UK Work-Life Success Stories
Being successful in the work place and at home means different things to different people. For some, success in work-life means being able to work 40 hours a week while managing family care - such as picking the kids up from day care every day at 5 p.m. or taking mom to her sporadic mid-day doctor appointments. For others, work-life means pursing a college education or volunteering at church.
Given the diversity in our lives, there is no clear path to finding the right balance between meeting work obligations, family responsibilities, career development, and personal fulfillment. Rather, working closely with their supervisors and colleagues, UK employees are forging new paths for work-life success. Here are a few examples. If you have a Work-Life Success Story, we'd love to hear from you. Email our office with the details.
Work-Life Success Stories
Technology Training Specialist, HR Training & Development
2008 - Flexible Work Arrangement
In addition to my job at the University of Kentucky, I am an active professional musician in the Lexington area. READ MORE.
Employment Manager, HR
2006 - EAHP, EEP
From working in UK Human Resources while a student to now managing UK Employment, Catie Lasley speaks to the array of work and personal opportunities enabled by her career at the University including the recent purchase of her first home. READ MORE.
Administrative Staff Officer, Auxiliary Services
2008 - Elder Care Services
As a supervisor, Barry Russell has always been sensitive to the work and family needs of his employees and is an advocate of flexible work arrangements. Then, one and a half years ago, he found himself in the role of caregiver for his mother and stepfather. READ MORE.
Maintenance Technician Supervisor, Medical Center PPD
Jim Ryder of UK's Medical Center Physical Plant Division is a photographer in his spare time. With Jim's artistic background, it's no surprise that he describes his work in vivid terms - as well as his appreciation for the medical miracles performed by the doctors and clinical staff his department supports. READ MORE.
Assistant Manager, HR Training & Development
2008 - Flexible Work Arrangement
As the Assistant Manager for Training and Development in Human Resources, Bill Verble has many responsibilities, including supervisory duties. In addition to work responsibilities, Bill works one morning each month in his daughter’s preschool class at Fayette Cooperating Nursery School. READ MORE.
Staff Associate, HR Student & Temporary Employment
2007 - Flexible Work Arrangement
In addition to working 37.5 hours a week in the employment office, Gail Williams is the primary caregiver of her 89 year-old mother. Gail works the front desk of the temporary employment office, which is opened 8:00-5:00 Monday – Friday. READ MORE.
|Lydia and Jim Wims
2006 - Flexibility
As one of our many "dual career" couples, both Lydia and Jim work at UK. Their jobs both involve supporting the University's student support operation, and both have found UK supportive of both their work and family lives. READ MORE.
Faculty, German Studies Division, Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department
2006 - Elder Care Services
As an esteemed faculty member in the German department, cite the value and support provided to to her and her husband by the UK Elder Care program. READ MORE.