If you’re leaving the office at 5 p.m. to spend time with your family and feeling guilty about it, don’t worry — you’re in very good company. Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg says that she is determined to leave work at a reasonable hour to spend time with her family, although she admits she used to worry about what others thought of her departure time. Some people feel it’s necessary to be the first to arrive at work and the last to leave, but it really is not necessary if you utilize good time management skills and get your work done! I love my job, but my family is #1 in my life, how about you?
Sandberg said she used to want to show her coworkers she was working just as hard as them, by getting up early and making sure they saw her e-mails at 5:30 a.m. or late at night. But, she’s more confident now and hopes others feel comfortable going home to see their kids. My motto has and will always be, “work to live, NOT live to work.”
How have you dealt with the guilt that you feel by leaving the office at a normal hour?