Startup Culture

“Okay, you’re done for the week.  It’s time to go home.

“But –”

“No exceptions, Lissel.  The policy’s there for a reason.”

“I just need to finish –”

“And you’ve been here for thirty hours already this week.  You’re one of the Initiative’s top designers, and you’re letting yourself get fatigued.  Your neurotransmitters don’t lie, you know, and I am seriously concerned about what your norepinephrine, glutamate and serotonin levels are telling me about your mental state.  And even if I wasn’t, clause 37-c in your contract says that you’ll keep your creativity/intuition quotient above the line it’s about to fall below.  So go home, watch a vid, have some dinner, play a game, get some sleep, whatever you need to do to relax, and don’t think about work until Amphimis next.”

– Lantel Adae-ith-Aradae, sophont synarchy manager, Epiphani Initiative