Community Wisdom: Hours worked per day, finding cool swag, checking in on engineering progress, feeling too much pressure, newsletters about data, and top finds this week
👋 Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of ✨ Community Wisdom ✨ — a subscriber-only email delivered every Friday morning highlighting some of the most helpful conversations from our private Slack community. As always, a big thank you to Kiyani for curating.
💥 Top threads this week
1. How many hours a day do you work
Q: PMs, I'd like to know how many hours you work on average?
Why I'm asking that: Much has been said that being a PM it’s pretty intense job, which it is. But I find myself thinking of many creative ideas when I “out of work”. But this comes with a drawback: I'm constantly thinking about the company/product which sometimes leads to a bad sleep.
I do good things like exercising, meditation but I'd like to know how intense you are working.
It seems to me that working long hours can be a standard for many companies, but it's killing our family time , which for me, it's super important. 💬
Charles: I work anywhere from 6-9 hours a day. I focus on impact and not “How long I sta…