14 hour days are my easy days

Dan Bartlett, the longest serving W aide, resigned today. Here's a snippet from the press conference where he talks about the long hours:

Yes, it's -- I usually get to the office between 6:15 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Since I've had my kids, I've tried to leave the office before 8:00 p.m., and I try to at least see my see the kids at least once or twice a week before they go to bed.

But what most people will tell you here, it's not as much the actual hours you're in the office. It's more about, you're never be able to turn it off, whether it's the BlackBerry calling, or the matching of stories, or the -- when certain newspapers put their Sunday edition up at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoons, and there goes your evening. It is working with the duty officers and those things. All those things kind of come with it, but more importantly than any of that is you're never able to turn it off.

Sheesh, seeing your kids once or twice per week before they go to bed. Wow.

Still, those long hours sound perversely attractive to me right now. I have too much free time.

Posted by Evan @ 06/01/07 04:04 PM


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