once put on the naughty step by an agency I freelanced for. Everyone in the building was working like Roman galley slaves, constantly under pressure, literally 1 week a week, putting in stupid hours every occasion. It was great for my bank balance but family life took a major hit.
Anyway, the boss recognised that things were getting out of hand (especially freelance costs who’d have thought it?) so he sent round a memo entitled Work/life balance. It basically thanked everyone for entering so much effort and time to help the business, and said that she realised things were going too far and that something had to be completed (the first thing might have been to stop telling clients they could have the moon on a stick by 6pm).
That was sort of ok. But then the email said:
Most importantly, we have to find a way to solve the problem of our work/life balance. So you could all possess a think about it over the weekend and get for you to me with a few ideas on Monday, that will be a great attempt.