Issue Date: July 25, 2016
Re: Work-life balance
Elizabeth Herndon, a geochemistry professor at Kent State University and elite runner, sparked discussion online with her Perspectives column on how to juggle a busy schedule (C&EN, July 4, page 30).
This is the best article about work-life balance I have read. Professor Herndon’s advice is sensible, practical, to the point, without the screaming or self-pitying often encountered in the pop culture.
Margaret M. Wu via C&EN’s website
This article provides great insight for new graduate students. However, in no way does this reflect the situation for nonacademic chemists who are confined to working hours on a regular schedule. In most cases, their management won’t even entertain a flexible work schedule despite the evidence that suggests greater employee productivity.
Britain Bruner via Facebook
I totally agree that setting boundaries around how you spend your time is vital, though letting go of others’ demands on your time is quite tricky.
Justin Weaver via Facebook
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