We had arrived once put on the naughty step by a professional I freelanced for. Everybody in the building was working like Roman galley slaves, constantly under pressure, literally 1 week a week, putting in stupid hours every morning ,. It was great for my bank balance but family life took a major hit.
Anyway, the boss recognised that things were getting out of hand (especially freelance costs who’d have thought it?) so he sent round a memo entitled Work/life balance. It basically thanked everyone for putting in so much effort and time to help the business, and said which he realised things were going too far and that something had to be completed (the first thing would have been to stop telling clients they could have the moon on a stick by 6pm).
That was sort of ok. But then the email said:
Most importantly, we’ve got to find a solution to solve the problem of our work/life balance. So a person don’t could all have a think about it over the weekend and get to be able to me with some concepts on Monday, which will be a great start off.