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Overworked - or just whiny?

The Globe and Mail


In this essay, John Allemang argues that maybe work isn't too blame when it comes to work-life balance issues. Part 4 of a six-part series.

"What a bunch of whiners we've become," Globe reporter John Allemang writes in his essay about work-life balance.

Maybe work is not that bad, he dares to argue. "Maybe it's our endless negativity about the work-life balancing act - based on a refusal to see our behaviour as an enlightened personal choice rather than a forced sacrifice of self - that's put the fragile Canadian psyche so pathetically out of whack."

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What do you think? Is it a matter of differing priorities? Or do we have the wrong mindset when it comes to work ethic these days?

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