How many times have you heard this? "I work over 60 hours a week. It’s a contest to see who leaves the parking lot last around here." At first, you might think this is the bravado of a dedicated worker. On closer inspection, it sounds like the words of a worker at his breaking point.
Anyone who has worked 60-hour weeks will tell you it’s unsustainable. At most, you can work these hours for a six-month stretch; after that you’re useless for a few weeks but probably will be ready to go again in about a month. So, it’s small wonder this company went through so many people. They hired their staff young and these kids moved on in a year or so.