Another day, another study:
A survey conducted on the issue by Catalyst, a legal services consulting firm based in Toronto, found that roughly 50 per cent of lawyers reported work/life conflict and more than 60 per cent said they had difficulty managing the demands of work and family life. “This is more than double the rate at which the average Canadian worker reports the demands faced at work make it difficult to satisfy non-work responsibilities,” the report stated.
More than double the rate? Our profession attracts type-A personalities. Perhaps that’s part of the explanation for why we have trouble juggling: we want it all. The article goes on with more stats about women leaving the profession, but let’s not get into it today. I don’t want to feel depressed!