Magazine article Working Mother

Leave the Office on Time

Magazine article Working Mother

Leave the Office on Time

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"Eliminate inconvenient late-day chats with co-workers by scheduling time to check in on them earlier in the day"

Lydia Wickcliffe Fenet, senior vice president, international director of strategic partnerships at Christie's and author of The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You (Touchstone; April 2019)

"Joining a carpool can force you to stay on a strict schedule both before and after work."

Kristin Bytes, blogger

"Ditch your work landline toward the end of the day and strictly use your personal cell. That way you can stay on a call while you prepare for your commute."

"Set alarms during your final hour of the day at 15-minute intervals, and then a final one a few minutes before quitting time. Even if you get pulled into something unexpected, the alarm will remind you to extricate yourself."

Marian Stoltz-Loike, Ph.D., dean of Touro's Lander College for Women in New York City

"If your workplace uses a shared online calendar to coordinate meetings, markyourself as 'busy' toward the end of the day so you won't be roped into meetings that could run late. …

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