RE: Over 40/Over 50 (WAS: Work-Life Balance (WAS Re: Offered a jo b - need opinions)

Subject: RE: Over 40/Over 50 (WAS: Work-Life Balance (WAS Re: Offered a jo b - need opinions)
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:12:46 -0400


> After 5 years, I left a 'Job for Life' with my last employer
> (a Fortune 500 company), where many departments routinely
> require 50+ hours weekly for salaried employees. That's
> exploitation. If the job routinely

Why is it that those who do not fit within someone's idea of what a life
should be are automatically labeled as exploited. It's the same thing when I
hear that working in a metro area is sacrificing quality of life.

Maybe I enjoy my job and I like working at it. Maybe my idea of quality of
life is not a white cottage with a picket fence and children playing in the
backyard, but instead, my quality of life is working till 11pm, then
partying till 4am?

> deadline (but only
> 'occasionally'); if a non-exempt ('timecard') laborer, for
> the overtime $$;
> finally, if you are self-employed (to survive!). I assume
> that you're in the third category.

Maybe I'm in the 4th category...I want to.

Please don't superimpose your values onto other people.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Barnes&Noble.com
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