Noted August 28, 2021

I’ve been strict about being a 1x dev for a few years. On a Very Big Project a few years ago, I was proud some other team members followed suit. I did some long days to increase US cross-over but buggered off early on Fridays to make it up.

I don’t think I ever told the client about the shorter Fridays, but I also reckon they were smart enough to pick up that the guy doing 40/hrs of code review each week never sent anything late Fridays.

Fun fact: I started being strict about it after a leaving a job in which the boss would schedule projects so I had to work seven days a week.
He got shitty when it made me sick and I became a .1 dev for a while as a result. I left shortly after that, go figure…

By Peter Wilson

Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theatre and often encourages his industry colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

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