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Work-Family Conflict is Not the Problem. Overwork Is.

Robin J. Ely | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robin J. Ely

A person must continually re-subscribe to the work-family narrative -- and to the illusion of wholeness it provides -- in order to block out any feelings of being denied the basic human need for a life infused with both work and love.

Working 9-5: An Anachronism to End or Embrace?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Dr. Layla McCay

For many jobs, there is no real imperative for people to conduct their work during certain, specific hours, in certain, specific places. In fact, with more people working across time zones and our infatuation with emails, increased flexibility probably helps people do their jobs better.

Shrinking Hours, Cut Overtime Are Stealth Forces Driving Down Economy

New York Times | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not long ago, overtime was a regular feature at the Ludowici Roof Tile factory in eastern Ohio. Not anymore. With orders scarce and crates of unsold t...