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(BBC-US)   The hot new metric on your job performance review: how much you're sleeping   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Sleep, CEO of US software company Basecamp, hours of work, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, hours of sleep, Basecamp employees, sleep leadership, start-up  
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2022-01-18 4:17:48 AM  
OMG! I'm gonna be CEO like tomorrow.
 
2022-01-18 4:48:35 AM  
The guy in charge is Fried!
 
2022-01-18 6:31:42 AM  
But did you cum?
 
2022-01-18 6:34:51 AM  
Sleep is stealing from the company, unless you're dreaming about how to leverage the synergy of our North Star paradigm to 30,000-foot-view the value-added client deliverables in These Trying Times.
 
2022-01-18 7:10:45 AM  
Lol. It's definitely not enough, and I'm a scheduled for a sleep study in July.
 
2022-01-18 7:36:28 AM  
Instead, Fried believes in leading by sleeping more. His philosophy for himself and his Basecamp employees is "eight-eight-eight": eight hours of work and sleep each, and "eight hours of life in between", he says.

This isn't a bad trend necessarily, but I can also seeing it being yet another form of passive-aggressive corporate toxicity if you're still massively oversubscribed and every conversation you have during the day is someone asking you why you're not done with X thing yet.
 
2022-01-18 7:50:22 AM  
How about I manage my time off the clock as I see fit and you FOH?
 
2022-01-18 8:55:03 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: Instead, Fried believes in leading by sleeping more. His philosophy for himself and his Basecamp employees is "eight-eight-eight": eight hours of work and sleep each, and "eight hours of life in between", he says.

This isn't a bad trend necessarily, but I can also seeing it being yet another form of passive-aggressive corporate toxicity if you're still massively oversubscribed and every conversation you have during the day is someone asking you why you're not done with X thing yet.


Yup, most businesses that will even try this will just end up giving the workers 10 hours worth of work to do and ask why they're not working 8 hour days.
 
2022-01-18 9:03:28 AM  
I'm still working from home (immunocompromised), and they loaned my office to someone else. My boss told me that he collected my sleeping bag from my drawer so the new resident would have a place to put his stuff.
 
2022-01-18 10:20:16 AM  
Yeah... this is like the whole "work/life balance" BS companies pushed a few years back (and still do). Heard it a lot from a former employer, but the reality was that their work/life balance was 99% work, maybe 1% life. If you got out of work in under 12 hours, it was a miracle. Everything was an emergency, and to make it just that much more fun, they'd have us do testing at the most insane hours.

Put 12+ hours in the office, then head over to another site (if you were lucky, you got an hour or so to nap), to work from 10PM - 6AM for system testing. And don't you dare be too tired to make the 9:30AM status meeting!!!

Yeah... between that and the management not understanding what we were doing and in the same breath insulting us because they didn't understand what we were doing, I was very happy to give my notice.
 
2022-01-18 12:04:39 PM  
Why don't we all just admit that working 8 hours a day is unnecessary?
 
2022-01-18 12:59:15 PM  
Okay, I'm confused... is napping during boring presentations, and at my desk after lunch, a good thing now?
 
2022-01-18 2:14:01 PM  
Your personal performance goals this year are to finish development of the allocation procedure, train some of these new analysts on our ticketing system, go to bed at a reasonable hour, clean your room, and optimize some of our data loads. Please sign here and DON'T GIVE ME THAT ATTITUDE MISTER.
 
2022-01-18 10:05:36 PM  

Fabric_Man: Your personal performance goals this year are to finish development of the allocation procedure, train some of these new analysts on our ticketing system, go to bed at a reasonable hour, clean your room, and optimize some of our data loads. Please sign here and DON'T GIVE ME THAT ATTITUDE MISTER.


Nah. My personal goal was to retire. Done.
 
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