October 15, 2008

Kill me. Now.

The number one thing you don’t want to hear while being interviewed for a new project:
“How comfortable are you with working 80-90 hours/week for an extended period of time?”

Of course, I had to answer along the lines of, “oh, I am such a hard worker! I will do anything for the firm! Thank you for the opportunity to give my life away!”

I should have made up a disease that requires me to get 10 hours of sleep every night.


18 thoughts on “Kill me. Now.”

  1. Oh no! I thought my occasional (lately frequent) 60 hour weeks were bad.

    My running has definitely suffered. Let me know how you cope with extra long hours.

  2. Does this mean no to Niagara? I hope not. Let me know if you are going to do it, and maybe we can meet up! P.S. Congrats on the half- you are a trooper!

  3. The correct response is: “That depends on how you feel about doubling my compensation. Because if you don’t and assign me to this project anyway, you’ve just cut it in half.”

    Suze Orman, freakish as she is, is right when she says, “Ladies, you are not on sale!”

  4. Unfortunately in this economy I would be saying bring it on simply because it’s a job.

    I just spent an hour reading your posts and am now caught up once again.

    I can’t believe you ran 40 miles in a weekend. I have not even been getting in my workouts lately due to working two jobs. You go girl!


  5. 70-80 hours a week -oh my -you are going have to find a few precious hours to run…then again, it’s good to have a job!!!
    BTW –I love Jodi Picoult, as a book club friend turned me onto her.
    Reading the new one now ‘Change of heart’. Don’t give up running and reading!!

  6. Laura a.k.a. “Wonder Woman”: My response would have been “How comfortable are you finding someone else to do the job?!” Hey, at least you look damn good in the Hartford Marathon pictures!! 🙂

  7. Yikes. I think I would have asked them to define ‘extended’! Good luck with that one…I myself have been pulling the 80 hour weeks for a while, but that’s at two different jobs! Ugh- I can’t imagine the monotony of that many hours at one…Have fun!

  8. I won’t lie, I would have said it doesn’t really sound enjoyable and while I’m willing to do it once in awhile I think continually would burn me out…then agian i work for a company where I could just laugh and say no, I won’t be doing that.

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