The clinic was full of pregnant women with their husbands.
The Maternity Nurse said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path."
"Gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her. In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both."
The room suddenly became very quiet as the men absorbed this information.
After a few moments a man at the back of the room slowly raised his hand.
"Yes?" said the Maternity Nurse.
"I was just wondering if it would be all right, if she carries a golf bag while we walk?"
If the customer isn't paying for it, the customer doesn't get it.
Call me crazy, but I bill for every single hour I work...like I am supposed to.
It infuriates me when I get into a project with salaried employees that commit "heroic effort" to making their screw ups not look like screw ups and make my 40-45 hour a week billable commitment look diminished.
I had a guy tell me first thing when we got in that he was working until 2:00 this morning completing something because the customer ballooned our scope but held firm to the original deadline. What does project management tell said customer when he did this? "Ok." The real problem is that giving project management what they want just reinforces to them that it is ok to start death marches; your reward for completing one is that you get to start your next.
I get paid or you do not get work done.
No. Unbillable. Work.
Hmm I need to think about that, what's the project number for that?
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Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead?
Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying to smell the color 9.
I'm not crazy, my reality is just different than yours!
Bonuses? You mean the $50 gift card to a restaurant I got after working 12+ hours a day, 7 days a week for 2 months straight? On my subsequent annual review, I was told I was the best developer they had and because of that, I was getting a raise .5% higher than average. I left not long after that.
I was working for an outfit that demanded 45+ hours/week. After two months of that I took 4 hours off on a Friday and had to deduct that from accrued vacation time. When I refused to work another 12 hour day I got fired, which turned out to be one of the best bonuses I ever got!
I'd have to agree.
It really surprised me: I had always been in an environment where you ate at your desk, worked long hours, some weekends - mostly unpaid, but for the occasional "thank you" - then I started a new job with a different company and on the first day I was told (with some impatience) that they were waiting to lock up the building at 17:02.
On the second day, one of the order processing ladies "had a quiet word" and told me to stop working my lunch hour. They suspected that if I didn't they would have to start...
So I found myself working 09:00 to 17:00 (13:00 on Fridays) even after I was given the key to the building with a full hour off for lunch. And b*gg*r me! I was getting more done...
I think it has two effects: you focus better while you are working, and the breaks let you relax and become more creative at the same time. So much so that I don't work a full hour any more: I take regular breaks and do something different - come here for example - and it works.
Counter-intuitive, I know.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
It's true though. The brain is a muscle. And like any other muscle, it can be overworked and destroyed. We need to give our "thinking" brains some to rest and recoup to always be on our A game. The folks that rot in front of their computer and drug themselves up on coffee tend to act more like zombies than anything else. You just can't beat rest to keep the brain sharp.
Wrong. You're just arguing semantics, but it functions just like a muscle. When you work a muscle it becomes stronger. When you work your brain it becomes quicker and clearer. When you overwork either, they both break down and become damaged.
Do some research before dismissing it, or else you'll get stuck in old ways of thinking. Here's a quick Google to even get you started...
I'm not arguing anything... You made a statement that is totally false. The brain is an organ not a muscle. PERIOD. I agree that the brain (like muscles) needs to be "exercised" to become / stay strong but physiologically the brain is totally different than a muscle.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington
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