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Self-Care requires agency available only to the privileged

  Recently the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) posted on her Facebook page that "self-care is a necessity, discipline, and non-negotiable." This opening line was against the backdrop of the picture above. The CMSAF later went on to state that "it's only been over the last 5-6 years that I've learned that. Prior to that, I would pride myself in getting only a few hours of sleep...I thought sleep was for the birds. I didn't spend enough quality time with the family, I would skip out on PT, and feel guilty about leaving work for things I had to do. " (emphasis added). First, if you've been a long-time reader and/or listener of the 20 Years Done Podcast you know that I champion for these exact things to become a reality for maintainers. So it might come as a surprise that I have a bit of criticism for the CMSAF's self-care post. Allow me to explain. I've spent the last 3 years discussing and analyzing the culture in maintenance;