Work, and especially project oriented work, tends to leak from job into private life. This thesis observes how deep work related issues penetrate the border between job and private life and which parameters are responsible for penetration or its stimulation. This thesis is first and foremost a literature study. The area of study includes the growing transformation from traditional employment arrangements to alternative employment arrangements and takes a look into the history of this transformation. It also analyses the blurring of boundaries between work and private life and the issue of subjectivisation of the employee. The attempt of explaining the phenomenon of self-exploitation of high educated employees, which is closely linked to the both areas mentioned before, is the third part of the thesis. A closer look into the employees point of view on work-life balance is taken in and the results are linked to all findings in the other areas. All these phenome-nons are connected to the project management oriented organisations, which are in need of special types of employment options and working conditions to function properly. The results are suggestions for both the project manager and the employee to find a balance between work and life to avoid burn-out or loss of work force.