We had arrived once put on the naughty step by an agency I freelanced for. Everybody in the building was working like Roman galley slaves, constantly under pressure, literally weekly a week, putting in stupid hours every special day. It was great for my bank balance but family life took a major hit.
Anyway, the boss recognised that things were stepping 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 inserting so much effort and time to help the business, and said which he realised things were going too far and that something had to performed (the first thing could 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, came across find a solution to solve the problem of our work/life balance. So you could all have a think about it over the weekend and get for you to me with ideas on Monday, that is to be a great start.