In our increasingly connected, always-on world, the line between work and home life has become more and more blurred.
Some people like it that way; for others, it can be exhausting and overwhelming. No matter which side you come down on, though, it’s still a tough choice: Should you pursue a career or position that has loads of opportunity but requires you to work or at least be available after-hours? Or should you choose one that allows you to check out after the workday ends, but likely pays less and offers fewer chances for advancement?
For Seattle resident Jenn Farber Dohy, the decision was easy. Before she took a position as a barista at Starbucks, Farber had worked in jobs ranging from selling restaurant supplies and medical devices, to social work. All those jobs had one thing in common: no quitting time. They all came home with her at the end of the day in some way, whether it was catching up on emails or following up on an ailing patient.