But what if your Dad needed expensive meds (about $200 for a month's supply of pills), but had no money and no health insurance to cover the tab?
Question: The pharmacist is not into medicine for charity, but she likes your $4,500 purse. Would you give up the purse to finance 15 months of meds for your Pop?
Ugly Betty Solution: Betty trades her Gucci bag (a work bonus and a competitive edge in her image-conscious fashion workplace) for meds and I would do the same.
I'm reading Winning, by Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, and in that text, he talks about difficult trade-offs in the home-work equation.
"Work-life balance is a swap--a deal you've made with ourself about what you keep and what you give up."
--Winning by Jack Welch (with Suzy Welch)
We all make difficult trades regarding family, money and personal pursuits.
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