Monday, October 13, 2008


From TODAY, Voices
Thursday October 9, 2008

By Dr Bill Maier

How can you tell if you’re spending too much time at the office?

Try asking your kids!

One young mother was explaining to her 5 year old why her father had to work so much.

She told her: “Daddy just has more work than he can get done during the day and sometimes he has to stay later to finish it all.”

The little girl thought for a minute and then said: “Maybe daddy should ask to be put in a slower group.”

Good answer. And for a lot of fathers, it may not be a bad idea.

We all want to get ahead in our careers, but the time to draw the line is when our families suffer: The kids are acting up, we don’t follow through on our promises and our wives are exhausted.

Don’t sacrifice your kids on the altar of success.

If your job is getting in the way of your family, maybe it’s time you asked for a slower group.
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