I had once put on the naughty step by a company I freelanced for. Everyone in the building was working like Roman galley slaves, constantly under pressure, literally week a week, putting in stupid hours every special day. It was great for my bank balance but family life took a major hit.
Anyway, the boss recognised that things were arising from hand (especially freelance costs who’d have thought it?) so he sent round a memo entitled Work/life balance. It basically thanked everyone for putting in so much effort and time to help the business, and said that he realised things were going too far and that something had to be completed (the first thing might have been to stop telling clients they could have the moon on a stick by 6pm).
That was sort of ok. But then the email said:
Most importantly, we will need to find a to be able to solve the problem of our work/life balance. So if you could all have a think about it over the weekend and get for you to me with some concepts on Monday, that’ll be a great commence.