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I love my new client side job. But the west coast based team is not considerate of my time zone. I’ve been here four weeks with no improvement despite being vocal about it (within reason). My manager works non stop so I am sympathetic to that. But it often means I go days without seeing my young kids after school. Any suggestions?

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Huge DNS blocks on your calendar and straight up decline after hours meetings. You have to set your own boundaries. I work with 5 different time zones and while occasionally I need to take an early or late meeting, most people respect our working hours.

This! Setting boundaries at work is so hard but no one will do it for you. Good luck op!

I work with a west coast based team and block my calendar from 5:30-7:30pm my time as “family time- urgent meetings only”. So far it’s worked, I’ve only had 1 7pm meeting for something very urgent. I’ll add that my boss encouraged me to do that.

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