Overworked in Silicon Valley

How many hours a week do you think is too much? What are you willing to give up in your personal life in order to achieve your career goals?

In Silicon Valley, the culture encourages tech workers to work as many hours as they can in order to help their company succeed. This problem is especially rampant with startups, where their livelihood hinges on garnering funding from investors.

This recent New York Times article linked here describes the phenomenon and the potential ramifications with overloading workers in the company’s quest to succeed.

Becoming a tech billionaire is a dream for many, but not all can do what it takes to achieve it.

“In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 is for Losers”

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Tirza van Dijk

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