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Worthwhile: Let’s Hear it for the Overworked Brain surgeon

Posted by David Leslie on August 12, 2004

In this era of downsizing, offshoring and what ever the next buzz phrase thrown about for whacking folk’s jobs, The MAN expect you to be grateful for the opportunity to slave your life away for his profit.

Worthwhile: Let’s Hear it for the Overworked Brain surgeon:
by Anita Sharpe on Business
If you run a business, a department, a division — or manage anybody — I bet at at least one point in your career you have admired the person who shows up at 7 a.m. and is still plugging away after dark. You have admired the person who quickly answers your email at midnight and, perhaps even the person who boasts that they never take vacation.
Would you feel the same way if you found out that the pilot of your airplane worked 12 hours a day and rarely rested? Do you want a tired, overworked surgeon taking a knife to your heart or brain?
So why do many companies entrust their creative and strategic thinking to people who not only must be very, very tired — but also have no time to travel for new perspectives, or to read a book or magazine that introduces fresh ideas, or to think about much of anything but the piles of work before them?”

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