I had once put on the naughty step by a professional I freelanced for. Everyone in the building was working like Roman galley slaves, constantly under pressure, literally full week a week, putting in stupid hours every morning ,. It was great for my bank balance but family life took a major hit.
Anyway, the boss recognised that things were leaving hand (especially freelance costs who’d have thought it?) so he sent round a memo entitled Work/life balance. It basically thanked everyone for applying so much effort and time to help the business, and said that she realised things were going too far and that something had to be done (the first thing would have been to stop telling clients they could have the moon on a stick by 6pm).
That was sort of ok. But then the email said:
Most importantly, came across find a in order to solve the problem of our work/life balance. So a person don’t could all have a think about it over the weekend and get back to me with ideas on Monday, which will be a great begin the process of.