One of the current trends in the Australian IT industry as reported in Australian IT – Sea change hits skills pool (Kelly Mills, MAY 16, 2006):
… growing numbers of technologists are either opting out of the rat race and heading for the beach or demanding a more harmonious balance of work and leisure.
My work philosophy is thus:
- I rather have less money and less responsibilities and headaches, and more leisure time to enjoy life and to spend my hard earned money.
Money isn’t everything. What say you?
And another thing, how does Australia maintain a first-world economy whilst almost religiously adhering to a 9-5 work ethos? Shouldn’t it fall behind most Asian countries where it is actually frowned upon if you leave the office before 6pm or even 7pm? Is there a need for Asians to work such long hours? (Blinkymummy)
Food for thought. Having said that, time to get back to work. 😉