Originally Posted by Piobaire
IMO, odds are that's a pretty rickety ladder if you've never seen one 80 hour week. I'm glad those days are long behind me and it's a young man's game. However, would I trade those five or so years when 60 hour weeks were normal? Not a chance. It rocks to be 37 and have the hardest part of your career done, a resume padded to keep you well paid the rest of your life, and all the good things a little money brings.
People certainly define "success" in many ways, and I was never a workaholic. However, the more meager your start point means the harder you have to work to get any distance in life. There's a reason Horatio A stories are not common: common people don't do what it takes.
Oh but now we're talking 60 hour weeks....as you guys ratchet this back into reality, i can feel what you're saying, but for a second there we were talking about 80-100 hours a week, which i just feel doesnt represent the truth.
i've worked a few 60 hour weeks, i dont try to more then nessecary, but IMO i have my limits, and 80 hours just isnt it for me unless 100% nessecary.
And i want to clarify something. this package of goods being sold to me is that this is COMMON, meaning it happens quite often that people or a given person at a given job is working 80 hour weeks. NO, i'm saying its an Oddity, it doesnt happen very often.
I agree with you that common people dont cut it, but from what you guys are saying its MANDATORY, which i just simply dont agree with.
PS i'm not worried about my resume', i'll always get hired at the business i start myself.