Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
old script says men work, women stay home, and that’s just the way it is. Now? Not so much.
More women than ever before are entering the workforce, while more men are either staying at home full time with kids or placing more of an emphasis on flexible scheduling. For workers who have tried to attain more of a work/life balance because they’re tired of never seeing their spouses/kids, it’s getting to the point that if an employer doesn’t bend in this area, good employees are breaking with the company and going somewhere else.
If your priority is spending more time at home and you have an opportunity somewhere else to do that, then take it. No one on a deathbed has ever said “I wish I spent more time at work.”