I received Lead Auditor certifications for ISO-9000, QS-9000 and ISO-14000 in the mid 90's and again for ISO-9000:2000, so I've been doing first and second party audits for some time. I've been thinking of working for a CB, but when I see the travel schedule and the hours that my current CB auditor puts in (through e-mails I receive at 2 or 3AM), I wonder about having a personal life. Maybe some of you could share working out the work/life balance with me? I'm transitioning my current employer to 2015, and don't see them dropping a dime for Lead Auditor certification for myself. I spoke with one CB and they were talking about the work week running from Sunday night to Friday night. How do you maintain any semblance of a personal life?