What Your 16-Hour Workday Says About You!

I came across this link many times over the past week.

As a software developer, I’ve worked my share of 16-hour days. I’ll admit that I can’t argue everything on that list (I struggle with time management, for example), but I believe that long workdays often say a different set of things about someone. For me and many people I know, the list looks more like this:

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  1. Honestly, the original posters list reads like a list of complaints given by someone who was recently laid off and isn’t taking responsibility for their own situation.

    When I look at some of the most successful people I know, rarely do any of them complain about any of the things this guys points out. Though I do see what he’s getting at and I do feel sympathetic to people who measure themselves by the number of hours per day they work as opposed to the accomplishments they are achieving.

    I think you nailed it Dan with your first bullet point. If you love what you do, then you almost never work a 16 hour day because the line between work and play becomes somewhat blurred and the amount of time you’ve spent may not even be considered work.

    Rob W.