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I’ve been working 12 hours a day minimum since I was 11 years old .. so now 12 hour days feel like play for me. Also put me infront of a screen for 24 hours and I won’t move until I need to go to sleep . I have been like that since I was a kid so now it’s in my blood. I never felt I was working. I’m always curious and my mind goes 1000 miles an hour . What about you? Do you feel it’s work and CBF after 8 hours? Or you feel it’s your hood and you can’t have enough of it?

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If you are working for yourself/have your own business or have some role where you are paid for hours worked, you do you OP. But if you work for an agency and don't earn any overtime you are really just stealing time from your life and gifting it back to your employer. Unless your experience has shown that you are able to advance much faster than your peers? I used to work 12 hour days, 80+ hour weeks although more due to survival (I work in digital and it was during the dotcom bubble bursting). But it burned me out, was a contributing factor to my divorce, etc. After a while I embraced the "work smarter not harder" ethos and strove to maximize the impact I can have at work in a 45 hour week. That change helped me enormously and hasn't really held me back career wise.

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If the new change is working out well for you then this is the way to go . Do what works for you not less and not more.

If this type of grind is what makes you feel alive - good for you! Keep up the relentless work ethic and make yourself happy. HOWEVER, if you manage a team, please realize that not everyone works like you. Because you get off on long (24 hour shifts?), know that most people do not. A lot of people work to experience life outside of work (travel, food, art). Most people count themselves lucky if they enjoy the 8-10 hours a day they call work. Respect your teams’ work styles, whether they put in max hours like you, or work to enjoy all that life has to offer.

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OP: Who prepares all your meals and does all your laundry? Who cleans your house? Be realistic. This lifestyle is only possible if someone is helping you. I often work 12 hour days, but not non-stop. I have to take breaks to get these things done. Food doesn’t cook itself while I’m staring a my screen. My partner and I share all of the chores. You sound really proud of yourself. But I hope you split the non-paying work with your wife, especially if you have children. Sitting in front of a computer isn’t the only “work” you should be doing.

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McCann if it wasn’t for reading 📖 I wouldn’t own an agency today. I didn’t even finish high school.

It’s Friday night, 4am.

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Well I mean I think we're all active, doing stuff we love (including our jobs) for 16 or so hours per day. But we only get paid for ~40 of them, so I think the problem is more the wage theft, and less that we physically can't handle it or whatever. And the counterargument that 'agency life isn't a 9-5' can go get stuffed unless the salaries come up. But sure, give it away.

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I believe every staff member is an investment. If I hire someone and they’re not productive they’re out, if they don’t bring value then they’re out. And when they are productive and valuable team members they get paid for it more than the average wage, plus they earn respect in the company and they move up and we love them and we have their back. But if we hire someone who is not productive, not valuable and doesn’t understand the economics of the agency and the economics of being a highly valuable team member in every way possible well then they won’t last long with us. You either get in the zone or get out . If you are a highly valuable person to your company and you feel like you’re ripped off then leave and get a job somewhere else or start your own gig and set your own price to the value you can bring to your clients . It’s not a walk in the park and I did it and defied all the odds and made it happen.

Weird flex but ok

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It isn’t weird, there is a lot of us like that but they don’t talk... Because they don’t feel like they need the world to know and I’m sure a lot of them reading this post right now. But as I said I’m always curious so I decided to put this up and see who would raise hand 🖐

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Humble brag harder

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Early riser!!

I used to work very hard since early age too, not as early as you though. I don’t do it anymore. I respect my time more. But to each their own. I’m going to sleep.

Thank you and good night !!

What work were you doing at 11, 12, 13 etc?

I was a chimney sweeper.

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If you’re part of a team, all the hours you work generates work for others too. That can be destructive. Working for a workaholic isn’t fun, sometimes leaders need to be a slowing force.

I have also stopped bothering my staff over the weekend this entire year . Even during the pandemic . I’m leaving them alone and advising them not to respond to clients emails or messages during the weekend . I on the other hand I do work on the weekends . Specifically on the agency systems, processes, as well as writing a book and recording courses for an academy i’m starting up

I can’t tell if we are all being trolled or not.

It isn’t a troll but I can see why it could be a troll. I mean if I was crying out loud of misery for working 12 hour days and having a panic attack over it. This would have been more realistic and everyone would have sympathised with me and tried to tick the heart 💓button 10 times. People need to stop crying and do what works for them or change careers if they have to. The world isn’t going to change for you. You create your own world, your own universe and then govern what happens within it.

I enjoy work as well, but as other women have said here, once you have kids there's another full-time job packed on top of your first full-time job. Not sure where you live but many of us cannot afford to have only one parent working in order to pay the bills. As a business owner I'm curious how you treat other employees who are parents who also can't afford to be the sole breadwinner. Do you penalize them for lacking the passion for your organization? What about loving their children (and wanting to spend time with them) more than your product?

I ask them to work from home 🏡 and be with their children. As long the job gets done and meeting standards. If quality drops then they get warned then coached then finally if things doesn’t get better they’re out.

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