left it all” for lesser things but then you would probably still be doing them and guess what? You would find that time still left you in the dust. In retrospect I bet you find where you are is pretty appealing even with the “sacrifices”.

  2. Bubba, you are absolutely correct.
    I do not regret the experience and the choices made seemed to make sense at the time.

    Corporate life can be great training for setting up your own business. The advent of the Internet opened the door for location independent businesses.

    The transition from being a hired hand in a suit to an individual contributor with his own businesses is where the action is now.
    Interesting challenges and much more freedom. 🙂

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