It's true. My choices at work nearly cost me my family. Wife 1st, kids 2nd, family 3rd, career 4th... Communication with and between all 4 is tops. Communicating with the boss that family is more important than job, showing family that it's true. Most IT isn't a 9-5 job, my wife accepts this, she also accepts that wacky hours and weird phone calls at all hours is what really pays the bills and allows us the freedom to have the toys we share with our family. Sacrifice..