Question of the Week

If You Could Declare a Moratorium on a Work/Life Balance Hog, What Would it Be?

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Canadian government ministers may be onto something. Recently, one implemented “BlackBerry blackouts” for his department’s staffers during evenings, weekends and holidays. The idea being to restore the proper work/life balance.

“When we can ‘balance’ our work and personal responsibilities, we, as a team, stand to not only serve and perform more effectively, but also to attract and keep employees to help us build a stronger Canada,” Richard Fadden, deputy director of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, said in a memo, CNET News reports.

This moratorium on CrackBerries made us wonder…

What other time-consuming part of your life would you want a moratorium on?

Answer in the comments section below.

Read last week’s question and answers about favorite footnotes.

Our Favorite Answer From Last Week:

From “JDH”: My vote, Judge Evans who dropped this gem in the first footnote to correct a spelling error:

The trial transcript quotes Ms. Hayden as saying Murphy called her a snitch bitch “hoe.” A “hoe,” of course, is a tool used for weeding and gardening. We think the court reporter, unfamiliar with rap music (perhaps thankfully so), misunderstood Hayden’s response. We have taken the liberty of changing “hoe” to “ho,” a staple of rap music vernacular as, for example, when Ludacris raps “You doin’ ho activities with ho tendencies.” U.S. v. Murphy, 406 F.3d 857 n. 1 (7th Cir. 2005).

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