"Too much work, not enough hours in the day." "Annual leave! Are you kidding? Who can afford to be away from work now?" "Kids soccer game or extra hour on the phone?" With fewer people to get the job done, more folks are doing their job and that of the one who was furloughed, and the perception often is that if you take time away from the office now (even though you have earned it legitimately) your supervisor may think you’re not really committed to the job. Will you be the next to go if you take vacation?
Regardless of the current economic situation, today’s workers are constantly facing these dilemmas. The speakers in this presentation share they own life experiences with finding time to fit in, or balance, the demands and desires of family and home life with those of their career and employer.
George Haines, Director of Operations, Peregrine Leadership Institute and a member of the APWA Leadership and Management Committee, Gillette, WY
Yvonne Tindall, Works Training Officer, Region of Durham, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Cora Jackson-Fossett, Public Information Director II, City of Los Angeles Public Works Department, Los Angeles, CA
Kurt A. Corey, Director of Public Works, Eugene, OR
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originally released June 25, 2009