Work-life bal­ance

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - SOCIAL REPORT -

This one is a killer, be­cause what are you go­ing to do? Switch ca­reers, down­size, move to Thai­land? But there are peo­ple man­ag­ing to have lives as well as work, be­cause some­times when you ring them in the middle of the day they are out moun­tain bik­ing. Other peo­ple’s work-life bal­ance can make you quite bit­ter (‘She doesn’t even have any chil­dren at home; if I lived by the sea I would swim ev­ery morn­ing be­fore break­fast,’ etc, etc). It’s one of the more un­ap­peal­ing lenvies. mc

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