There is a Joe Biden work-life balance memo that is trending on twitter. It is a note that he sent out to his staffers in 2014 before Thanksgiving.
What is interesting about this memo? It is the show of care. The desire that those who work with him then should have a work-life that balance family commitment with work demands.
Dan Barker shared the memo on Twitter, and he urged that it be read in full. Adding that the politician’s personal losses may have pushed him into writing the note to his staffers. Mr Biden’s son Beau, died from cancer. Likewise, his first wife Neilia and infant daughter Naomi sadly passed away in a car crash in 1972.
Go through the content of the memo below.
“To My Wonderful Staff,” the letter begins.
“I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect nor do I want any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work.
Family obligations include but are not limited to family birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any religious ceremonies such as first communions and bar mitzvahs, graduations, and times of need such as illness or a loss in the family.
This is very important to me. In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly.
This has been an unwritten rule since my days in the Senate.
Thank you all for the hard work.”
Joe Biden Work-Life Balance Life Lessons
The mirror shared some responses on twitter to the memo. The Joe Biden work-life balance memo to his staff should be another wake up call to bosses who still see the relationship between work and life differently. It is more important to those leaders who believe that the only relationship they can or should have with their staffers, is how to meet the bottom line. Or how they can ‘use’ people to achieve their personal ambition.
No! There is a better way.
He continues, “our work-life and our personal life are two very important pillars. While work allows us to earn a living to fulfill our essential needs, our personal life brings us peace, happiness, and intangible fulfillment. Work is an essential part of our daily lives. Concurrently, we must always remember to reserve time for ourselves, our family, and our friends. Our personal development and personal relationships are just as necessary as our career growth.”
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