Is there such a thing as work-life balance for salesforce admins in the tech industry?

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Your job is to build enough process and automation to create your work life balance

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Exactly

…is this a joke?

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What if you don’t have enough autonomy and you aren’t a decision maker. None stop fires and endless technical debt issues

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Yeah just get another offer to propose along with your proposal for how to tackle everything. Pretty easy at that point lol

Reading through the comments to your question, I'm reminded that work-life balance. Or, life-work balance, as I sometimes like to label it, is a constant WIP and differs from one person to the next.

We all approach life-work balance in our own way with varying degrees of success. No one has the perfect solution.

It's like any other "healthy lifestyle" dynamic like staying active, eating well, or getting enough rest.

I believe healthy lifestyle goals should look more like systems or regimens we work at every day; a constant WIP :)

Good luck--you've got this!

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Salesforce admin is a reasonably easy job to be completely honest. If you don’t have WLB then you’re doing something wrong

Every job has fires. The day to day of an admin is infinitely easier. I would know…

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Interesting prospectives. It sounds like you either have to work for a very large or a consulting company to achieve the WLB. When your company always rushes to implement changes to support sales even when they know it will add to the technical debt, middle management commit the entire team to unrealistic deadlines and you are expected to work weekends to meet deadlines. Work late nights and weekends for Q-end. Everyone acts as if this is normal industry standards 🤷‍♀️.

Working a few weekends a year to address true emergencies is acceptable but it currently feels like none stop.

Agree with other comments. Your situation appears to be a company problem, not a role problem.

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Probably not a good wlb in a startup, but more experienced systems admins will create plans and build expectations throughout the org on deliverable timelines better as you move into larger orgs.

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