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How often do you work?

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    • 7 day weeks
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Partner of a design firm and “need” to work 7-day work weeks?

 

I got the bug of working a lot. Guess it’s okay until it interferes with my love life.. 

 

I could live at the office. Great location and plenty to do..

 

How often do you work? 

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Guess I see a lot of influence.  My friends are principals of companies so I'm taught to work a lot. Directors, principals, and partners of companies work a lot..

 

Having a hard time taking a vacation.  I don't want to be away from the office.  Vacations cost money..

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Need to higher my education in order to be licensed with the state. Everyone else does continuing education..   I'd love to have my own seal

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Very occasionally there have been projects out in the field where I've worked 14 days straight, and long hours (sometimes even having to pull overnighters for technical reasons) but thankfully these have been very few and far between, and most of the time I'm a 5 day a week, 9 to 9.5 hours a day person, and I'm good about leaving work at work when I head home for the day. I know a lot of employers demand long hours, especially of younger employees, as "proof" of "committment", of "paying dues" and some people like to pride themselves on working long hours, but study after study has shown that longer hours leads to less efficiency, there are diminishing gains to longer hours, and at a certain point (~60 hours) a person actually gets less done than someone who works 40 hours.

https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs181/projects/crunchmode/econ-hours-productivity.html

https://hbr.org/2015/08/the-research-is-clear-long-hours-backfire-for-people-and-for-companies

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3 hours ago, Reefmonkey said:

I know a lot of employers demand long hours, especially of younger employees, as "proof" of "committment", of "paying dues" and some people like to pride themselves on working long hours, but study after study has shown that longer hours leads to less efficiency, there are diminishing gains to longer hours, and at a certain point (~60 hours) a person actually gets less done than someone who works 40 hours.

https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs181/projects/crunchmode/econ-hours-productivity.html

https://hbr.org/2015/08/the-research-is-clear-long-hours-backfire-for-people-and-for-companies

 

A while back a palliative nurse compiled a list of the top regrets expressed by the dying patients she'd cared for. At or near the top of the list was having spent too much time working, to the detriment of family life and relationships. 

 

No one ever dies thinking "gee, I wish I'd spent more time at the office". 

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On 11/22/2018 at 7:42 PM, ekdrm2d1 said:

Guess I see a lot of influence.  My friends are principals of companies so I'm taught to work a lot. Directors, principals, and partners of companies work a lot..

 

Having a hard time taking a vacation.  I don't want to be away from the office.  Vacations cost money..

 

Ask some of the older directors, principals, and partners how many divorces they've had and how close they are to their children.

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