[thechat] people who work weekends: a rant

Elfur Logadóttir elfur at elfur.is
Sun Nov 2 13:01:31 CST 2008

Caveat: I've had to work for about 80% of the year, and a similar amount of
late nights, sometimes managing only 5hrs of sleep.

.:| People who work on weekends generally piss me off.

I appologise :)

.:| a. they've been slacking off for weeks, and now trying mightily to
.:| meet
.:| a deadline... yet somehow in the midst of it, they manage to make
.:| themselves look impressive because they are heroically working
.:| weekends

Errr, I love generalizing :)
My problem has been far too many meetings during the day (in addition to too
many projects on my hands).

.:| (or late hours)
.:| b. they are stress-puppies who, despite the fact that everything is
.:| on
.:| schedule, fear fear fear that something will go wrong and the
.:| project,
.:| and company can ONLY be rescued by their working the weekend.  Again,
.:| they feel heroic and/or martyriffic for working the weekend.

Well, I keep the projet on schedule BY working the weekends.

.:| c. often people, as they work the weekend in a mad fit of heroic
.:| push,
.:| go too far, start doing someone else's work (that can't possibly be
.:| under control, because that someone else is NOT working the weekend)
.:| and
.:| FVCK everything up.  But somehow, they still feel heroic.

I wish someone else WOULD work the weekend and even start doing some of my
work, god knows that I have no time to do their.

.:| d. people who are operating from this state are generally 1/3 as
.:| productive as someone who works reasonable hours, gets reasonable
.:| rest,
.:| and has a life outside of work.  But the important thing is all the
.:| hours they are putting in, right?

I probably would argue that I DO have a life outside of work. 
But some weeks my productivity is lower because of the workload, I would
never argue otherwise.

.:| e. because on top of all this, they tend to put on a huge show, and
.:| do a
.:| holier than thou dance should you refuse to join them in the
.:| silliness.

"Holier than thou" is my middle name :)

.:| Take a chill pill, people.

I'll try,

Elfur "holier than thou" Logadóttir ;)

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