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Discussion on: How many hours do you work?

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Brian Greig

I set expectations with my staff that they work 40 hour weeks. If a manager is expecting you to work more than that (with the exception of maybe when you are in crunch mode before a release) then they either:

  • aren’t properly staffed. They should bring in some contractors or hire more staff
  • don’t understand the amount of effort that goes into deliverables.
  • Are generally mid-managing their projects.

If you find yourself in this situation I strongly encourage you to break this cycle. It is bad for your health, sets a poor precedence within the industry, and leads to burnout.

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