Work ethic in México is second to none; however, unlike the United States where people live to work; in México, people work to live. What is the difference?…Well, there are many, but one that stands out is that of quality time. Spending time with family, friends, hosting a “convivio”(get-together) or a “comidita”(dinner). How many times have you neglected yourself going out with friends or going to a family birthday party because you had to work? Although in México there are occasions and people who cannot take time off work, generally speaking, there is an emphasis of spending time with family and a value is placed on that quality time.
Take time to slow down a bit. Even if it means you won’t make 4 hours of overtime on your paycheck, quality time with those you love is priceless.