Took a local project last December, haven't returned home in time to have dinner with wife, no more than 10 times. Fml.

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Local projects are ironically almost always worse for work life balance

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Currently local and want to die every day because of my commute and long hours 🙃

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I've been local and haven't even gotten to talk to my fiancé in person during the week because I get home after she goes to bed and leave before she wakes up...so I just quit

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At least you end up in the same bed.

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It's all about expectation setting.... if your wife was in the client cities you wouldn't see her either.

How many hours does your fiancé sleep?!

Haha like 7-8...I was sleeping like 4-5

Painful. I can see why you quit! sorry you had that experience, not the norm at all... but that doesn't help you of course

I know. I've been here for years and had both the good and the bad...the unpredictability was just hard to manage any longer.

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