Saturday, June 3, 2006

Ancient Indian wisdom

I was talking to a human female I know for quite a while before I headed home tonight at 11, and one of the last things she did before leaving was to share something that her mother told her. It went something like this:
I don't know what a raise is like for you. Maybe four or five thousand. But if you have to choose between working forty hours and being happy, and working fifty hours, making five thousand dollars more, and not being happy, be sure to make the right decision. You can't buy that year back.
I agree completely, and I think that sums up how I feel quite well.

Then we discussed who was going to leave the team next so we could get our own offices.


Kerjo said...

Are the murmurs (via mini and comments, mostly) of lots of leaving after the next major releases looking to be true? You might get an office out of that deal!

Anonymous said...

Ignore the murmurs and listen to your common sense. In a company like Microsoft that encourages employee mobility, does it make sense that a lot of people would leave a team right after a release to go pursue something new and exciting? It does to me.