Setting boundaries for family time is key. I was asked to take a two-week trip to Asia when my daughter was four weeks old; when I came back, she was six weeks old and didn't recognize me anymore. I went to work the next day and told my boss, “You can fire me or demote me, but I'm not taking a trip that's longer than two days for another year.” And he said, "Okay, we'll figure it out."
When I left the service, one of the things that I heard an old Sergeant major say was that I could now start to put my family first. So I made a commitment that whenever my wife or my son calls, I answer, because nobody is going to die based on whether or not I answer the phone anymore.
Yes, that's what's best for employees.71%
No, that would disrupt business.28%