Great advice about professional boundaries and expectation setting!
It’s taken me 15 years of working to finally feel comfortable setting boundaries about free time and unpaid work. Inevitably, too much extra work to get the job done faster has led me to burnout, worse relationships, and decreased job performance.
You have to be ready to walk! If the project desperately needs you in on the weekend, you’re better off not doing it and applying elsewhere that same weekend. Sorry crappy companies, you can keep bullying your employees and the rest of us will leave! Thanks for the real talk Albert!