If you ever find yourself at a company doing this: leave ASAP. The “hard work” heroism is an incredibly bad take for everyone. Long work hours destroy people’s mental health, and they don’t even increase productivity. Overworked people make lots of mistakes, only wasting time.
> The Internet Explorer team was the hardest-working team I’ve ever been on. And I’ve worked at multiple start-ups. It was a sprint, not a marathon. …
@WPalant That entire thread is a red flag for anyone who may be working with him in the future. Fuck that
@rochelimit Assigning twice as many people is hard. It’s difficult to find so many people who are qualified, and coordination efforts reduce productivity. But that isn’t an excuse to have people work double shifts, it gains very little if anything at all. Developing a complicated piece of software just takes its time, and there are few real shortcuts.
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