8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

How to Make Yourself Necessary & Increase Your Value at Work

3. Balance Yourself

In today’s uber-competitive work environment, you may be tempted to come in early, stay late, read your emails while on vacation, or take business calls at home. Stop it, already!

While there may be situations wherein these things happen, they should be the exception and not the rule. People who "get a life" and forego the goal of trying to "outwork" their co-workers and colleagues are happier, more involved, and more productive than those who burn the candle at both ends. A smart boss will likely see a balanced employee as someone with the proper priorities, which should up your value.