Programmer's Dilemma

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by cofflehack, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. cofflehack

    cofflehack Member

    Working late at night has finally taken its toll on me. I am experiencing hair loss and I’m sick of seeing hair everywhere in our house. Aside from the stress that my job brings staying up late has become the main reason why I am losing my hair. That sucks because I feel that I am at my best when I work at midnight. I wonder if anyone here has the same experience or am I the only one? :yell::yell::yell: Please let there be someone here who has the same experience!
  2. nyvrem

    nyvrem Active Member

    1) change jobs
    2) change hair style

    Your choice.

  3. cofflehack

    cofflehack Member

    If worse comes to worst there would be no hair to style :ponder: While working I also refresh myself with cold beer and that is considered detrimental to my crowning glory as well according to my buddy who is a general practitioner, great right? :grumpy: I'm not yet bald but I think 2 or 3 years more I will and it's freaking me out.

    Option number 1 is not possible or else I will not be able to afford this and would end up doing this instead and I'm not even sure if these two would work. I need a tried and tested method, anyone? :ugh:
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I wonder whether a dermatologist would agree that when you go to bed has that big an effect on your hair loss.
  5. petiteclumpsy

    petiteclumpsy member

    Hi, Cofflehack:) yes, I also had the same experience. I noticed that I started to have falling hair especially when I slept late at night before. According to my mom, we need an adequate sleep in order to help our hair cells to rejuvenate. Stress is also harmful and could be one factor to increase one's hair loss. One thing , I remember that I used to take iron as my supplement due to lack of sleep. However, If you really want to know more or you are worried about what causes your hair loss , then I suggest that you consult a hair physician.
  6. BusinessManIT

    BusinessManIT Member

    Working Overtime Hours Not Worth It

    I am a programmer analyst with decades of experience and have had the "privilege" of working many overtime hours (60 - 90 hours per week) for companies who considered this a norm, with the employees who put in these crazy hours known as simply "having a good work ethic" in the company's eyes. Those employees who only put in 50 to 60 hours a week were considered freeloaders who should be fired (some were).

    In my opinion, working these "ethical" (and uncompensated) hours is a good way to acquire health problems and perhaps a one way trip to a mental institution. Adding stress to this situation makes it even worse. In my situation, I decided to leave my latest "ethical" employer for another employer who had some understanding that people are not machines and require a good work life balance in order to be properly productive and happy with their lives. Putting in "only" mostly 40 hours a week has made me a happier and a more rounded person who still has hair.

    I strongly suggest cutting your stress and overtime hours with your company or finding another less demanding job.

    Good luck.

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