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Entries Tagged as 'Work/Life Balance'

Travel vs. Relocation

July 19th, 2015 · No Comments

This is a topic that has been in mind a lot lately. I recently took a job with company that is based in Chicago. In fact, many companies are opening up offices in the Seattle to take advantage of the technology and E-commerce talents in this area. Because of the time difference, I have been […]

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Job first or location first?

August 10th, 2012 · No Comments

This is a question I have been thinking a lot lately. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a long time. I attended high school and college there. After college I worked in the Silicon Valley for several years. For a long time, like many bay area residents, I felt that bay area […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Work/Life Balance

Do you work to live or live to work?

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

I took my kids to a coffee shop on Sunday afternoon. We were sitting outside the cafe and enjoying the rare sunshine in Seattle. A gentleman in his forties started to play with my kids. Soon we started chatting. This guy has been working like crazy at a start up. In the past year he […]

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How did you guys meet?

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments

"How did you guys meet?" — this is one of the most commonly asked questions we ask couples who are in love. Over the years, I have heard many answers. "We were high school sweethearts. We have known each other since we were thirteen years old." "We were in the same English class during our […]

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Same old, same old

February 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

A few years ago I ran into an acquaintance at the Phoenix Airport. He had been working as a post sales consultant for the same company for several years. I asked him: "How are things going?" He said: "The same old shit, the same old shit". Have you had your own "same old" moment/day/week/month/year/decade?  You […]

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Nanny #6

January 25th, 2010 · No Comments

I received an urgent email from a friend: "We just find out that our nanny is looking around. We need to find a replacement as soon as possible. Please pass any lead you have!" It turned out that the nanny had an interview with another family. But, the family knew my friend and told them […]

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Do you have an identity outside of work?

January 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

A few years ago I attended a seminar taught by a retired executive. He was partner at a major investment bank, served as CEO of a large corporation, and worked in the white house. From a professional standpoint, he was highly successful. Using his own words, "I won the economic game."  However, his son was […]

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Tags: Learning and Growing · Work/Life Balance

How do you combat fatigue at workplace?

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Do you experience fatigue at work? When was the last time you were physically and mentally exhausted at work, and all you wanted to do was to lay down and relax? As I became a parents of two little ones, I started to experience fatigue more often than the past. I have been trying to […]

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Number of kids and Bay Area

January 7th, 2010 · 7 Comments

If you’re married, how many kids have you had so far? Do you plan to have more? If you plan to have kids, how many kids do you plan to have? I lived in the bay area for a long time. Most of my friends and coworkers have one or two kids. Very few of […]

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What are your Minimum Requirements for Happiness?

December 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Is Happiness elusive? Are some people genetically predisposed to be happy while others will never find happiness? What really make you happy? A few years I visited a small town near Chicago. Most of my Silicon Valley friends told me that It would be freezing in the winter.  It’d be boring. After all, it’s the […]

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