So if you know anything about my state of mind, you would understand my work smart mentality. I don’t believe in eye service in the work place or long hours…to me both are a waste of productive time that can be spent resting. Yes I believe when you rest, you are more productive because your mind is able to function probably.
Its the same way I believe corporate Nigeria is one of the lousiest work environments in existence. I am not sure if it is a cultural issue or we are just hustling backwards as most of it doesn’t make sense. Most people can perform their job functions from home or satellite offices close to where they live and commute maybe once a week…folk spend donkey years in traffic only to go and be miserable with a horrible boss who calls your extension just to haze you and take away your productive hours just because she thinks she is trying to break you.
I had a boss in Lagos who tried that with me. I ended up calling her bluff and I was like wait you think I am scared of job security? Me that I went to Iraq at the height of the war – I wasn’t obviously bothered about life security talkless of job.
I believe the 8 hour work day is overrated, I think the hours 9 to 5 need to be re-adjusted…I for instance am more productive after say mid-day and do my best work around late evening to midnight. Sweeden has figured it out and gotten their work day downto six hours. You can read about it Here.
I am in support of working to live, not living to work like so many Nigerians are forced to experience.