Do not overwork yourself

September 9, 2023

Workers: do not overwork yourself to avoid getting laid off.

  • You’re damaging your life and health.
  • Your employer doesn’t actually notice (no, really, they don’t).
  • Your behavior enables future mismanagement of resources.
  • When layoffs come, you’re going to get laid off anyway.

Remember that a company’s job is to extract maximum work from you for minimum pay, so your job is to extract maximum pay for minimum work. Somewhere in the middle, both parties find an equilibrium that they agree on. Do not voluntarily modify your side of the bargain to your detriment.