I shouldn’t feel guilty for not being willing to work though my evenings and weekends.
… not that anyone is consciously trying to make me feel guilty about it. But when my officemate comes in and starts talking about how she worked at home all weekend and still doesn’t feel like she’s caught up, I cringe. There’s a part of me that’s like “she’s got two kids and still worked at home, what did you do this weekend?” And I have to keep reminding myself that I don’t get PAID to work more than 40 hours a week, I don’t get paid ENOUGH to give them any more of my time, and the fact that I have too much work to get done over the course of 40 hours is not my fault, and should not be my responsibility.
I am not selfish for keeping my free time. It’s MINE. They don’t pay me for it.