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Work Life Balance

Whether you work to live or live to work, too much of one and not enough of the other is never good. We know people work long hours and no one ever got promoted by spending less time at the office, but work/life balance is becoming more important than it's ever been. We've got tips and expert advice on how to create and sustain that balance so you'll be happy both at home and at work.

Work Life Balance Advice

  • Please tell me what to do about coworkers' kids in the office.

    Please tell me what to do about coworkers' kids in the office. I could understand if people brought their children in when there was an emergency, but everywhere I look there seems to be some toddler. The noise and distraction are affecting … Read more...

  • Ethnic Hair

    Would a person interviewing be scrutinized because they were wearing a hairstyle that was different from the norm? For instance, as an African-American female interviewing for an executive assistant position in corporate America, could I … Read more...

  • Business Travel: Safe Travel Tips from the U.S. State Department

    "Safe travels"...at every goodbye these days, it seems, it's the same benediction. Beyond wishing each other well, what else can travelers do to play it safe in the air and in other countries? How can travelers overcome their reluctance to … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Stay-At-Home Mom

    So why do thousands of career women nationwide opt to put their careers and salary-earning potential on the back burner to stay home to care for their children? Read more...

  • Dream Job: Homestead Farmer

    It's never too late to trade your laptop for a hoe and become a farmer. "I made a conscious choice to become a farmer because I really wanted a different lifestyle from the daily grind of being a corporate executive," said Fox, who moved to … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Travel Writer

    "The emphasis should be on the writing. Never tell people you love to travel; you have to be a good writer." And although you may dine and vacation like royalty, don't expect to receive a paycheck fit for a king or queen. "Money is not the … Read more...

  • Is My On-Call Pay Competitive?

    There is no standard practice for on-call pay. Companies generally try to offer on-call pay that is competitive within their industry and local market. Before you speak to the VP of your department, talk to your HR department. Ask the head … Read more...

  • 10 Worst Ways To Spend Your Salary This Wedding Season

    First off, if you didn’t like it, what makes you think they will. Secondly, wouldn’t it be awful to get caught re-gifting the gift they gave you! Read more...

  • What Is Dad's Job Worth?

    Salary.com has revealed that dads would be taking home a pretty hefty paycheck if they were paid an annual salary for the many "dad jobs" they do for their families. Salary.com consulted with Stay at Home and Working Dads, and used the … Read more...

  • What Is Mom's Job Worth?

    Are you wondering what mom should be paid for her work as mom? Salary.com has now valuated the "mom job" of both the Working and Stay at Home Mom! We consulted Stay at Home and Working Moms to determine the top 10 jobs that make up a mom’s … Read more...