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Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks - HBR
Interesting research into the sort of place where you're expected to be available all the time and work all the hours. Some successful men found ways to "pass" i.e. to appear they were hard workers while finding time for other things (like their families). Women tended to ask explicitly for allowances to be made for child care and their careers suffered for it.
work  hours  time  employment  sexism  feminism 
may 2015 by pw201
What Long Hours Really Mean | We Are Mammoth
Via Hacker News, where there's the usual debate about all this. Previously I've read research which says you can get gains out of doing it for short bursts but must then rest: longer periods of overtime end up producing less, not more. This article is more about the cultural impact, though.
work  programming  hours  overtime  business  productivity 
november 2013 by pw201

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