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Workin' on the (Holiday) Weekend?
Many many moons ago, when I was still in Corporate America, I remember a young woman in my office complaining "it wasn't fair" that in order to reach the boardroom (i.e. be the CEO or president of the company), you had to be willing to work ungawdly hours and pretty much abandon your family. "It's too bad," she said, "that our culture requires such a sacrifice to reach the top."
Uh... HUH?
Even at my young age, with no notion of my future political leanings (I'm pretty conservative), I found this opinion bizarre. I mean, if there are people who ARE willing to work that hard and make the necessary sacrifices, then they will set the standard for what's expected to be The Boss.
So here's how this relates to my world today. It's a holiday weekend. Being in real estate, I have real estate stuff going on. I needed a lender on Friday afternoon. Who did I call?
Well, I know a lot of lenders. But a lot of the lenders I know don't work on the weekends, as far as I can tell. And a holiday weekend? Forgetaboutit. They're on the slopes or otherwise not answering their phones.
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