At a recent industry event, during one of the session, one of the facilitators used an interesting approach to getting infomation from the group. She asked questions and had particpants move from one side of the room to the other depending upon our answers to the questions she posed. In short, the room was transformed into its own sliding scale.
One of the questions asked was, “How many hours a year do you work?” After thinking about it I moved to the extreme postion for most hours — against the wall to one side.
“Do you work over 3000 hours a year?” I was asked.
“Yes,” was my reply. “I work over 6,000 hours a year.” The room was stunned.
I said, “Hey, I think for a living, so if I am not sleeping, I am working.” I did a little calculation to come up with the 6,205.
If only I could bill someone for those hours.