Been thinking about the advice we give folks, esp jr and intermediate engineers.
I love telling people to go home, have life/work balance, take a vacation etc, but also feel uncomfortably hypocritical. Why am I urging them *not* to do the things that got me to where i am today?
— Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) May 17, 2018
I read an interesting thread this morning that really resonated with me. I am continually ensuring that my team have a great work-life balance, encouraging them not to work too hard and ensuring that they have time with their families. There are occasions when things go wrong and everyone needs to pull together but this should always be the exception. I’ve written before about the expectations of some tech companies in excessive hours as the only way. However, I have got to where I am by working as hard as I could, being determined in what I wanted to achieve, using my evening to improve and learn new things so I have the knowledge and experience for each new step. I pushed myself really hard, because I knew I could always do more, do better. I still do. Continue reading Constant learning, commitment and determination