Kinda have to, right?
So this past week has been tough. The toughest time I've ever had at work. Overtime each day, 12 and a half hours on a Saturday, 16 hours and counting today, all to finish a lot of stuff for a pitch for a big (potential) client. I'm over 40 hours over normal hours. That's over two weeks of work in one week. Millions worth of hours and material in form of print, web, radio spots and TV commercials has been produced just in hope of winning a client. Somewhere around 15-20 people have been involved in this process now, 6 of us tonight. I've designed/layed out around 200 pages with all kind of strategic stuff, our company profile and our tools when approaching new clients.
Everything is messed up, seems like I just work and sleep, and in between I'm just exhausted. I haven't had time to assemble the closet I had delivered last Friday. It just stands there, and all my clothes are spread across the living room. But I have to do this right? I don't have a choice in a way, I have to do the work assigned to me, I can't say screw you to my boss, we have to do what we can to get this client. Hours of interest is what it is both for me and the company. Hopefully we'll get rewarded in the end and get a high profile client, plus the company can see I'm a good man to have around. Another thing is that I get to know some of the people here better, because I don't see or work with them every day.
So while this is kind of a crappy situation right now, it is a good thing seen from a different perspective. I'm just getting real tired.
And I have no time to skin!