I’m going to come out and say it: Loving what you do (for work) is a luxury. But even if you’re a statistics enthusiast or a strategy geek, chances are you don’t want to spend all your time working. That’s where having a work/life balance comes in. The concept, to many, is pretty novel. It’s long been fashionable to spend long hours working in the office or from home, putting in the extra time because your bosses, for some reason, expect you to be available around the clock. There’s a reason those ’90s workaholic parents were such a common trope. It’s because our society has nurtured this unhealthy existence.
While we don’t usually hear CEOs or other bigwigs saying that people should work more, every now and then one of them screws up and reveals their true (ugly) colors. Thanks to the r/antiwork subreddit, we see more of these instances than we used to. Just a couple of weeks ago, one Scott Kuru – CEO of Freedom Property Investors, shared a particularly damning bit of wisdom on the corporate cringe fest that is LinkedIn.
The post starts off with a bang:
‘Never hire anyone that’s looking for work life balance’
Things get more annoying from there.