Work-Life Balance

How Covid Did Away With the Sick Day

Many workers find themselves, consciously or not, mimicking the way their bosses behave. They witness managers answering emails from bed, and feel they should do the same. So some bosses are taking a firmer line on using their leave. Jim Canales, head of the Barr Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on arts, education and climate, […]

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Wall Street Banks Are Getting Flexible on Working From Home

When Tom Naratil arrived on Wall Street in the 1980s, work-life balance didn’t really exist. For most bankers of his generation, working long hours while missing out on family time wasn’t just necessary to get ahead, it was necessary to not be left behind. But Mr. Naratil, now president of the Swiss bank UBS in […]

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You Quit. I Quit. We All Quit. And It’s Not a Coincidence.

“I went home and starting thinking about it a lot more seriously,” Ms. Wells said. One month later, she put in her own resignation notice, catalyzed by the run-in with her neighbor. “She was like my hero.” The payoffs for some pandemic quitters have been significant. Nikissa Granados, 26, was weighing whether to leave her […]

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Parents of Kids Under 5 Stuck in Grueling Covid Limbo

HOUSTON — Twice last year, Margaret Schulte and her husband, Jason Abercrombie, traveled 11 hours round-trip to Louisiana from their home in Tulsa, Okla., in the hopes of vaccinating their children, who were 2 and 4, against the coronavirus. The only way they could get shots for their children — among the more than 19 […]

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What It Was Like on the Elizabeth Holmes Jury for 18 Weeks

“I knew she had started a company,” Ms. Stefanek said. “I knew that it had failed. I knew she liked to wear black turtlenecks. That was about it.” Ms. Holmes’s trial began with opening statements on Sept. 8. That started a new routine for Ms. Stefanek: She often woke up at 5 a.m. to squeeze […]

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Architects Are the Latest White-Collar Workers Drawn to Unions

For decades, architects have enjoyed a place alongside doctors and lawyers among the professionals most revered by pop culture and future in-laws. And for good reason. Architects spend years in school learning their craft, pass grueling licensing exams, put in long days at the office. Still, there is one key difference between architecture and these […]

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