A Life Line: Our Most Important Work Happens Outside the Cube


A Life Line: Our Most Important Work Happens Outside the Cube

helpWhen our companies give us flexible work schedules, we can be available when life calls us to do our most important work.

If this Life Line, I reflect on our life's most important work, which happens outside the cube. You can read more about my thoughts on Yahoo's decision to require workers to report to an office here.

What do you think? Please share your experiences in our comments section, below.


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Hi Tandy--I'm so glad you enjoyed the video. Funny how we find a perspective when we face a challenging time. It's how we really understand our life's work. :)


I agree with you 100%. Three years ago my husband lost his job from TEVES for miss to many days. Now he is a Full Time Bus Driver. He went from $2300 dollars every two works and now he makes $900 a month. They did not want to hear why he missed and I kept all the papers on file and they did not want to see them. \r\n\r\nThe one thing that made me fall for him is how he treated his parents and his daughter. We been taking care of his parents sents 1996 until now. We been married sents 1992. \r\n\r\nWe took care of our kids and we were always on the road. Never got a break when our kids were growing up. Now We still don't get a break from driving. Every two weeks we are running to the hospital at UVA or Culpeper Regional. \r\n\r\nNow it has been a hard road these past weeks. Not even that the Culpeper doctor said we might need to think about Hospice and then say he did not say it. My father-in-law Primary Doctor said that we might what to think about the Quailty of Life. \r\n\r\nOH LORD HELP ME.


Lifeline - The day that my mom's doctor told me that she was suffering from early stages of Binswanger disease which is a form of small vessel vascular dementia, I had focused my entire life in taking care of her 24/7 but then I discovered that I could not emotionally or physically handle the day-to-day responsiblities. \r\n\r\nI decided to apply for a inside sales and marketing job in the Bay Area. In two weeks I discovered a small manufacturer in Berkeley...after three interviews I was hired that Wednesday and to report the following Monday. Saturday my mom fell down and broke her hip. I immediately informed my new employer of my situation and told them that I wanted that job badly but I had to take care of Mom. My new employers told me not to worry \"Andrew take care of your Mom...your job will here when you're ready.\" \r\n\r\nI cried after this conversation with the owner of the company. I worked two years with this company during the day with the help of a staff of caregivers and took care of her at night by myself. As a employee, I was extremely successful in building a pipeline of new retail stores, developed a drop ship program for online stores and develop successful new programs for establish retailers.\r\n\r\nThe company's lifeline to me will always be remembered...this is CareGiverGuy!