Badge Of Honour

There was a time that I wore the number of hours I worked as a badge of honour. I was especially proud of the time on one of the Harry Potter movies when I worked 36 hours straight, only leaving my desk for dailies and pee-breaks, just to meet an internal deadline. Stoopid. Working that way seriously impacted my health and happiness.

Please learn from my mistakes. Go home. Get some exercise. Get some sleep. However much you work, there will still be more deadlines next week.

… and if you’re in a lead, supervisor, or management position and have any respect for your team, it’s your responsibility to set the sustainable working conditions.

Fred