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Subject:  Re: How I Live on More Than 22K Per Year Date:  8/21/2000  12:56 PM
Author:  sherron62 Number:  15982 of 757902

venny,

Great article and so true (sad but true).

I did a brief stint in Silicon Valley.

The "norm" was to come into the office at around 10:00, take lunch and stay until about 8:00PM every night.

That schedule did not work for me with a young son in school.

So, I would get in about 7:30, skip lunch and leave at 5:00PM to get my son and go home.

On the evenings when I did stay late, I noticed the boss and sometimes the bosses boss would stroll by the offices. Seemed to me they were checking on who was in and "working hard."

Needless to say, I was not perceived as working hard because I was there (early) when no one else was around and I was not there when the bosses were checking to see who was dedicated.

Guess I am not much of a show-horse.

With the same company, I did get lucky however. For the past several years, I have been on a team that is spread out all over the world. My boss is in a different county and scrutinizes results over anything else. I like it!

Cheers.
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