I recently took a position with a startup dotcom with actual positive revenue flows and growing. They are not funded by VCs and are to be self-sustaining. I am 1 of the 3 people working there and have become worried that the tight workforce due to the unique skills we require will prolong this this parsimonious staffing.They appreciate my hard work and long hours (55+ hours/week), but I also take classes at night (~25 hours homework/week) in preparation for a Masters degree --- all the work is running me down to the ground. They dont require me to work that long, but the other 2 (the owners) work more than I do so I feel pressured to stay long hours. The 2 owners are terrific people and really see me as growing with them and the company, but something has to give. I have only been there 3 months, love the job so much, but my education means more to me. Would it look bad if I left a company after 3 months service because "education was more important than 11 hour days"? I'd like to open a thread with your opinions. Thank you everyone.
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