From Freakonomics today, for not-so, workaholics, and used to be workaholic (that’s me, believe me I am now just one of the used-to-bes):
“The general rule that we tell students is that people should work until the pleasure of earnings from the last hour of work falls below the hardship imposed by that marginal hour.
In many cases, though, we unfortunately can’t make choices about that marginal hour.
Our 63-year-old friend, a specialist in pediatric oncology, was — so I thought — a workaholic. Nonetheless, he wanted to cut back a little, perhaps from 100 percent to 75 percent work time (which meant from 60+ to 45 hours per week), because the money was less important than before and he wanted more leisure.”
I say, “Ouch!” Goodnight, everyone.
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i’ve never been the workaholic type. at the end of the day, i’m the first one to leave. i still finish my projects for the day, but i always keep in mind that there’s always tomorrow if things were not going my way. we work to live, not live to work.
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I was. As in, to the max. But Abu Dhabi changed me little by little. That’s another story. But I’m glad I overcame that phase. I wouldn’t be surprised though if I’ll be like one again. It’s like a hard habit to break. 🙂