Captain’s log, stardate 20180704

On holiday

Sent by Jonathan Stark on July 4th, 2018

Today is a national holiday in the US, which has me thinking back to the days when I used to bill for my time by the hour. 

I can clearly remember holidays and vacations feeling like they were costing me money. 

And I don’t mean the money I spent on the vacation activities. I mean on top of the expenses, it felt like I was losing $150/hr for all the unbillable time. 

To compensate, I’d usually work crazy hours before or after my time off. And on a few notable occasions, I’d even do some work while on vacation when everyone else was asleep.

This is nuts. It’s no way to live. And I don’t miss it one bit.



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