Topic: We need to stop glamourizing overworking ourselves!

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We need to stop glamourizing overworking ourselves! The ABSENCE of sleep, healthy diet, relaxation, time with family & friends, is not alright! It seems to me that employers expect more & more from employees & give less & less! STOP IT!! Say NO! We need to maintain a HEALTHY BALANCE in our lives. Burnout is NOT a badge of honor! #lifebalance #breathe
 
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Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Tina Moore
Corporate America would replace us in minutes. Why give until our well is dry??
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Carolina Jimenez
That’s why I recently left the apartment community! Loved my job but it was getting too overwhelming plus no family time.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Ariel Renee
The country as a whole is burnt out. Hence the labor shortages. Exhausted leaders will lead exhausted teams. It’s a recipe for disaster.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Casey Nicole
I love this 10000 times over!
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Michelle Cornelison-Cruz
This could not be more true! Work to live. Not live to work. Life is so short and there's so much more than your career. This...coming from someone who absolutely loves her job and loves this industry! You must find balance. The better you are in your personal life, the better you'll be at work.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Deb Palmer
Well said. I love my job too. I am always so grateful that I love what I do and that I fell into this industry. Never boring, always challenged and always learning. That being said, you do have to have balance. You’re working for your family but trust me they would rather have you home.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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'Work to live. Not live to work.' IMPORTANT words!!
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Tresa Simmonds
Absolutely agree. I learned the hard way
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Rikita Mohamed
So true. I worked day in and out. I was also pregnant during the pandemic just to get fired for high turn over when the entire country is experiencing record breaking quit rates. Exhausting and infuriating.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Deb Palmer
So true! When our property went through some major renovations about 10 years ago, I was pulling all nighters! Soooo wrong! My grandson cured me of being a workaholic!  My health was a mess back then. Awesome message. Don’t just read it you amazing people in this industry, live it!

My daughter and grandson lived with me for 2 years so I ran home to him every day! Cured!
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Karen Bullock
I have cancelled my vacation several times this year. Vacation is on the horizon!!  but, I love what I do!!
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Ashley Eva
Yep. I take my lunch now, OUT of the office
And my vacations
Life is too short to spend it eating garbage at my desk to get a report done
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Amanda Grissom
I agree
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Kathy Winfrey Chaney
Burnout is a real thing. But every single day, there is something that must be done. It cant wait. Invoices, payroll, financials, notices, vacancy, delinquents, renewals, make readies, leasing, marketing, social media, rent, budgets. It's never ending. And before you know it, there is 6 weeks left and the year is over.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Deb Palmer
 …when everyone is enjoying the end of summer, we are looking at snow contracts which then reminds you Christmas is tomorrow. Lmao!
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Kathy Winfrey Chaney
 I always take thanksgiving week "off". Next week, my "week off " consists of maybe 1/2 day off Monday, all day Tuesday, a few hours Wednesday (if close out goes smoothly) Thursday and friday are holidays. So 2 days vacation. I get 4 weeks vacation a year, I've taken a grand total of about 6 days this year.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Deb Palmer
Oh man oh man. There is still time! Take more time off. You’re entitled by law to do so. DO IT. This industry is amazing and HARD on us. It took me until I was 50 to go home at a reasonable hour.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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I agree with you, there is always something that needs to be done!! And what doesn't get done today will be added to tomorrows work load. Whit more and more technology, the onsite staff has more and more to do. We must make a conscious effort to balance our time at work with our personal lives.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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I did it for years, my whole personal life was consumed and I never felt like I was doing a good enough job.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Krista Kizlik
I just quit my job over this.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Kim Caldwell
Too true! We have lost the ability to have balance.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Laura Ryan
So very true! It’s the sole reason I stepped away from multifamily operations to open a virtual wellness studio for multifamily professionals. My mission is a happier and healthier multifamily family
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Linda Villalobos
This is precisely why I left this business. The owners want blood and souls! It’s never enough! You give your all and that’s not enough. I’m done.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Rebecca Ross Gilinsky
Preach Gerry! There is always going to be something - it doesn’t matter what industry or job you have. The only person you can change is yourself and how you want to respond. My mantra these days is I work to live not live to work.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Dakota Massey
I have been feeling this in my soul here lately. Take your time off, and learn to disconnect.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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Heather Blume
Burnout has a cause. Often, this cause is understaffing our properties, which means that we don't have to put people through this burnout. We can fix 80% of the cases of burnout that we see, just with proper staffing and attention to mental health in our companies.
Posted 1 year 3 days ago
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I completely agree with you!
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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Carolina, I am sorry you left our industry, however, I am so pleased that you followed your heart and put YOUR wellbeing FIRST!
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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I agree, Ariel!! What can we do to change this trend?
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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I love that ~~ 'Work to live. Not live to work.'!!!
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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Take care of YOURSELF, Casey!
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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I agree Deb!
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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Sometimes we do learn the hard way!! As long as we learn it ~~ that is the most important thing!!
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago
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I am so sorry, Rikita!
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago