Often, the longer you are with an organization, the more your responsibilities increase. Get enough responsibility and this means you are now carrying a personal and work phone. And you’re required to be available by phone, text, and email 24/7, which basically means your spouse and family are also available.
This episode with our wives covers a lot of ground. We get their opinions on whether we see ourselves as we are, or do we see ourselves as we want to be? We talk at length about how work impacts the home in ways that only our spouses might perceive. Not just stress or bad calls that we bring home with us, but how our decisions at work affect them. Did you ask your spouse before you put in for that promotion? For that new station assignment? Have you considered how it will affect him/her?