I work to live, not live to work. I like the fact that generally after work I can forget about it and enjoy my life.
This is important for me, I don't like taking work home with me at all and don't really like talking about work unless I'm there.
The more senior your role gets, the less this is possible unfortunately
Yeah, that's something I've noticed, too and I know I won't mind it up until a certain extent, which is why I'd hate to be at a high level that's always go. I'd be happy to be around the upper-middle level and get a nice salary.
Yeah CEOs of large companies are pretty much working 100% of the time. That doesn't sound very fun.
Being the CEO of a decent sized company is all-engrossing. The company IS your life.
Fuck that in all possible ways.
I've thought about it before. There must be a sweet spot between salary, and % of time spent working.
I think one way to achieve this comes with longevity in a job/role.
Hopefully you can stay there long enough for the pay rises to make it a decent wage after a while, but still be in a decent position at the company so you're not a shit kicker but also not having too much responsibility..