Wfh doesn't mean extended work hours I have a life too you know

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    TBH I have more trouble setting boundaries for my family with wfh than I do with my clients.

    I HAVE been pretty much working non-stop day and night the last 8 months or so, but that's mostly because I don't have anything better to do.
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    @HiFiWiFiSciFi take some time to relax, go on netflix, listen to podcasts and other stuff
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    @HiFiWiFiSciFi OMG I feel the same thing, since March 20th 2020 I’ve have literally worked non stop. Crazy hours I feel way more productive but then I step back and be like holy shit I’ve done nothing but work for X number of months straight haha
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    @QuanticoCEO With pandemic/recession and so many people out of work it almost feels irresponsible to not take every hour I can get right now.

    I got laid off in the '08 recession for 10 months after my job went out of business and I'm not going back to that ever.

    Some people say it's not healthy. I say those people have never known failure from things in life that are out of their hands, and once they do they will understand my motivations and admittedly almost unhealthy work ethic.

    I don't give a fuck if this entire fucking world comes crashing down over the next few decades and it seems likely it will... My wife and kids are gonna have a nice fucking life goddammit.
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    I'm paid by salary and not hourly, so I try to keep it to 8 hours a day since I don't get anything extra for working more. Not getting overtime pay has actually really helped with my work/life balance since they can't really compel me to stay late.
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    @JustThat Oh, god yes, I'm a freelance.

    Don't work a minute over 40 hrs if you're on salary. Fuck that.
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    X to doubt
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    The same applies to quarantine. Just because I'm at home most of the day does not mean I'm planning to spend it by working.
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    @HiFiWiFiSciFi 100% agree that is also with I started my own company on the side to protect against the issue we all faced in 08.. the younger generation doesn’t understand they didn’t have to deal with the Shit.. you must be proactive. Again just like I and you.. work as many hours as you can cuz you don’t know when the hatchet man is comming to say no more hours !
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    @EmberQuill I get paid salary too but there’s nothing else todo.. plus it always help to stay ahead of the game.. idk when the last time I only worked 8 hours. I think the last time I worked only 8 hours a day was when I was hourly. lol

    As salary I sure I don’t get the immediate incentive of extra pay.. but I get the long term benefits of recognition of being reliable and dependable when deadlines need to be meet.. when launches happen I’m right there working 100+ hours to ensure everything is tip top shape and all that comes to play during performance reviews, instead of “meeting expectations” you get “exceeded expectations” and you get bonuses .. pay raises and promotions...

    The meet expectations folks don’t get that.. they don’t get the promotions and raises and bonuses. I mean they do to some extent but nothing like the exceeds expectations or above expectations rated folks.
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    @QuanticoCEO Ah, I guess it depends on where you work. My employer is actually... pretty bad at recognition and compensation for people who go above and beyond. I used to, back when I first got hired, but I eventually stopped staying late after two years of stellar performance reviews followed by broken promises about raises or bonuses.
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