I love when people ask: why are you working on a holiday? Isn’t it a day off?
Yes it is — but I choose to work. Why?
No phone calls & very few new emails = an abundance of quiet allowing me to catch up on overdue tasks and code!
Pretty simple eh? For example, let’s take today — Memorial Day 2013. All day I’ve had ZERO phone calls and a total of TWO new important emails to read. This meant I was able to concentrate on some overdue coding items, design some new PUSH features, write this blog post and test a new payroll software integration (and I’m leaving the office by 2 pm). If this had been a normal Monday, I may have been lucky to get one of them completed.
Now don’t take this as me saying that I’m just too busy, blah blah blah. It’s just me sharing why I choose to work on holidays. And no, I don’t work on every holiday. The major ones are definitely complete days off (notice the plural).
And no, not everyone at Shugo works on holidays. It’s just something I do and something my wife “allows”. I say “allows” jokingly but without her support, there’s no way I’d be able to do it. I have the easy job — she has 3 kids to take care of under the age of 5. Unfortunately, that’s a job with no holidays…