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Lex
Tech twitter is dead ass debating on if it’s good idea to work 40+ hours a week rn. Toxic tech CEOs and investors are saying you won’t change the world like Gandhi or MLK unless you kill yourself for another ad tech startup you don’t own.
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Lex Dec 25
Replying to @TheLexTimes
This obsession with endlessly working is just a secular version of the Protestant work ethic. People are more than their job.
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Lex Dec 25
Replying to @TheLexTimes
Of course there’s exceptions and sometimes you have to work 40+ hours a week but understand it’s at a cost. Everything is a trade-off. It’s either at a cost to your loved ones/friends/other areas of your life or diminishing margins to your productivity.
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Tim Myers Dec 25
I work at an employee owned company and it is amazing. If I work a little extra or have to work an occasional weekend or evening it’s ok because I’m contributing directly to my future. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Lex Dec 25
Yeah, see that’s different. I feel like most of this talk is geared towards employees to convince them to work harder and longer, so the people who own the company make more money. We’re not all in this together and we all don’t equally benefit.
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Lex Dec 26
Replying to @DSMarkovits
I also recommend reading ’s book on a similar topic. We’ve tied our entire self-worth to working harder and outshining others:
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Sam Million-Weaver Dec 26
Replying to @TheLexTimes
academic twitter literally has this same argument at least twice quarterly...only less MLK references and more “u tHinK waTsoN and CriCk wOrKeD LesS thAN 100 hRs/wK?”
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Lex Dec 26
Replying to @millionweaver
Lol I’m not surprised. I think Darwin only worked 4-6 hours a day. I only bring this up to remind people that maybe, just maybe, we should rethink the idea that longer hours = better work.
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Aelmich Ltysho is my Deno name Dec 25
Sometimes those ad tech startups give you .1% of the company and then you have irrational thoughts on throwing away 60 hr week after 60 hr week thinking that .1% is really going to take off. Then the company gets bought out and u have no preferred shares and get $0.
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Joe McMahon Dec 25
Bingo. Happened to me at Blekko. I spent money on shares after being fired that would have paid two more months of rent Because I believed I’d get it back. More fool me.
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Bill McNeely Dec 26
Replying to @TheLexTimes
I remember this article from 10 years ago about the Plenty of Phish guy work less than 4 hours
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Lex Dec 26
Replying to @billmcneely
I remember this as well. Also, he may not be the best example because of how he treated his workers, but Andrew Carnegie only worked about 30 hours a week.
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