[thechat] people who work weekends: a rant

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sun Nov 2 13:49:55 CST 2008

On 2 Nov 2008, at 19:37, Erika wrote:

>  The fact that you are working extra hours simply does not
> prove competence in your job, and may, in fact, indicate the opposite.

...equally may indicate lack of competence on the part of management  
who have imposed a set of constraints that make overtime inevitable.

Which is something I battle against daily, to protect my team.

> But as someone (was it John?) pointed out in chat the other morning,  
> the
> issue (for me) may well be the type of work I've been in, and the
> political games people play in these types of workplaces.

Possibly, although I think gameplaying is often rarer than feared.


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