After His Heart Attack, a British Man’s Rules for Living Take Off on LinkedIn

Jonathan Frostick, a program manager at an investment bank, was still in the hospital when wrote a LinkedIn post vowing to step away from work and spend more time with his family. Thousands responded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frostick-jonathan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance

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Email, a Modern Expression of Passive Aggression

One option that is always available: embrace the petty.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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My Job and I: Is This a Love Letter?

Readers discuss formative experiences in the workplace, at Google and elsewhere.

#google-inc, #sexual-harassment, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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What Working Too Much Does to Your Body

Excess work isn’t good for anyone, employers included. So why are we still doing it?

#goldman-sachs-group-inc, #productivity, #saturdaynewsletter, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

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Sorry, Sometimes You Do Have to Be Uncomfortable

Confronting the things that challenge us, off-the-charts stress levels and money matters.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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As Biden Weighs Infrastructure, One Group Fights for Inclusion: Mothers

For many mothers newly burdened by the pandemic, resentment lingers that the government is helping too late. Both political parties are now trying to court them.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delauro-rosa-l, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saujani-reshma, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Citi Creates ‘Zoom-Free Fridays’ to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic Fatigue

The bank plans to have one day each week when workers can avoid being on-camera for internal calls. “We are all feeling the weariness,” Citi’s chief executive said.

#citigroup-inc, #fraser-jane-1967, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #work-life-balance, #zoom-video-communications

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It’s My Idea. She’s Taking Credit.

What to do about copycats on Zoom calls, a rival’s resentment and managing an intern.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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How Much Work Is Too Much Work?

Junior bankers at Goldman Sachs raise pointed questions about pay, hours and working conditions.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #work-life-balance

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A New Child Benefit Could Help Poor Women Stay Home. So What?

Even some liberals are wrongly worried about a no-strings child credit in the Biden rescue plan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #poverty, #romney-mitt, #single-mothers, #wages-and-salaries, #welfare-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #work-life-balance

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A Year Without Our Work Friends

What the absence of day-to-day connections showed us about how we spent our days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #writing-and-writers

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Restaurant Wine Directors Worry About the Future

The pandemic has forced sommeliers from jobs, pared wine lists and raised big questions about the viability of the business and the way it treats workers.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #wines, #work-life-balance

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Why Do So Many Mothers Feel Like Failures Right Now?

Pandemic life has made us feel more insecure about the aspects of our parenting we were already most insecure about.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance

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No Boys Allowed

Some very odd workplace dilemmas for which there are no easy answers, except for one. There is one easy answer.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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France to Scrap Law Banning Desk Lunches

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended eating habits in a country where the table is a sacred space. Now it is taking its toll on a symbol of work-life balance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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My New Job Did a Salary Bait and Switch, and I Want Out

A false promise on pay, a desire to get off the corporate career ladder and fraught co-worker bonding over food are all on deck this week.

#content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers

This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Places and Policies That Aim to Help Working Parents

How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sabbaticals-and-career-breaks, #tutors-and-tutoring, #work-life-balance

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My Co-Worker Is a Scammer and She Gets on My Last Nerve

Advice for three people trying to navigate racial politics at work, and one person dealing with the emotional baggage from a previous job.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

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San Francisco’s Tech Workers Make the Big Move

As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?

#atlanta-ga, #austin-tex, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #georgia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-juan-puerto-rico, #savannah-ga, #twitter, #work-life-balance

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Cooper Kupp of the Rams Manages Work-Life Balance During Covid

Covid-19 is forcing N.F.L. players and other pro athletes to make unusually hard decisions about work-life balance.

#football, #kupp-cooper-1993, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #work-life-balance

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The Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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What is the Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice?

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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No More All-Nighters!

How to navigate an office where all-night work sessions are celebrated, tips for transitions and what to do with a charismatic but abusive colleague.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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During the Coronavirus, Feminism Has Failed Women

If the pandemic undid three decades of progress on gender equality, one has to wonder: How real was that progress in the first place?

#children-and-childhood, #parenting, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #work-life-balance

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Are You Sure You Want to Go Back to the Office?

The future of work is flexibility.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance

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Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

More than a dozen couriers have died this year. Some died after complaining of unbearable workloads that kept them on the clock from dawn until past midnight.

#boycotts, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #seoul-south-korea, #strikes, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How to Handle Bad Co-Workers of the Anti-Mask and Boyfriend Varieties

It isn’t all about you. Or your officemate (even if you are living with him).

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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A 4-Day Workweek for 5 Days’ Pay? Unilever New Zealand Is the Latest to Try

“If we find that we’re all working the same number of hours as before but in four days, then we’ve missed the opportunity,” the company’s managing director said.

#content-type-service, #executives-and-management-theory, #new-zealand, #unilever-nv, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

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I Don’t Want to Be the Office Grandma

Advice for getting back into the work force at 60, dealing with shame and co-workers, and how to cope with losing all motivation for working from home.

#labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance

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Will White Women in Georgia Put Family or Culture War First?

As the crucial swing voting bloc in the state’s two pivotal Senate runoffs, they have a clear choice.

#child-care, #elections-senate, #georgia, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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I’m Tired of Babysitting Man-Babies at Work

Plus: Ending reply-all abuse once and for all.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Eerie Limbo of Remote Schooling

A mother fears that her kids are learning less and missing more.

#children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #parenting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #work-life-balance

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When Parents Lose Their Jobs, Their Children Also Suffer. But Sometimes There’s a Consolation.

The sudden increase of time with their children has reminded some low-income parents of what they have been missing. “It’s an odd silver lining, but it’s there,” says Jane Waldfogel, a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #unemployment, #work-life-balance

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Whitewater Unions, and a Toobin-Like Bathroom Mistake

Plus: A museum worker who’s too petrified to visit other museums.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Shh. It’s Breakfast Time.

Silent breakfast is a wellness practice that is helping some people cope with the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #kripalu-center-for-yoga-and-health, #meditation, #work-life-balance, #your-feed-selfcare

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My Boss’s Drinking Is Getting Worse. How Do We Intervene?

Also: Dealing with an office mean girl and campaigning for the pay you deserve.

#alcohol-abuse, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

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Rethinking Retirement

The days and nights and years could be long — if you’re lucky. Here are some tips to make them meaningful, too.

#baby-boomers, #longevity, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #work-life-balance

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Mothers are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society

The pandemic is forcing moms out of work at great financial, societal and marital costs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #unemployment, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?

The pandemic is a new setback for women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.

#boise-state-university, #child-care, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #research, #shutdowns-institutional, #tenure, #university-of-oregon, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #your-feed-education, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-work

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Why Did Hundreds of Thousands of Women Drop Out of the Workforce?

In some families buckling under the caregiving burden, the lower wage earner is leaving the workforce. Usually that’s the wife.

#labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #work-life-balance

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I’m a Ghostwriter for a ‘Thought Leader.’ Boo!

Also: I’m ending my marriage, and my boss keeps staring at my ring-less finger.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Pandemic Will ‘Take Our Women 10 Years Back’ in the Workplace

Improvements in gender equality in the workplace may be another casualty of the coronavirus, as women find their place in the work force more at risk.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #day-care-centers, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Help! My Boss Is a Conspiracy Theorist

Plus: Workers debate whether to go public with stories of corporate racism and the systems that reward it.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Parents vs. Nonparents in the Workplace

Workers with children bristle at the notion that they are enjoying special privileges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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Say My Name, Say My Name, Say My Name (Correctly!)

Plus: Synagogues have work drama, too.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Ideal, Perfect, Ultimate: What Drives Parents to Seek the Unattainable?

Working parents toggle constantly among competing commitments, but many don’t want to do less; they want to do it all, better.

#families-and-family-life, #parenting, #work-life-balance

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My Colleagues Have Great Work-Life Balance (Thanks to Childless Me)

Plus: Advice for a worker who’s too self-critical, and for a boss who’s not nearly critical enough.

#careers-and-professions, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

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Working From Home With Three Kids and No School

Drink, please.

#parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance

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