Saturday, October 20, 2012
Work And Life Enmeshed
So my friends and family have become used to me walking around with a mobile phone attached to my ear. I accept the fact the I'm never really free (unless I leave the country). Vacations, weddings and even the children's party today got interrupted. Between choruses of Happy Birthday I was hashing out a case of chest pain with a frightened octogenarian.
Younger physicians talk of work life balance. For me, the seams have thoroughly faded. Work and life enmesh. I never leave the house without my mobile phone and car charger. I rarely consume more than one alcoholic beverage at a time lest I receive an important page.
I'm present in my spouses and kids life. I go to every parent teacher conference. I rarely miss a family dinner. But we all are aware of the mobile leash that binds me to my non filial responsibilities.
My job has become my life's work.
I'm not sure how else to fulfill the covenant I've agreed to.
Posted by Jordan Grumet at 6:48 PM