Balancing career and motherhood: how to avoid burnout?
My friend is a VP at a big bank. Her hours have always been crazy, but she is pressuring herself to take on crazier hours since giving birth. She went back to work two months ago, and she is going in an hour earlier and staying an hour later to make up for her pumping time. No one is forcing her to do this, but she wants to be "taken seriously" at work and does not want other to find excuses to paint her in a bad light. While I admire her for her hard work and grit, I'm also worried that she is burning herself out. I'm not a mother myself, so I'm not sure how to advise her or if I even should! Any thoughts, FGB'ers?