Recently, I got a job offer from a new startup with a pretty good compensation package.

However, it came at a price. One of the co-founders told me that since they are an early stage startup, I have to work long hours for 6 days a week and Sunday wasn’t a guaranteed off.

How long?

Well, about 12-13 hours a day, every day.

I told him it was insane. How can I be productive, working like that? I’m sure I’d get burned out after 2-3 weeks.

His reply was interesting:

“But you said that you were bored with your work and looking for challenges.”

Of course, I’m looking for challenges. However, that doesn’t imply that I want to be a machine behind another machine.

I want to have a life outside my work. I want to spend quality time with my significant other. I want to pursue my dreams.

And I told him just that.

For me, my time and life are _more important _than money.

What about you?

Machines were created to ease your work. Don’t turn yourself into a machine behind another.