If you're burning yourself out at work, coming home stressed, but
don't see a way to get your boss to balance the load better, STOP.
Stop before it stops you.
Bad resource management is the problem of your employer, not you.
This is not a nice allegorical idea I came up with out of idle
thoughts; one week ago my dad, whose work has been especially demanding
of late, felt tension in his chest which was unlike heartburn. He had
radiating pain out to his arm. His father died of heart failure. He,
wise fellow, went to the emergency room and they kept him over the
weekend for observation. On Monday they did an angiogram and found his
arteries to be over 85% blocked. They said, "Tomorrow or the day after
we will give you a quadruple bypass." On Wednesday he had surgery and
on Thursday he is, after having the front of his body opened up and the
arteries into his heart altered, recovering very nicely.
His life just hit the reset button.
He says things are going to change and his employer will just have to work it out.
Don't wait for your body to force it on you; if a situation is killing you, don't let it get away with it.
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I’m sorry to hear about your dad. So glad that he has a second chance 🙂
Yes, may your father’s recovery continue to go smoothly.
Sending good wishes along your family’s way. My parents are visiting with me and I am so grateful for their health and company. Wishing you many, many more years of spending time with your Dad.