Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, July 29, 2016
This is a difficult position to be in. Before taking any action, you should take time to thoroughly evaluate your options, and this will include taking a very introspective look at yourself. First, are there other opportunities within your current company. Also, is your set of skills one that is in demand in the job market right now. Next, how flexible are you in where you work. And lastly, what is the general philosphy of your company around work/life balance. If your company generally pushes for this balance, I would recommend having a conversation with your human resources department to obtain guidance on how to address this matter. If you have another mentor within the company, have the same conversation with them. I recommend this because it does not sound like your boss would have an open mind when discussing this topic. In your current situation, it will likely take a third party to make any changes. Of course, your other option is to seek an opportunity elsewhere. Most companies deeply value a healthy work/life balance and these are companies that are generally the most successful and have the most engaged and productive employees. Go out to GlassDoor and do some searching on this topic to see what those companies might be. Then begin your efforts to seek out a career opportunity there.