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What an antiquated idea it is for us to all have to go to the same room/sets of rooms to do our job? Yeah sure let's just get each other sick and distract each other ALL FUCKING DAY so that we're more efficient in an office. Bullshit.

Next up, 9-5. We're goal driven, not time-driven, and driven by deadlines. Nothing about our job can we only do between 9am and 5pm. I'm more creative at 1am, anyway! These are systems people created when they wrote with FUCKING FEATHERS. Grow up, Planet Earth.

Not to mention that once you have kids you need to cater your timings around them. Up at 7, leave at half past, maybe seeing your son for a minute, if he's woken up. In work 9-5, even when the next piece of work isn't specced out yet, twiddling your thumbs. And even when it is you can't get it done because people bore you to death with stories about how they're going to a party on the weekend. And it's hard to code when you're dead from boring stories. Shove your stories up your arse.

Then you leave at 5, home at 6, put the little one to bed at 7 and sit there from 7-11 thinking if I'd worked these hours I could have spent all afternoon with my son.

It's such lunacy.

Just give me tasks that estimate to about 40 hours work, and I'll do it in a week. Hell I'll even spend a day in the office and we'll call it 45 hours. I'll work the first almost two entire days straight and spend 3 days with my son. You get the same value as an employer. I can maybe actually work on a project at home, or do a hobby, or, you know, SEE MY KID.

Fuck you, Offices. And fuck you, 9-5 fallacy.

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https://www.devrant.io/rants/452483

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  • 10
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  • 4
    I completely agree! But I think you messed up in one spot: it should be "leave at 7, up at half past".
    ;)
  • 1
    @Mitch377 each one has different needs, usually I prefer to work alone (as I do) but it would be nice to go the office from time to time. But I totally agree with the 9-5 bullshit, it's not good for our line of work, of course it worked when all you had to do was fasten some screws all day long, but it's harder to be applied when we need focus and solving different problem each time. I hope more companies start to see that allowing a more flexible hour schedule is good for them too, since it let us use the more productive one, wtf should I stay in the godamnn office if there's nothing to be done or just in a day that I can't concentrate at all? Let me go home, rest, fix things that are worrying me and I'll be here tomorrow fully charged
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