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Discussion on: Finding your own work/life balance and why I choose to pay someone to clean my house

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Alvin Crespo

Say no more often.

This has been the most helpful advice I received early on in my career. People won't like it, but that's too bad.

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Some people won't like it, but some will. I've know managers that will use it as a test, they'll throw work at you to find your breaking point. Because at a certain point in your career, you NEED to know your limit and how to vocalize that.

It's not a good practice, granted, but it does happen in the real world.

Learning to say "no" is a great way to designate your boundaries and limitations.

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Alvin Crespo

Yeah, I've had managers do that to me early on in my career. As a manager now, I would never do that to someone. It's a managers responsibility to uphold best practices.

you NEED to know your limit and how to vocalize that.

Very true! 👍