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TEDxSydney – Nigel Marsh – Work Life Balance is an Ongoing Battle

Translator: Nelia Losada
Reviewer: Diba Szamosi Wasn’t Bred fantastic? I thought that was just really terrific, but it has left me feeling slightly technologically challenged, because I haven’t got any satellite videos. (Laughter) Truth to be told, I haven’t got any slides either. What I thought I would do is I would start with a simple request. I’d like all of you to pause for a moment, you wretched weaklings, and take stock of your miserable existence. (Laughter) That was the advice that Saint Benedict gave his rather startled followers in the fifth century. It was the advice that I decided to follow myself when I turned 40. Up until that moment, I had been a classic corporate warrior. I was eating too much,
I was drinking too much, I was working too hard and I was neglecting my family. And I decided that I would try
and turn my life around. In particular, I decided I would try to address the thorny issue of work-life balance. So, I stepped back from the workforce and I spent a year at home with my wife and four young children. But all I learnt about work-life balance
from that year was that I found it quite easy
to balance work and life when I didn’t have any work. (Laughter) Not a very useful skill, especially when the money runs out. So I went back to work and I have spent these seven years since struggling with, studying and writing about work-life balance. I have four observations
I would like to share with you today. The first is, if society
is to make any progress on this issue, we need a honest debate. But the trouble is so many people talk so much rubbish about work-life balance. All the discussions about flexi-time or dress-down Fridays or paternity leave only serve to mask the core issue, which is that certain job and career choices are fundamentally incompatible with being meaningfully engaged on a day-to-day basis with a young family. The first step in solving any problem is acknowledging the reality
of the situation you’re in. And the reality of the society that we are in is there are thousands and thousands
of people out there leading lives of quiet,
screaming desperation where they work long,
hard hours at jobs they hate, to enable them to buy things
they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like. (Laughter) (Applause) It is my contention that going to work
on a Friday in jeans and T-shirt isn’t really getting into the nub of the issue. (Laughter) (Applause) The second observation I’d like to make is really to face the truth that governments and corporations aren’t going to solve this issue for us. We should stop looking outside. It is up to us as individuals to take control and responsibility
for the type of lives that we want to lead. If you don’t design your life,
someone else will design it for you, and you may just not like
their idea of balance. It is particularly important — this isn’t in the World Wide Web, is it?
I am about to get fired. It is particularly important
that you never put the quality of your life in the hands of a commercial corporation. I am not talking here just about
the bad companies, the ‘abattoirs of the human soul’ as I call them, (Laughter) I am talking about all companies, because commercial companies
are inherently desgined to get as much out of you as they can get away with. It’s in their nature, it’s in their DNA,
it’s what they do even the good,
well-intentioned companies. On the one hand, putting childcare facilities
in the workplace is wonderful and enlightened. On the other hand,
it is a nightmare that just means you spend more time at the bloody office. We have to be responsible
for setting and enforcing the boundaries that we want in our life. The third observation is we have to be careful with the time frame that we choose
upon which to judge our balance. Before I went back to work
after my year at home, I sat down and I wrote out a detailed, step-by-step description of the ideal balanced day that I aspired to. And it went like this: Wake up well rested
after a good night’s sleep. Have sex. (Laughter) Walk the dog. Have breakfast with my wife and children. Have sex again. (Laughter) Drive the kids to school
on the way to the office. Do three hours’ work. Play sport with a friend at lunchtime. Do another three hours’ work. Meet some mates in the pub
for an early evening drink. Drive home for dinner with my wife and kids. Meditate for half an hour. Have sex. Walk the dog. Have sex again. (Laughter) Go to bed. (Applause) How often do you think I have that day? (Laughter) We need to be realistic. You can’t do it all in one day. We need to elongate the time frame upon which we judge the balance in our life but we need to elongate it
without falling into the trap of the “I’ll have a life when I retire,
when my kids have left home, when my wife has divorced me,
my health is failing, I have got no mates or interests left.” (Laughter) A day is too short,
“after a retire” is too long. It has got to be a middle way. The fourth observation: we need to approach balance
in a balanced way. A friend came to see me last year — she doesn’t mind me telling the story. A friend came to see me last year and said “Nigel, I’ve read your book and I have realised my life
is completely out of balance. It is totally dominated by work. I work 10 hours a day,
I commute 2 hours a day. All my relationships have failed. There is nothing in my life
apart from my work. So I have decided to get a grip and sort it out. So I have joined the gym.” (Laughter) Now, I don’t mean to mock but being a fit,
ten-hour-a-day office rat isn’t more balanced, it is more fit. (Laughter) Lovely though physical exercise may be,
there are other parts to life. There is the intellectual side,
there is the emotional side, there is the spiritual side. And to be balanced, I believe
we have to attend to all of those areas. Not just do 50 stomach crunches. That can be daunting,
because people say “Bloody hell, mate,
I haven’t got time to get fit and you want me to go to church
and call my mother.” And I understand, I truly understand
how that can be daunting. But an incident that happened
a couple of years ago gave me a new perspective. My wife, who is somewhere
in the audience today, called me up at the office and said “Nigel, you need to pick our youngest son up,
Harry, from school.” She had to be somewhere else
with the other three children for that evening. So I left work an hour early that afternoon and picked Harry up at the school gates. We walked down to the local park, messed around on the swings,
played some silly games. I then walked him up the hill to the local café and we shared a pizza for tea. Then, walked down the hill to our home and I gave him a bath and put him
in his Batman pijamas. I then read him a chapter of Roald Dahl’s
James and the Giant Peach”. I then put him to bed, tucked him in, gave him a kiss on his forehead
and said “Goodnight, mate.” And walked out of his bedroom. As I was walking out of his bedroom, he said, “Dad?”,
I went “Yes, mate?” he went,
“Dad, this has been the best day of my life. Ever.” I hadn’t done anything. I hadn’t taken him to Disney World
or bought him a Playstation. Now, my point is the small things matter. Being more balanced doesn’t mean
dramatic upheaval in your life. With the smallest investment
in the right places you can radically transform
the quality of your relationships and the quality of your life. Moreover, I think it can transform society because if enough people do it, we can change
society’s definition of success away from the moronically simplistic notion that the person with the most money
when he dies wins, to a more thoughtful
and balanced definition of what a life well-lived looks like. And that, I think,
is an idea worth spreading. (Applause)

The Right to Equal Pay for Equal Work

President Kennedy:
I must say I am
a strong believer in equal pay for equal work, and I think that we ought to
do better than we’re doing. Tina Tchen:
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy
signed the Equal Pay Act, a milestone piece of legislation that made it the law of
the land that men and women receive equal pay
for equal work. However, 50 years later, the
average full-time working woman is still earning 77 cents to
every dollar earned by a man, and the gap is significantly
more for women of color. This means even though
women make up nearly half the workforce and increasingly
are the primary breadwinners, they are, on average, bringing
home 23 percent less than men. So we still have work to do. Jacqueline Berrien:
Almost half of the workforce today are women,
and we know that what happens for nearly half of the workforce has a profound effect
not only on the workforce, but on the lives of women
and children and families across the entire nation. Patricia Shiu:
Being able to get a good job and being paid fairly
is a really important right for both men and for women. That money is necessary
to raise a family, and it makes a huge difference in terms of how
that family is raised, what kind of food
you put on the table, what kind of colleges their
kids may be able to go to, if they go to college at all. It’s a huge difference. The President:
Signing this bill today is to send a clear message that making our economy work means making sure
it works for everybody, that there are no second-class
citizens in our workplaces, and that it’s not
just unfair and illegal; it’s bad for business
to pay somebody less because of their gender
or their age or their race or their ethnicity,
religion, or disability. We’re going to crack down on
violations of equal pay laws so that women get equal pay
for an equal day’s work. Tina Tchen:
From signing the
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to establishing
the Equal Pay Task Force, from day one President Obama
has been committed to making sure
he does his part. As part of that Task Force, we launched the
Equal Pay App Challenge to find innovative ways
to bridge the gap. This challenge
inspired innovators to build notable applications, including Close the Wage Gap,
Acquitas, and Narrow the Gap. Another app, OES Data Explorer, is fueled by open government
data from across the country. These apps will help women
get better information to compare their wages and
negotiate fair salaries. In the words of President Obama,
if we stay focused, we can close the pay gap and ensure that our daughters
have the same rights, the same chances, and the same
freedom to pursue their dreams as our sons.

Work places – Elementary

Right now I’m an intern. I’m working at a large publishing company for ten weeks. I’m head of advertising production. My job is a production editor. I work as book specialist at Black Rose Bookshop in Oxford. My job is a teacher so I’m a secondary school teacher in a town called ‘Stanley’ in Hong Kong Chemistry is my main topic. A little bit of physics a little bit of biology
sometimes comes in. It’s a publishing company so they make textbooks and also books that people read in their free time It’s a large U.K newspaper organization. I work for a large global publishing company. It’s a book seller. So, it’s a school. It’s an interesting school in Hong Kong. It’s a school that local Hong Kongers go to. It’s based on an English public school. A little bit of Harry Porter combined with
a lot of China. My work place is an office. and it’s an open plan office so there are
many people in one room sharing desks. Sometimes it’s noisy but I like to talk to
my co workers. it’s a very nice environment. It’s an open plan office. Very peaceful. Very quiet. Very technical with computers and printers
and everything we need to do our job. I work in a busy open plan office in the center
of town and there are about forty other employees in my department and there is quite a lot
of chatter, lots of phones ringing. So I work within a shop but at a desk so it
has a slightly office feel but it’s nice to be surrounded by books. It’s a quite a beautiful campus right by the
ocean looking over the south China sea on a hill It’s a very very pretty campus. The school is quite old in the Hong Kong terms
over a hundred years old and good history, good traditions. And my colleagues are fun to work with

Korean Streamer Tries Working At A Pharmacy! – Part-Time Job!

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How to turn off work thoughts during your free time | Guy Winch

Translator: Ivana Korom
Reviewer: Krystian Aparta I wanted to be a psychologist
since I was a teenager, and I spent years pursuing that one goal. I opened my private practice
as soon as I was licensed. It was a risky move, not getting a day job
at a hospital or a clinic, but within one year,
my practice was doing quite well and I was making more money
than I ever made before. Of course, I was a full-time
student my entire life. (Laughter) I could have worked at McDonald’s and made more money
than I ever made before. That one-year mark
came on a Friday night in July. I walked home to my apartment and got into the elevator with a neighbor
who was a doctor in the ER. The elevator rose, then it shuddered
and stalled between floors. And the man who dealt
with emergencies for a living began poking at the buttons
and banging on the door, saying, “This is my nightmare,
this is my nightmare!” And I was like,
“And this is my nightmare.” (Laughter) I felt terrible afterwards, though. Because I wasn’t panicked and I knew what to say to calm him down. I was just too depleted to do it, I had nothing left to give,
and that confused me. After all, I was finally living my dream, so why wasn’t I happy? Why did I feel so burned out? For a few terrible weeks, I questioned whether I’d made a mistake. What if I had chosen the wrong profession? What if I had spent my entire life
pursuing the wrong career? But then I realized, no,
I still loved psychology. The problem wasn’t the work
I did in my office. It was the hours I spent
ruminating about work when I was home. I closed the door
to my office every night, but the door in my head remained wide-open and the stress just flooded in. That’s the interesting thing
about work stress. We don’t really experience
much of it at work. We’re too busy. We experience it outside of work, when we are commuting, when we’re home, when we’re trying to rejuvenate. It is important to recover
in our spare time, to de-stress and do things we enjoy, and the biggest obstruction
we face in that regard is ruminating. Because each time we do it, we’re actually activating
our stress response. Now, to ruminate means to chew over. The word refers
to how cows digest their food. For those of you unfamiliar
with the joys of cow digestion, cows chew, then they swallow, then they regurgitate it back up
and chew it again. (Laughter) It’s disgusting. (Laughter) But it works for cows. (Laughter) It does not work for humans. Because what we chew over
are the upsetting things, the distressing things, and we do it in ways
that are entirely unproductive. It’s the hours we spend
obsessing about tasks we didn’t complete or stewing about tensions
with a colleague, or anxiously worrying about the future, or second-guessing decisions we’ve made. Now there’s a lot of research
on how we think about work when we are not at work, and the findings are quite alarming. Ruminating about work, replaying the same thoughts and worries
over and over again, significantly disrupts our ability
to recover and recharge in the off hours. The more we ruminate about work
when we’re home, the more likely we are
to experience sleep disturbances, to eat unhealthier foods and to have worse moods. It may even increase our risk
of cardiovascular disease and of impairing
our executive functioning, the very skill sets we need
to do our jobs well. Not to mention the toll it takes
on our relationships and family lives, because people around us can tell
we’re checked out and preoccupied. Now, those same studies found that while ruminating
about work when we’re home damages our emotional well-being, thinking about work in creative
or problem-solving ways does not. Because those kinds of thinking
do not elicit emotional distress and, more importantly,
they’re in our control. We can decide whether
to respond to an email or leave it till morning, or whether we want to brainstorm
about work projects that excite us. But ruminations are involuntary. They’re intrusive. They pop into our head
when we don’t want them to. They upset us when
we don’t want to be upset. They switch us on
when we are trying to switch off. And they are very difficult to resist, because thinking of all
our unfinished tasks feels urgent. Anxiously worrying about the future
feels compelling. Ruminating always feels
like we’re doing something important, when in fact, we’re doing
something harmful. And we all do it far more than we realize. Back when I was burned out, I decided to keep a journal for a week and document exactly how much time
I spent ruminating. And I was horrified by the results. It was over 30 minutes a night
when I was trying to fall asleep. My entire commute,
to and from my office — that was 45 minutes a day. Totally checked out for 20 minutes during the dinner party
at a colleague’s house. Never got invited there again. (Laughter) And 90 minutes during
a friend’s “talent show” that, coincidentally, was 90 minutes long. (Laughter) In total, that week,
it was almost 14 hours. That’s how much “downtime” I was losing to something that actually
increased my stress. Try keeping a journal for one week. See how much you do it. That’s what made me realize
that I still loved my work. But ruminating was destroying that love and it was destroying
my personal life, too. So I read every study I could find, and I went to war against my ruminations. Now, habit change is hard. It took real diligence to catch myself
ruminating each time, and real consistency
to make the new habits stick. But eventually, they did. I won my war against ruminating, and I’m here to tell you
how you can win yours. First, you need clear guardrails. You have to define
when you switch off every night, when you stop working. And you have to be strict about it. The rule I made to myself at the time
was that I was done at 8pm. And I forced myself to stick to it. Now people say to me, “Really? You didn’t return
a single email after 8pm? You didn’t even look at your phone?” No, not once. Because it was the ’90s,
we didn’t have smartphones. (Laughter) I got my first smartphone in 2007. You know, the iPhone had just come out, and I wanted a phone
that was cool and hip. I got a BlackBerry. (Laughter) I was excited, though, you know, my first thought was,
“I get my emails wherever I am.” And 24 hours later, I was like, “I get my emails
wherever I am.” (Laughter) I mean, battling ruminations
was hard enough when they just invaded our thoughts. But now they have this Trojan horse, our phones, to hide within. And each time we just look
at our phone after hours, we can be reminded of work and ruminative thoughts can slip out and slaughter our evening or weekend. So, when you switch off, switch off your email notifications. And if you have to check them,
decide on when to do it, so it doesn’t interfere with your plans, and do it only then. Cell phones aren’t the only way
technology is empowering rumination, because we have
an even bigger fight coming. Telecommuting has increased
115 percent over the past decade. And it’s expected to increase
even more dramatically going forward. More and more of us
are losing our physical boundary between work and home. And that means that reminders of work will be able to trigger ruminations
from anywhere in our home. When we lack a physical boundary
between work and home, we have to create a psychological one. We have to trick our mind into defining work and nonwork
times and spaces. So here’s how you do that. First, create a defined
work zone in your home, even if it’s tiny, and try to work only there. Try not to work on the living room couch or on the bed because really, those areas
should be associated with living and … bedding. (Laughter) Next, when you’re working from home, wear clothes you only wear
when you’re working. And then at the end of the day, change clothes, and use music and lighting
to shift the atmosphere from work to home. Make it a ritual. Now, some of you might think that’s silly. That changing clothes and lighting will convince my mind
I’m no longer at work. Trust me, your mind will fall for it. Because we are really smart,
our mind is really stupid. (Laughter) It falls for random associations
all the time, right? I mean, that’s why Pavlov’s dog
began drooling at the sound of a bell. And why TED speakers begin sweating
at the sight of a red circle. (Laughter) Now those things will help, but ruminations will still invade. And when they do, you have to convert them into productive forms of thinking,
like problem-solving. My patient Sally is a good example. Sally was given
the promotion of a lifetime, but it came with a price. She was no longer able
to pick up her daughter from school every day, and that broke her heart. So she came up with a plan. Every Tuesday and Thursday,
Sally left work early, picked up her daughter from school, played with her, fed her,
bathed her and put her to bed. And then she went back to the office and worked past midnight to catch up. Only, Sally’s rumination journal indicated she spent almost every minute
of her quality time with her daughter ruminating about how much
work she had to do. Ruminations often deny us
our most precious moments. Sally’s rumination,
“I have so much work to do,” is a very common one. And like all of them, it’s useless and it’s harmful, because we’d never think it
when we’re at work, getting stuff done. We think it when we’re outside of work, when we’re trying to relax
or do things that we find meaningful, like playing with our children, or having a date night with our partner. To convert a ruminative thought
into a productive one, you have to pose it
as a problem to be solved. The problem-solving version
of “I have so much work to do” is a scheduling question. Like, “Where in my schedule can I fit
the tasks that are troubling me?” Or, “What can I move in my schedule
to make room for this more urgent thing?” Or even, “When do I have 15 minutes
to go over my schedule?” All those are problems that can be solved. “I have so much work to do” is not. Battling rumination is hard, but if you stick to your guardrails, if you ritualize the transition
from work to home, and if you train yourself
to convert ruminations into productive forms of thinking, you will succeed. Banishing ruminations
truly enhanced my personal life, but what it enhanced even more was the joy and satisfaction
I get from my work. Ground zero for creating
a healthy work-life balance is not in the real world. It’s in our head. It’s with ruminating. If you want to reduce your stress
and improve your quality of life, you don’t necessarily have to change
your hours or your job. You just have to change how you think. Thank you. (Applause)

Online sex work in the 21st century – trailer

The work that I do is fantastic, I absolutely
adore, I adore any human being to be fair. I think I am just another self employed person,
the only slight difference is I have sex and flirt for money. I think when people have a perception of sex
work they think that we have sex incessantly. Since it has come off the streets different
people from different walks of life are doing it. Digital technology is imperative in my work. It is very important for me to protect my
identity because I don’t want my family and my friends to find out what I am working.