Since the original work/life balance post, I've gotten a lot of email.
One person told me how her boss was not pleased that folks were 'forced' to not work on Good Friday. Another told me how his boss was shocked that a fellow on his team actually took parental leave.
Most (not all) of the stories reflected the struggle folks feel they have in convincing management that one should be allowed to do the bare minimum in keeping health/family/friends/outside activities going.
That's sad. There is so much education, publicity and wellness workplace programs that one would think we'd progressed.
Mentors - are you addressing/discussing this issue with your mentorees? Where is it on your/their agenda?