Ladies, Make Like Men and Take a Personal Break at Work

I read this article on female workers burning out at 30 and sent it around to a few female colleagues with this comment:

Take care of YOU first, ladies. Everyone else will follow suit when they see that – especially in a professional context. PS I’m burned out and moving to Tahiti.

Here’s what I immediately got back (anonymously since I didn’t have time to ask them for permission):

Coworker 1: The thing that is troubling is that women are killing themselves and burning out…and men aren’t killing themselves, and are getting promoted. And they didn’t even talk in here about the whole working Mom thing. Trust me ladies, that’s no picnic :)

Coworker 2: I find this particularly interesting and disturbing in light of all the stats I’ve read that there are more women in the workforce now than there are men. It’s time for women to shift their natural multi-task syndrome over to tasks that benefit our well-being as well as our career climb. Continue reading

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Kibibi Springs is the myGreenlight Community Manager.

Happy post-holiday to you all!  If you’re like those of us in the Greenlight office, you’re really missing that extra day in your work week and scrambling to make the moments count towards the progress of your goals.  Hopefully these references from fellow community members will help kick start next week’s agenda.  Till then – rest up, Monday is right around the corner.

myGreenlight community member @Ronald Yau recommends the following goodies.

  • Getting Mentors, a great HBR article for lining up the 3 perfect mentors.
  • We are a socially networked nation. Half of all Americans are now using social networks according to this recent Pew Poll.  Great!  Makes it that much easier for each of to get connected.  Just don’t tell my parents who have yet to send me a friend request.

Decision Fatigue?  Please raise your hand if you can relate. @Jason Womack must have been reading my mind when he referred this Fast Company article  on how to maintain focus and willpower on the things we want to change and maintain in our lives. Dully noted Jason.  Thank you!