- Jan 23, 2010
Crunch fucking sucks and I don't understand why anyone would defend it. Stop sucking off billion dollar companies who couldn't care less about you.
Btw. the 2 or 3 times a month where you work an hour overtime is not crunch....
Just so you know, depending on the kind of job, you may always run into those cases where you feel you might have to put in a lot of extra time. It may not be some mandate from higher ups that you do so either. I, for example, am not an asshole of a boss where I work, so paid leave for family time and emergencies is something I basically pushed upper levels for everyone to have, because I have serious banked capital at work, and rather than use it for myself, I used it for better work conditions and better pay. I also push for reasonable time to get a task or project done, even longer than I expect it will take to get the job done a lot of times, usually telling corporate that a portion of that time is why each of the things we do never meets with problems and are consistently done to spec or client needs.
Then... I tell our team the REAL time for completion, which is often 3 or 4 months, sometimes more, less time than what I told corporate it would take for us to get the job done. So when it gets done corporate looks at my management and my team's execution as excellent and "milestone beating." Even with all of this I will still find a few people still doing more than they need to late into the hours. I'll ask where they are, how many more do they plan on doing for the night. If I think it's a little too much I'll ask if there's a reason they want to get it done faster. Some family stuff coming up? Some personal chill or relax time they need to kick back a bit? Depending on the answer, I'll use my discretion and say okay, or I'll say "No way, don't want you burning yourself out, we got plenty of time to get this part done. Others are more up against it than you are with your part of the job, so you can afford yourself a little extra time." Sometimes even after I say all this, they'll still ask if they can stay and work.
Shit, sometimes people don't want to be at home for whatever reason. I don't pry. I just say okay, cool, and keep it moving.