I’ve always wondered why certain people actually brag about extreme hours of work.
Working “full time” isn’t 40 hours anymore. Part-timers are pulling that in (that are allowed to anyways). If you’re on salary it’s pretty typical that 50 to 60 hours is okay, 80 is the mark of a true hard worker, and 40 is just lazy.
Everyone has their threshold, but at some point you’re just mailing it in…and that just sounds like the worst. Some people may prefer quantity, but I’m going for quality.
Rest…good, honest, spiritual rest…is just as important in my line of work as anything else. And I imagine it’s more important to your line of work than your boss is (or even you are)giving credit for.
Do you seek rest for your mind, body, and soul?
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
*The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. 1989 (Mt 11:28–30). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.