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OPINION - VIEWPOINTS

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Do officers enjoy a good work/life balance?...
Do officers enjoy a good work/life balance?

'What is a good work/life balance?'

Rob Tinlin

(sent at 10.15pm

on Saturday)

Chief executive, Southend-on-Sea BC

'It's helped by technology which make different work patterns realistic.'

Gillian Hibberd

(writing from Menorca)

Corporate director, OD and HR, Buckinghamshire CC

'It's dependent upon the approach by individual line managers, but generally it is okay. Access to emails at home and away can erode free time if you let it.'

Ann Woodward

Head of policy and performance,

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

'I can't speak for all, but I know my work/life balance is perfect - I do not have a life!'

Paul Masterman

Head of communications, Shropshire CC

'You need to keep work in its proper perspective by making sure you have a life outside, and regularly review that you have got the balance right.'

Charles Meakings

Corporate manager, policy and research, Wycombe DC

'They enjoy excellent policies and the theoretical concept of good work/life balance - and not the reality of it.'

Neelam Bhardwaja

Corporate director, opportunities,

Cardiff CC

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