Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

It amazing...

how long a 8 hour day is.  Long, long long.  That is like watching 4 movies in a row.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 2nd, 2007 10:32am
Yep.  8 hour days, 5 day weeks.  It's criminal.  Why can't America slow the fuck down?  We have unemployment, overpopulation, why not work split weeks?  If we all job share, the economy will crash and then things will be affordable on a 20 hour salary.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 2nd, 2007 10:35am
The problem is all the damned overachievers. The go-getters putting in 90-hour weeks. As long as people are willing to do that, there is no taking it easy.

So next time you see somebody working real hard, kick 'em in the nuts.
Permalink JoC 
July 2nd, 2007 10:39am
"The problem is all the damned overachievers. The go-getters putting in 90-hour weeks."

I have yet to encounter a 50-90 hour a week go-getter that had to work those hours.  I used to spend 90 hours a week "at work" but normally 30 hours doing regular work and 60 hours on my own projects (kick-ass machines at the office).

When I did have to work and noticed others that had to work the long hours it was because of poor, poor, poor management planning.  "We have to fix 50000 bugs by the end of the week, sorry guys, forgot to read my emails for the last 6 months", kind of planning.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 2nd, 2007 10:43am
> next time you see somebody working real hard, kick 'em in the nuts.

Whoa. Too much work. I'd rather invent (and patent) a machine for nut-kicking.
Permalink Send private email strawberry soubriquet 
July 2nd, 2007 11:27am
Now you're thinking outside the box!

Bot, that's probably very true, but if you sit in your cube playing solitaire 60 hours a week, then I am expected to be here at least 40.

I could get as much done in 25-30 hours as I do being here for 40.
Permalink JoC 
July 2nd, 2007 12:17pm
"next time you see somebody working real hard, kick 'em in the nuts."

Have to agree with this.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 2nd, 2007 2:01pm
It's understandable, but inexcusable when you really consider the semantics of it all.

If someone ignores their family, friends, and the rest of their life for drugs, alcohol, depression, or any number of other reasons it is a Bad Thing™.

But being a workaholic, that's all fine and good even though it is to the detriment of the quality of life. Not just your life, or those directly affected, but all those other poor souls who are forced to compete with your lifeless drone ways.
Permalink JoC 
July 2nd, 2007 2:26pm

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