8-hour workdays should be embraced
January 22 , 2014
Employees who put in long hours in the tech world receive a sort of "badge of honor" but such dedication is probably only necessary for startups in the short term.
Nathan Pensky at Pando said "this is a methodology ripe for reform, not a lifestyle to be celebrated." Pensky mentioned that the concept especially holds true for lower-level workers who are not given a standard workday at tech companies and other firms. Perks that come with overworking don't make up for the time these workers lose with their families.
"Acknowledgement of the importance of the 8-hour workday, or at least some sort of limitation on work time, is not some ploy for lazy people, nor even one for compassion, really," Pando writes. "It's a humanist argument for productivity within the boundaries of reality."