Something has gone amiss. When did it become not only okay but a source of pride to work endless hours…to sacrifice the balance so important to a quality life? To give up time with loved ones? To compromise health?
The economic downturn has played some nasty tricks; not only robbing jobs, but loyalty and any semblance of security that may have existed at one time. More and more people are working contracts, part time hours, without benefits, living paycheque to paycheque, struggling to make ends meet.
Educated or otherwise, no one is immune. I know people doing the jobs of two or more. I know several who have been let go after years in their role. I know people who have been looking months, and in some cases years for work in their field.
With that as a backdrop, I watched with great interest this video arguing a case for the 32-hour workweek. It's clear that balanced lives make for balanced, happy, productive people. Simple.
So, why aren't more people listening?