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Submission + - Is the 9 to 5 developer looked down upon? (headhuntable.com) 3

An anonymous reader writes: On many interviews these days and with many companies when interviewing you might hear “this is not a 9 to 5 job” or “expect late nights”. It seems that in our industry the concept of a 9 to 5 job is scarce but is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Some would argue that if you love what you do then why count the hours that you work and leave when the work is done but is the 9 to 5 developer something to stride for or something that we should avoid?

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Is the 9 to 5 developer looked down upon?

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  • You will learn to laugh and cry at https://twitter.com/DEVOPS_BORAT [twitter.com]

    Make sure you get paid hourly or overtime.

  • Do you live to work or do you work to live? working in the evening is not that compatible with either having a social life, or having a family.

  • "On many interviews these days and with many companies when interviewing you might hear “this is not a 9 to 5 job” or “expect late nights”. It seems that in our industry the concept of a 9 to 5 job is scarce but is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    This is a clear sign of an immature company with a lack of project management, or a company with a clear intention of exploiting its employees. Or both.

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