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It’s easy to blame your company when a software project seems to require so many hours, that you suffer from software project burnout.

And there certainly are companies that haven’t figured out how to set deadlines in a way that expectations can be reset if things go wrong.

But you can also burn yourself out, if you don’t set healthy boundaries.

I’ve actually worked overtime at the BEGINNING of a project! This would happen when I wanted to try and “make sure” we wouldn’t be late.

Or sometimes when I was just so excited to learn new technologies I DIDN’T WANT TO STOP.

In this episode, I encourage you to do whatever you can to prevent working any sort of overtime. Even if you love working with software and technology, you need to consider the precedent you set.

If employers know you will sacrifice your well being to meet deadlines, it’s too tempting for them to abuse again!