In this competitive work and job markets, some people consider workaholic is the virtue. I was reading an article on USA Today recently about the CEO of Lis Claiborne. He said he is proud he doesn't work after 6 p.m. and he does not want to excel at his work at the expense of his family. Ideally, that would be what the most of the non-self employed workers would hope for. But, hard reality sets in. PS. I would like to do the poll (but, I don't know how to set up the poll): choices are: company guy/girl, captain of my own ship (in a rough sea), good balance but leaning toward my work; good balance but leaning toward my own personal life and family, and hell-with-the-work-and-I-will-work-as-I-see-fit.