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    And outside Silicon Valley, it’s often called “normal life”.

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      It is not usual to see other people “taking their work home with them” in the same pervasive way that software engineers and other folks from startups do.

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        It’s my understanding that teachers “take their work home” as well, in order to keep up with things like grading.

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          I have a lot of close friends and family that are teachers in public school systems. This is true for every single one of them. I have friends who teach undergraduates as well, and it’s true for them too.

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            That doesn’t make it “usual”. Teachers also get summers off (although many choose to work over the summer as well but that’s for different reasons).

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        I didn’t post this because I agree. It’s very relevant to software engineering. We should understand and be aware of culture, expectations, other opinions on how to get stuff done, what to be cautious of, etc. It’s also important to understand that this does not represent views of the entire community. Would like to see thoughts both from people who agree and those who disagree with this mindset, and why.

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          Can the downvoters explain how this is off topic to software engineering culture? Want to understand so I don’t post off topic in the future.