Should you be working on vacation?
It’s a world where the borders of everything are getting more porous and harder to defend. Here are two questions that nag away at anyone with a job…
Where does ‘work’ stop and ‘life’ begin?
When are you ‘on’ and when are you ‘off’
(Just to make the point, I’m writing this blog post while sitting in a cafe in Covent Garden. On a Sunday. Is this then work? Or is this play? Or is this just life?).
A recent post on the Brazen Careerist has got my mulling over this again. (For anyone who’s working, particularly anyone who is/involved with/managing Gen Y, this is a terrific resource).
Here’s the piece that stood out for me:
I have allowed work to completely, totally, consume my life, and I couldn’t be happier. After years of discussing what work life balance really means I’ve realized that to me, at this point in time, working on vacation is my perfect work/life balance.
What do you think?