Be careful, Mac, Senator Mary Landrieu might give you a wack in the chops.
Job before Family employment definitely is not for everyone.
Employment such as Police; Firemen; Medical; Public Works, among others, that are expected to react to emergencies, are fully expected to be present for work when called upon during an emergency. Even if their own family is in dire straights due to that same emergency, ie the situation in New Orleans, where, it appears, many "emergency personnel" abandoned their jobs ahead of the storm, or immediately following. Fully acknowledge that New Orleans is an extreme.
Military routinely are deployed away from home, many times on short notice, ....and the family has to make do without them.
We've seen numerous incidents where someone voluntarily signed on with the military, active, guard or reserve, and all was well .......until deployment time.
We've seen Forest Service personnel called upon to fight wild fires, whose homes were at risk ahead of the fire, ....and had to leave the family to fend, and report for work. I have a friend who is a Deputy Sheriff, was called out during a wild fire, and before it was over lost his home and some live stock. Family
We've seen Public Works personnnel called out during blizzards or floods, when their own homes either were, or might become involved ....and had to leave the family to fend.
Medical personnel called to work during emergencies, ....at a time when the family needed them at home.
Fire and Police personnel called out, ....leaving the family at home, even if going to work might impact the family.
And, on and on.
If a person, or that person's family, cannot accept that the "job comes before family", that person should not willingly enter into that employment field.