WHAT struck me most about the work-life integration survey cited in the report ("5 things bosses and staff don't see eye to eye on"; July 20) was that more than half of the bosses polled felt they should be able to call on their employees after office hours if the need arose.

In this competitive environment, workers will often try to satisfy their bosses' demands just to keep their jobs. But they often lack job satisfaction simply because they no longer find enjoyment in work, or are not passionate about what they are doing.

Being at the beck and call of bosses does not bode well for work-life balance, because employees will be constantly worried that their family time could be cut short at any moment.

Many have already accepted this as the norm, but this should not be the case. Bosses should temper their expectations, to forge a better working environment for both parties.