In Silicon Valley, working 9 to 5 is for losers.
And not in the good sense. The one I’ve been dreaming about for years. :))
Working when there’s something to work on and when not, to not be bound to a desk just because ”that’s when work is happening” (because is not, at least not anymore).
I have manning the desk, haven’t I? – Emiliy in The Devil wears Prada
- In Silicon Valley, workaholism is branded as a desirable lifestyle.
- 18 hours a day, every day, without holidays, without meetings, without TV (Gary Vee).
- ”I rarely get to see my kids. That’s a risk you have to take.” – for example, says a guy who develops an app through which you can see what a furniture product looks like in your home. Okay, but is it worth it to not to see your family?
- A century ago, factory workers demanded better working conditions and today we are back to square one saying that 9 to 5 is for the weak.
- The expectation is not to work more efficiently, but to work all the time.
- DHH (co-founder of Basecamp) is fighting the system but not everyone supports his mission. Some say his approach is for lazy people who do not want to do anything.
Lyft published a blog post praising a driver who kept picking up fares even after she went into labor and was driving to the hospital to give birth.
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