Detox from work

A sabbatical is a legitimate option for career training. This is the only time a person can learn how to fill in unstructured time. Doing so develops skills in how to create jobs where none were defined before. The key element of extended absences is the completely unstructured time. Things that do need to be done can take much longer than normally would be allowed in a work setting.

Reflections on solving work-life balance

Here I am at the end of my seventh month of unemployment and I’m wondering about work-life balance.  I have no doubt that most outsiders would consider the balance is a little light on the job side.    But by their measures, the balance is equally light on the life side as well.   I’ve…

Disservice of work-life balance advocacy

The advocacy of work-life balance is so pervasive within the culture of office work that it is hard to distinguish it from the culture of the office environment itself.   The balance is enforced by labor laws defining a work week as five days of eight hours.  The balance is part of the benefits packages…