Re: How not to attract staff!

Subject: Re: How not to attract staff!
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 08:54:20 -0600

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM wrote:
> I know stress happens. I know it can be necessary to work long hours to
> meet a deadline, for many reasons that aren't related to incompetance.
> Windows of business opportunity close quickly and don't co-ordinate their
> timing with any human. Chaos and stress can happen alongside quality. But
> that ad evokes in my mind a group of junkies, who have become so addicted
> to the adrenaline pumping through their system that, just like addicts of
> other drugs, they sincerely believe they can't do a good job on their own,
> without the crutch.

I decided long ago to stop feeling guilty because I'm able to accomplish
in 40 hours what others seem to require 50 to 60 hours to accomplish. I
might have missed out on a few brownie points from workaholic bosses,
but it's nice to have a life. :)

Stephen P. Victor Phone: (713) 513-2552
Technical Writer, Software Training Fax: (713) 513-2019
Schlumberger GeoQuest svictor -at- houston -dot- geoquest -dot- slb -dot- com
5599 San Felipe, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77056 USA

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