Originally Posted by Goat1
That's not a self righteous statement at all. Yes,12 hours a day is a lot.. I guess a guy wouldn't get burnt out at all. Also,forget any other interests in your life. I also hope your not married with kids,because working 12 hours a day isn't going to work there either. Lets see here,just because you,and your dad expect to work 12 hours a day,that means the rest of us are lazy. I have a small business,I don't work 12 hrs a day and I've been around for 37 yrs.. I try to make more money in less hours than picking a career where you are going to bust your ass to make nothing unless you work every waking moment. Thanks but no thanks! It has nothing to do with work ethic either! I work to live,not live to work! When do you have time to listen to your speakers?
Sorry but that kind of crap rubs me the wrong way!
Not going to have a discussion about which is right or better, but would like to add that you hold the typical American mentality.
Whether that's good or bad, that's for each person to decide. All I know is, around the world, Americans are not known for their work ethic despite your claim about it having nothing to do with it.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but "Made in USA" doesn't exactly say quality or innovation, despite all the brainwashing we receive. You want quality and innovation, look at Japan and Germany and then take a second look at their work ethic /culture.I'm not saying it's a healthy lifestyle and not even remotely part of the argument.
Why exactly does it rub you the wrong way? If you believe you are correct, why does it matter how other people think?
I completely agree with working smarter, not harder. I'm an engineer, that's pretty much our mantra.
It's when people complain about working too much when this verbage ceases to apply. If someone isn't intelligent enough to work smarter, they hell as better not complain about working harder.
THAT is how life works. People shouldn't expect to get anywhere in life and have everything handed to them with that attitude. Take Eric and Tekton as an example if you'd like.
Also forgot to mention, I highly doubt Eric is actually "working" 12hrs a day.Edited by yelnatsch517 - 6/12/13 at 3:30pm