How many unpaid hours per week will I have to work if my partner comes to work with you?

How many unpaid hours per week will I have to work if my partner comes to work with you?

This is one of the questions that the recruitment in IT (and its daughter Digital) industry has stubbornly ignored for the second decade in a row.

Recently, articles about corp. cultures are multiplying at an unprecedented rate, and there are reasons for this. For now, I am engaged in the preparation of a serious material on corporate memetics, I suggest that you consider such a material.

It is natural for a person to perceive himself as a “combat unit” with a certain efficiency. Usually, this efficiency is fixed by consciousness as a standard, at the age of 25-27 years, when a person ends his last “duty” in the form of an institute.

The most common answer to the question “how well do you feel?” will be exactly this age range.

He is cool – you can work for a week while living in the office, you can be friends with Jack for two days without any special consequences. There are also few obligations, even if there are, according to statistics, they will end in the first divorce. Therefore, taking into account the motivational dopaminist system of reinforcement that is not yet very shaken, little experience in choosing a partner, we concentrate on our own strength and “I” in our consciousness.

At 25, it is not very important what your partner or the first man in your life does. There are movies, wine, friends and most importantly – a separate 8-hour / 12-hour pastime – work.

But here comes 2020, and for many, the “mental” health and interest of a partner becomes a discovery. Which led to a colossal wave of divorces. The situation has not changed with the freedom of restrictive measures. The growing format of home offices, when you understand that you and a potential partner will rent 35 square meters within the third transport, makes you think about the choice and criteria a little more and deeper than those that were before.

Especially since IT and digital have always been a separate environment where everyone knows each other, communicates a lot through digital channels, crosses paths at work, and generally has something to talk about with a decent person. Many relationships are formed in agencies, many agencies and companies are managed by spouses. Designers “make friends with marketers”, “Marketers” with IT experts, etc. the clients are the same for everyone, the processes are the same, and so for conversations after and before sex more than for “ordinary mortals”.

And how not to help a loved one? And in a home office situation, sometimes it is not a desire, but a compulsion. Every call, every conflict goes through the other ears. Thus, discussing the financial model of your scaling company with the director of marketing, now you cannot be sure that there is no person in these apartments or the next room who has not signed an NDA with you. And HR’s will not soon understand how to ask the candidate about his living space and the interests of his partner.

Home office, yes, a special case that is gaining momentum, but in a 20-year career, I have done countless designs, logos, presentations, sites, brand and marketing strategies, department development strategies and product business models, copywriting, texts for corps of posts, in addition to correspondence in conflict situations. And for as long as I can remember, my parents are programmers and my closest relatives are mathematicians.

Hiring a specialist in IT and Digital with a non-zero probability, the company receives +1 for the same money. Consider this at your next job opportunity.

And for the “non-zero” probability to take shape. I suggest you take part in the survey.

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