Sarah is one of those people that has a career and family, her career takes up more of her time, then her family does. She tells herself that it is only for a few more years until she can slow down, and she is doing it for the good of her family.
Success for her is working, working, working in the Financial District of Chicago, basically when her boss calls her she jumps into action wherework is slowly taking over her waking hours, and some of her non waking hours as well. Everyone at work teases her by calling her Mario Andretti, and the butt kisser, but she tosses those remarks aside, and gets down to work.
Then something happens….
As I started reading this book, I came to the realization that families now a days work harder then they once did, and are connected to their lap top’s, blackberries, and can be reached anywhere they are. When I was younger, we didn’t even have an answering machine, so if we were out and you called, you would have to try calling back to catch us.
This novel made me think about why horrible accidents and other incidents happen, alongside divorce, because of the time their jobs take away from their families, when a person’s attention span isn’t on what they are doing at the time, it is actually on 5 or 6 different things at once. There are so many more things that are important then to just work your life away. Life is too short to be just working, we all need to take the time to smell the roses so to speak and revel in our families and love them and others the way we would want to be treated, loved.
Although, it was a well written account of how people become so busy with their jobs along with the pitfalls of having such a busy career, that family and friends are also a part of the whole scheme of things as well, that you cannot take for granted.