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A tweet from a Siemens software manager in Saskatoon has gone viral, after he said he would not accept an employee’s request to scale back her workload by 20 per cent. The request came because the staff member told her boss she didn’t feel as though she was able to juggle her workload and meet her family needs, saying the pandemic was making it difficult to maintain her former work/life balance. Her manager, Aaron Genest, had a simple response: “I told her no,” Genest said with a straight face. As Genest explained to Global News, he simply wanted to find another solution where the employee could maintain her full salary.