The upside to long hours, part one
I was going to compare the punishing hours one experiences in AuditLand
to the more "normal" hours experienced by most other people and make
some lofty defense about the good things that come about from sticking around an audit room while an entire
client site empties out promptly at quitting time. And we'll get to
But first let's talk about one entirely practical upside: skipping the 5
pm rush on public transit, particularly overburdened systems like the
TTC is nice. People who go home between 6 pm and midnight are not aware
of what "crush load" really means.
Having said that, the people who are leaving at all sorts of crazy late
hours do miss out on various things, like a healthy and normal meal with
family or the ability to
go out with friends on a weeknight. So it's not *much* of an upside, but
when you're sinking in the ocean, there's no point in turning down a
life preserver simply because the shade of orange on the jacket doesn't
match your shoes. Take what you can get and be happy.
We'll discuss the grand philosophy behind "Long Hours having an upside" in our next instalment.