“I wouldn’t like to call myself a ‘burdened breeder’! Maybe ‘passionate, driven and time-poor?” [The general description] is probably correct with my situation. My job is a seven-day-a-week position and has large demands on my time. My wife also works four days a week and we have two children, aged four and one.”
Bartlett says his daily life is ‘a juggling act’ when it comes to work/life balance.
“I now block my diary Friday mornings to make sure I have quality time with the boys. My wife and I are both very understanding to our work pressures, which helps.”
The report says Generation B are an important sub-set to understand, as they are the generation that are making the biggest financial and lifestyle commitments.
“Whether they are buying their first or second house, or deciding to start a family or have another baby, this unique decade of Australians are experiencing the ‘perfect storm’ of being breeders, busy and burdened for different reasons.”