Marriage Counseling-Make Time for Your Relationship by Avoiding Urgency Addiction
Lori Zimmermann of Santa Barbara, California, worked for a large international retail organization for eight years. She entered corporate America with the intent to stay and make a career. But after eight years, she called it quits and started freelancing to have more control over her work hours and her life.
I never felt finished at work, she explains. While I could maintain the status quo, I really couldnt make it better. We worked up to 60 hours a week just to get the job done. It wasnt directly said you had to do it, but everyone else was working that hard, so you just felt it was expected.
She walked away from a guaranteed salary, a benefit structure, and stock options to have flexibility and control over her time. Although it has certainly made things tougher financially, Ive never regretted my decision, she states.
She is not alone. More and more workers are questioning their role in corporate American and its ASAPs climate. Todays corporate culture is hooked on urgency where everything is a priority, needing to be done yesterday. This urgency addiction has...