The Gift of Balance: Maintaining Quality in Life and Work

by Quinn Perez | February 6, 2023

Employee Journals

I have been a part of RareJob for over four years and have held the role of Evaluator for the past two years. As an Evaluator, I am responsible for conducting daily evaluations of Premium Lesson tutors and documenting their performance. I use this information to track performance trends and identify areas for improvement in the tutors’ teaching and adherence to RareJob’s lesson SOPs. Additionally, I play an active role in helping tutors by answering their queries and maintaining consistency in my team’s communications by reviewing outgoing emails.


As a dedicated employee and a work-from-home mom, I am proud to have achieved a balance between my responsibilities and have been recognized for my hard work and dedication. In 2022, I was nominated as an Employee of the Year for my contributions to the department and the company.

In my role, I was instrumental in elevating the quality of the Premium Tutors’ lessons by conducting thorough and accurate evaluations, which helped ensure compliance with RareJob’s standards. I also took the initiative to develop new evaluation tools to improve the performance of tutors and was highly valued by my team and superiors for my attention to detail and strong work ethic.


As a working mom, setting and achieving personal and career goals can be challenging. However, by first defining clear and specific goals, I am able to focus my energy and resources on what I truly want to achieve. This leads me to create a plan of action that makes it easier for me to reach my goals. I also prioritize my goals, making sure to focus on the most important ones for my family and my career, so that I can make the best use of my time and resources.

Balancing my responsibilities as an evaluator with my responsibilities as a mother has been a major challenge in my professional life. To overcome this, I have been flexible with my schedule and made sure to communicate my needs with my supervisor. I have also faced difficulty staying focused while working from home, but I have established a dedicated workspace, a work schedule, and effective time management skills to overcome this. In my personal life, maintaining a good work-life balance can be difficult, but I make a conscious effort to separate work and personal time and take regular breaks.

I am proud of my ability to effectively manage my time and balance my responsibilities as a work-from-home mom. I created a flexible schedule that allows me to be fully present for my family while also dedicating the necessary time and focus to my job. Recognizing that unexpected events may occur and my priorities may change, I regularly assess and adjust my goals and plans. To handle changes in circumstances related to my goals, flexibility, adaptability, and communication are key. By following these strategies, I can stay on track despite the challenges of balancing my responsibilities as a parent and an employee.


Additionally, reflecting on past achievements is key to personal and professional growth. It gives me perspective on progress, highlights areas for improvement, and also boosts my confidence. It also helps me identify patterns and weaknesses, set effective goals, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. It cultivates gratitude for accomplishments and the support received from others.


This 2023, I plan to upgrade my expertise and understanding by exploring new evaluation techniques and methodologies and staying current with the latest advancements in the field. Moreover, I aim to establish a better work-life balance by implementing a more organized routine and separating my work and personal life. Additionally, I want to concentrate on my personal growth by acquiring new skills and being more engaged in my leisure activities.

My suggestion for those looking to join the Evaluation Team is to concentrate on your most crucial objectives and plan your time and resources wisely. Keep your team in the loop about your plans and seek their support when needed.

Managing the demands of both personal and professional life can be difficult, but with the right approach, it can be made easier. By establishing well-defined goals, prioritizing tasks, and remaining adaptable, one can effectively navigate the challenges that come with balancing both areas. Good communication with colleagues and maintaining a harmonious work-life balance are also critical to achieving success. Achieving your goals takes time and effort, but with consistency and persistence, you can reach them.