This chapter provides a viewpoint that, for many newly employed academics and folks on the job market, may seem contrary or simplistic. It considers, for example, the following quote from consultant Karen Kelsky's webpage: Here, it is clear that the courses must be taught and the committee work must be done. The chapter argues that new faculty may experience poverty; heavy teaching schedules and a lack of resources, collegiality, and mentoring, but this does not even begin to outline the range of enterprises that will require attention. These techniques can be altered to address work-life balance goals daily and over an extended amount of time. For example, many new professors consider returning to graduate school in order to gain certifications for an entirely new career. This thought process is dictated by fears developed in hostile work environments. Instead of changing careers, one may need to get away from the toxic work environment and speak with an objective mental health counselor.