Mat Miller in this New York Times Op-Ed column advocates for restructuring jobs to allow more work/life balance. Jobs should be more flexible in order to allow people room and time to realize their passions both inside and outside of work. I really liked his reference to weekends and minimum wage:
Skeptics should recall that everyone once "knew" that a weekend or a minimum wage would spell economic ruin, too.
We’ve made big changes in our work life over the past century, hopefully we can continue the trend. Too many jobs require too much travel, too many weekends and too many evenings.
I’d be happy living off half of my salary, but work wouldn’t be happy with me doing half of my job. I would no longer be on an upward career path.