Stephen Slice

A common idea that has been expressed so far is that of “doing what it takes to get the job done” and implying that if you don’t work 60 or 80 hours a week then you “aren’t getting the job done.” I agree that an employee should be willing to work extra hours periodically when there is a real need for it. However, if an employee regularly has to work those kind of long hours then something is wrong — either that employee (or the employee’s supervisor) lacks organizational, planning and time management skills or the office/agency isn’t staffed adequately or both.