Work ethic
Jason Fried
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Very interesting point of view.

I think the whole idea of using number of hours as a unit to measure work in the Information Age breaks down pretty badly at other places too.

I have seen so many payroll systems for large corporations built on the concept of hours worked.

For one of my first software engineering internships, the company that I was working for had a fixed hourly rate for me and my pay was based on how many hours I stay in office and consequently log in the online time sheet.

Since I was relatively new to writing code and the job itself, I had the need to stay late frequently.

Work ethic aside, under that model, a person is in fact rewarded for taking much longer than average to do his work.

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