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User Info Be Scientifically Right, Get Fired; entered at 2017-08-11 09:56:46
Vernonb
Posts: 1848
Registered: 2009-06-03 East of Sheol
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Now let's project that onto the workplace. Let's assume that the collective decision is made by a company to engage in a project that is expected to take more than a year and for which the primary engineering talent is going to be asked to work 60+ hour weeks for the duration every single week.


Let's try 80+ hours a week at times on an engineering and chemical reearch task. I had a team of 4 people including myself to pull this off. We did in 2 years with 500K (equipment, supplies, consulation, and salaries) what our competition failed to do in 5 years spending 5 million dollars. All of us worked grueling hours. No one was absent during that period for unscheduled or unintended consequences. My team was all male and I was the only unmarried member.

It was one of those do or die moments. We either succeed or we were out of business. That was in 2000. We are still in business!

Sometimes time is NOT a luxury.


2017-08-11 09:56:46