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The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line by Nanette Fondas, Joan Blades

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Chapter 1. WORK IS NOT WORKING: The Case for The Custom-Fit Workplace

Anita, David, and Jake have a problem. They are also on the verge of a discovery.

Anita's long day starts at 5:30 AM, when she wakes to get herself ready for work and her two children for school. She drops the kids off at 7:30 and barely makes it to work by 8. She works nonstop all day, frequently eating lunch at her desk. At 5 PM, she leaves to pick up the kids, make dinner, help with their homework (when did fourth grade get so hard?), do laundry, check for messages from teachers and friends, prepare lunch boxes, and put out any fires that start—hurt feelings from bickering kids, a stuffed dog's broken tail, an unusually high electric bill. By the end of the day, after the ...

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