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Agree with the last commenter who pointed out ur policy is, in itself, a compliance tactic. You've gone to the opposite extreme: some people, at different phases in their life, grow by working excessively. I did. Focus not on squelching the desire people have to do more for you and instead on ensuring that those who prefer a traditional work-life balance are not penalized in light of their more work-oriented co-workers.

Ok, I sort of see where you're coming from. But what am I trying to get them to comply to? I suppose I am trying to get them to comply when it comes to being disciplined in their approach to being productive at the office. I'm also trying to get them to comply in leading active, healthy, balanced lifestyles. But since the intent of this strategy is really in the best interest of the team member, I don't see it as a typical compliance tactic, which tends to promote the best interest of the employer at the expense of the staff member.

You do bring up an interesting point. One of the guys that we're hiring now brought this point up and said, 'what if I really want to work overtime for the following reasons..." And he brought up some good points. It was a great conversation and probably deserves its own blog post.

I'd be curious to ask you though: why did you have a desire to work excessively, and what did you get out of it?

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