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  • Richard Hall

Never sacrifice your family for a job

I once ran the technology for a small, outsourced call center company. It went through a 3-way merger and I ended up with 14 locations. I traveled each week of the month.

Totaled about 90% travel.

I came home from work one Friday evening and my

youngest son did not recognize me. I was gone all week and there was no such thing as Facetime.

I was always one to give everything I had for the company but that was it. It was time to change jobs.

Don’t get me wrong. We all have special projects that come up that causes us to put in long hours, miss little league games, date night, and homework sessions. These should be the exception and not the norm.

The thing is, I’ve seen too many children grow up addicted to alcohol and drugs with low self esteem because mom or dad was not there during the formative years.

Your family is what matters most.

If you see no end in sight for your job, talk with your employer. Most are reasonable and will try to work something out. If not, you may be in the wrong place anyway.

As for my son, I was at every game from then on out.

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