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Facebook’s COO comes out as a proud believer in leaving the office on time, and creating balance in your life.Long hours are a badge of honor among start-up founders and employees. Bragging about your insanely long workweeks (whether you actually work that many hours in reality or not) is usually a public statement of your importance, dedication, and work ethic. But recently Sheryl Sandberg, ex-Google exec and current COO of Facebook, came out with a very different sort of public declaration about how she uses her time—and it’s one that might cause you to reevaluate the necessity of your long work weeks and reconsider what you’re inadvertently saying about your values when you tout your 12-hour days.In a video for Makers.com, a video project compiling videos of accomplished women, Sandberg braves the stereotypical worry that women aren’t as dedicated to their careers as men and proudly declares that she leaves the office nearly every day at 5:30:I walk out of this office every day at 5:30 so I’m home for dinner with my kids at 6:00, and interestingly, I’ve been doing that since I had kids.
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