It’s 8 PM. Most employees are gone and you’re alone in a huge office. You leave and it's dark out. The parking lot is empty. You go home and can’t stop thinking about work. You wake up at 3 AM in sweats and respond to a few work emails. Saturday you come back. Sunday, you are working from home.
>at the end of World War II, Nazi leaders gave meth to soldiers to squeeze more out of them during key battles
This didn't just happen at the end of the war, it was something that started at the beginning of the way. The Nazis called their product Pervitin. You can read more about it in Norman Ohler's _Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich_ (https://amzn.to/3vgJdxD)
Uhh, have you not heard about the disgraced, twice impeached, criminal defendant ex-president's "executive" time. Where basically he stayed in his bathrobe doing nothing until noon? If I did that, is have energy too. Gheesh. https://www.axios.com/2019/02/03/donald-trump-private-schedules-leak-executive-time
I do want to say, however, you have exquisite writing and this article was needful and greatly appreciated.
This was really fun to read, much appreciated!
I left a lengthy comment chain (probaby too much in tangential supporting points), but the formatting got destroyed when I tried to split it up. I apologise for the length and formatting. Your last comment levied a rather serious and vague claim, and I felt it was necessary for posterity to give a thoughtful response to that. Of course, one can't be friends with everyone xD but it's rather my MO to try xD
I returned! (I apologise I haven't read thru this article) But the old article I comment seems to have expired. Your last messages were however: "No idea. I will unblock you now though." "I appreciate that Zerene. I believe I blocked you because of disinformation and inflammatory posts about the Ukraine war." but I never got around to following that troubling response up (in part because I was rather peeved that you were calling me "disinformation" and "inflammatory" as well as the general abuse of these terms in this day and age and use of them as an excuse to not be a person with other people. ) The last post I commented on I remember stating things such as "thank you for the sympathy towards our people" I also recall briefly noting to someone that Russia is not a dictatorship and that Putin does not have absolute power, and that discriptions fo Russia's political system in the US leave a lot to be desired. (Tho I abandoned this thread quickly, as it was clear the other comm
I think it must be easier to manage your stress levels when you're a sociopath.
Seriously - that's not meant to be a snarky comment at all. If you're not a sociopath, you recognize that not all of your employees are willing or able to put in those insane hours in furtherance of your insanely huge bonus. They might be, for a higher salary, better benefits, or guaranteed bonuses of their own. But most people work to live - they don't live to work, unless they built the business themselves and see it as their "legacy." Those people can, maybe, put in insane hours and love every minute of it. But no one should be expected to devote the best parts of their lives to other people's profits. It's unhealthy.