Dear Dr. Mimi:
Lately, I have been working many extra hours to complete a project, and it has been affecting my home life. I have been coming home three to four hours late, causing my family to get upset, and I’ve been missing out on time with my kids. Frankly, I am exhausted. What should I do?
First, check on your own time management to be sure you are maximizing your time at work. If you are, reach out to your manager and let them know the negative impact that these extensive extra hours are having on your family and you. Your management should offer suggestions for improving your work-life balance and/or having others share the workload with you.