It’s bizarre what my company puts our employees through. I’ve been putting a lot of long days and nights at work these past couple of weeks. I had to work this past weekend to meet a tight deadline. On Saturday, I sent out an email with one of my deliverables. One guy sent his stuff late Sunday night around 9:30ish. Another guy sent his on Monday at 4:30 AM. I signed on just after 7AM to get ready. My manager and another colleague was already online.
Today I had a meeting at 6PM for another project because that’s the only time when most people were available. It got moved to 7:30PM because the sales team would still be in meetings with the client. It’s critical people attend. A lot of times in these off hours, we hear kids in the background, dogs barking, car noise when people are calling hands free from a car or background noise from an airport. No one has a 9 to 5 job anymore.
One of my colleagues worked this weekend as well. At a call today, one of my colleagues in Europe openly talked about more cuts to our global team starting 3Q. In my team call last week, we were told to be considered “productive”, we had to work at least 50 hrs a week. If you’re in a senior position, that number is higher.
Anyways… I’m whining. I’m going to the gym or for a long walk tonight.