Working schedule for the lazy

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.

And the stories continue.

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Andra Magda

Writer with a degree in Psychology, living in the heart of Transylvania, I freelance for companies and publications.

I write about work, failure, personal experiments, and creative industries.

I don't use social media, but I do share updates via my monthly newsletter. It’s like a magazine, delivered to your inbox.

Andra Magda

Writer with a degree in Psychology, living in the heart of Transylvania, I freelance for companies and publications.

I write about work, failure, personal experiments, and creative industries.

I don't use social media, but I do share updates via my monthly newsletter. It’s like a magazine, delivered to your inbox.