posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 08:22 PM
Originally posted by SloAnPainful
Work and personal life are different. People need to understand this.
Yes, but this divide is slowly being eroded with Smart phone, email and remote connections to work servers. The harder the bosses push "work/life
balance" the more liberties you know they will take. Here in Oz, the culture of the "TEAM" is paramount and if you don't join in some charity fun run
and provide free publicity for your firm at weekends, nor join your company gym or attend celebratory dinners or breakfasts with your TEAM you're not
a TEAM player and you're forgetting that there is no "I" in "TEAM". Don't even attempt to think for yourself. Work breakfasts are the worst idea
EVER. I got out a year ago and started my own business, working from home. I'm working harder than I ever had but I'm a lot freer, too - best
My brother is a senior in a profession that is reviled pretty much everywhere (lawyer) BUT his idea of TEAM building is taking his team to a fancy
restaurant and getting everybody blind (drunk) on really good wine rather than have them attend the firm's sanctioned sports-related team building
exercise. He was pulled up by other senior managers about it. So he's still in there somewhere....
How hard you work is a badge of honour and people leave their jackets over the chairs when they leave of a night so that their boss (who, of course,
is expected to work late) thinks that they, too, are still around (even though they actually buggered off at 4.30pm). Working way beyond normal
working hours is an implicit expectation in most firms these days and peer pressure is brought to bear on employees to ensure it happens.
If a prospective employer asked me for my passwords relating to my social media, I, firstly, would ask why and then argue the toss. I doubt they would
be able to come up with an adequate reason. If they pushed it, I'd know it was the kind of company that wasn't quite the right "fit", (as they like
to say) for me and I'm sure they would agree so, in the end, everybody wins. Then, of course, I'd go home and start writing letters of outrage to my
Federal, state and local members of parliament, the media and my friends.
edit on 24-4-2013 by Archie because: typo
24-4-2013 by Archie because: (no reason given)