There’s something I need to get off my chest today.
And I must warn you. It’s not going to be pretty.
In fact, you may even hate me a little for bringing it up.
It’s this total dedication – nay, glorification – of working long hours which is so sadly the norm these days.
What makes it particularly monstrous to me is that it’s so inexplicably mundane. So blasé.
And it takes so many forms.
It’s the email you receive at odd hours.
The “Yeah I’m good. Always working,” to your “How are you doing?”
The files with tracked changes dated Saturday afternoon.
And those wistful office window snaps you post on Instagram, preferably after 9pm.
Well, I don’t fucking get it.
Why do people brag about how much time they spend at work? It’s like some badge of honour or something.
Flash news: it isn’t. It’s moronic and downright unsustainable.
You’re also setting yourself up to fail in the long run. Here’s why. (more…)