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On this note, I've got kind of a sub-topic to discuss... The software company I work for just landed a contract with a bank that is, I believe, the biggest in the world. There were some things promised that have some of us developers scrambling to impliment.(Yes, the sales rep sold a couple features that are vapor-ware. Tsk tsk.) Needless to say, this represents a sizeable chunk of money, so we're doing it.

Last week my boss came in and announced that if we couldn't keep to our schedule, that some vacations may have to be cancelled. Ick

I swear, I'm getting close to the burnout mentioned above. I'm not like many of the other programmers where I work who leave for the day and are done. I work at home because I enjoy my work. This is great, but when I start to burn out, my yearly 2-week vacation is what revitalizes me. I return to work full of energy, and chomping at the bit.

My question is, how to best go about showing my boss that, in the long run, the vacations will keep us closer to being on schedule than foregoing them, and forcing us all to work long hours, eventually hating the project to the point that we desire to do the bare minimum to get it done. How do you tell management this? They're not programmers, so, I need to word this in a way they'll understand. Any help here would be appreciated.


In reply to Re: Re: How do you avoid "Code Burnout"? by Nuke
in thread How do you avoid "Code Burnout"? by hacker

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