If you think we’ll still be sending truck loads of precast concrete, beef cattle and whiskey across the Irish sea in 50 years – I have a bridge to sell you.
If you cant operate your practice on your staff working 37.5hrs per week then you are not a) charging enough fees b) managing your workload c) working efficiently.
If, as an employee you take a job that contracts 48hrs+ you're an idiot...if you expect that from your staff you're an Ars*h*le - pure and simple!
I treat my staff as I would want to be treated and if that means we miss targets/deadlines - that's on me not on them. We as a profession cannot complain about low fees on one hand while on the other be expecting highly qualified staff to work 48hr weeks for well below a construction industry average salary. Madness