Growing up in an Agriculture environment, I was never afraid to get my hands dirty. From the age of ten, taking care of live·stock and farming duties was my regular task.
I have worked on many designations, starting from helper to management level. After getting laid off from management jobs, I have done general workers jobs again many times in Canada, but there is one thing to note, I did not accept those jobs because of miseries. I have enjoyed physical work of my choice most of the time.
I remember in year 2012 I was working with Advantage Enterprises at apartment building in Coquitlam area as Journeyman Electrician. I had a team of four apprentices, I used to show them the drawings in the morning, explain how we want to wire them, help them wherever they need and then start my unit for wiring.
At the end of the day, we as a team wired 5 apartments every day from Monday to Friday.
Of course Saturday & Sunday was for travelling Squamish BC , Whistler BC, North Vancouver BC, Hope or Okanagan Valley etc.
It is fairly easy to make work-life balance if others in the team understand that it is required, and we must have that work-life balance.