Well funny you should mention ‘work’. You are so insightful, in such a wrongheaded way. Yes, I do end up ‘working for free’ in a sense. After all, I cannot charge my clients for every single moment I spend ensuring their networks and phone systems are up and doing their respective jobs so that they can see patients and provide them with great health care. There are times when I perform a task here, get struck by a sudden urge to check something there, double check the monitoring software and make sure this or that site is up and running rather than trust the chain of other systems that must all work properly in order for alerts to get to me (many of which are beyond my control like 365 for instance). And yet I do these things because I take pride in our work and always have my customers well being on my mind. We charge for MOST of the time we spend but sometimes we don’t just because WE chose to check in or tweak this or that because it occurred to me to do so.
Yup, I’m the type of guy who ‘works for free’ just because its MY business that my wife and I own and pour our sweat into knowing that we get more back when we put in more than we are required to. Free pizza, nope the rewards are a bit better than that. They could always be better of course but we get by and have a lot of time to go make our own pizza and relax and enjoy what we have.
Sure hope that clarifies things for you. Oh, and don’t accept that free pizza from the ‘boss’…its a trap. Oops got to go, my boss is calling and I hate to make her wait :0