From Publishers Weekly
Work is no longer necessarily a nine-to-five proposition: "Those external, company-mandated boundaries between your life and work disappeared; yet nothing replaced them," Yost writes. In this volume, the author argues that, in order to maintain a life outside work, one must think creatively and establish personal boundarieswhat she calls the work+life fit. In this information-packed volume, she explains how to do it. Illustrating each point with stories of real people who found a good work and life fit, Yost takes readers through the process of seeing the possibilities for a creating non-standard work schedule, asking for what they want, getting to yes with the professional powers-that-be, and practical, logistical tips for making a program that works for them. Its a goal-oriented book: each chapter has a clearly defined objective, such as "to ensure that your work+life fit is compatible with the tasks and responsibilities of your job, your workload and scheduling." With Americans working harder and longer today than they did 20 years ago, many readers may appreciate this scheduling guide, which is as much pro-business as it is pro-personal life.
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"(Yost) offers guidance to employees for taking the initiative in developing and negotiating work/life arrangements tailored to their needs..." -- Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2004
"Yost approaches this issue from a pro-business perspective, [and] Work+Life gets points for comprehensiveness, guiding readers step by step..." -- Washington Post, March 30,2004