Julie C. works in Kansas in the central United States. She is a program manager for a large global corporation and she keeps a more flexible schedule to make sure she can take time away from work.
“I tend to work the hours that are required for my job, and a lot of the people I work with are on the East coast of the US or in Europe or Asia. My day often starts early–it’s not unusual to have 6:30 or 7:00 AM calls–and I often come back to work after the kids are in bed. I work some hours on the weekends, too. That sounds horrible, but I feel very compensated by the fact that if I’m not busy, I can go get my hair cut during the day, or run errands, or whatever. My work/life balance is pretty excellent.”