I occasionally work overtime when I'm on call or during special projects. Even then we're talking no more than 50 hours a week.
The positive impact it has made on my professional and personal life is immeasurable. I've found more motivation. I've found more time to further my knowledge by studying and grabbing more Cisco certifications.
After a few years on the monday to friday, 8 to 5 routine there is no way I'll go back to those long hours. Even if it means finding non-IT work. I'm a a better person, a better father and a better worker. I'm healthier. I'm in the gym daily. I coach or assistant coach my 6 year old son's ball teams. I'm actively involved in his school and school functions. I'm just more happy dang it.
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