Priorities: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

You need to leave early for an appointment. Your boss schedules a last-minute meeting. What do you do?

Depending on the flexibility of your plans, you may be able to unpick your arrangements and stay. Other times you may just have to keep heading out the door.

Simple choice, right? But it doesn’t always seem this way. You may feel resentful when you stay, and worried when you leave. You may waste way too much time and energy wondering what your boss and co-workers think about your decision—and what they say about you when you’re not there. You may even have been told that someone else would love to have your job so you’d better do what it takes to keep it.

How do you arrange your priorities so life doesn’t get in the way of work—and vice versa?  Some things to consider