By Guest Blogger Mary Schmidt, Marketing Troubleshooter
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, recently admitted that she leaves work at 5:30. And has been doing so ever since her children were born.
I walk out of this office every day at 5:30 so I'm home for dinner with my kids at 6:00, and interestingly, I've been doing that since I had kids. I did that when I was at Google, I did that here, and I would say it's not until the last year, two years, that I'm brave enough to talk about it publicly. Now I certainly wouldn't lie, but I wasn't running around giving speeches on it.
If she can do it, why can't everyone else? Yes, yes, I know. She's a COO. She's a major power player. (And, I do wonder what time her assistant leaves...)
Some people have to appear to be working killer hours. Some actually do work killer hours. But, then again...the key word here is "work."
Are you busy...or producing results? There's a difference.
P.S. Having kids shouldn't be the sole reason for leaving at a sane hour. Having a life should be the only reason needed.