Q. Your boss expects you to work long hours, and your personal life is suffering. What can you do to keep both your job and your sanity intact?
A. As soon as your professional life overshadows your personal one, speak up. Cali Williams Yost, president of Work+Life Fit, a strategic consulting company in Madison, N.J., said that even if employees were not upset about how much they were working, dwindling personal time would breed disillusionment down the road. “If you don’t put a stop to it early on, you become so burned out, unproductive and overwhelmed that eventually you leave without even trying to salvage the situation,” said Ms. Yost, author of “Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right For You” (Riverhead).