How This Millennial Stopped His Nonprofit Career From Taking Over His Life
Jose Angel Vargas, 29, lives in Anaheim, Calif., and works 60-hour work weeks at a nonprofit that seeks to break the cycle of child abuse. When he’s not at work, he’s fielding emails and phone calls about work, or going to community events or fundraisers on evenings and on weekends.
He has no time for family, though his parents and sister and brother live in the duplex right next door. If he meets new people, usually at work-related events, he’s finding he doesn’t have much to talk about outside his job. He feels passionately about the children and people he’s helping, but their stories weigh on him. He comes home late at night, feeling exhausted and too tired to do anything to release that tension.