In case you haven’t noticed, I have a section in my sidebar called “Blogs I like.” One of those featured is Work In Progress. Lisa Takeuchi Cullen writes it practically daily. I don’t know her, but I feel for her.
There are phrases like “work/life balance” and “work to live, not live to work” that sound appropriate at certain times. They are mostly used during times of inconvenience. In Lisa’s situation, they are used for compassion.
If you are interested in other work place and HR related blogs then I suggest reading hers – in addition to mine. You might like it.