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We're Not the Only Ones! Other Professionals Seek Work Life Balance Too!

It should not come as surprise in this day and age of 24/7 work commitments that lawyers aren't the only ones craving time for their personal lives.

According to a recent survey, work life conflict is common among registered nurses -- 50% of those responding reported chronic interference of work with their home lives, such as being unable to spend the time they wanted with their families. See the full story here.

In a totally different industry, women working in the video game industry also experience frequent work life conflicts. To address this issue, 150 video game professionals recently gathered at a Microsoft facility for Women in Games International's one-day conference, "The Balancing Act: Game Industry Careers and Quality of Life." According to an article in Gamespot News, over the course of several hours, a keynote address, two panels, and several workshops addressed how to keep happy while working in an industry famous for the stresses under which it puts its workers.

Several industries, notably the accounting industry, are years ahead of law firms in terms of addressing work life conflicts (see posts here and here). Others are beginning the struggle. We should seek ideas and innovation wherever we can find it.

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