Hard Work Does not Pay OffAs a programmer, working hard often does not pay off. You might fool yourself and a few colleagues into believing that you are contributing a lot to a project by spending long hours at the office. But the truth is that by working less you might achieve more — sometimes much more. If you are trying to be focused and ‘productive’ for more than 30 hours a week you are probably working too hard. You should consider reducing the workload to become more effective and get more done.