• Question: does your job stress you out

    Asked by panashe4eva to Andy, Bill, Grant, Kayleigh, Rain on 19 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Andrew Hearn

      Andrew Hearn answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Yes, not very often though, usually it is when deadlines are closing in, and we start to panic a bit. But it is positive stress – the kind of stress that makes us produce better stuff, the pressure that really gets the brain going!

    • Photo: Bill Price

      Bill Price answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Sometimes it does. If I have a big presentation for a job or some difficult internal matters to deal with. I try to space things out and not let things all heap up into a crisis. A deadline is sometimes good for focussing the mind. You tend to blank out trivia rather than try to deal with everything.

    • Photo: Rain Irshad

      Rain Irshad answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Yes – we often have deadlines for delivering instruments that seem unbelievable and a few of us have pulled all-nighters occasionally, but that tends to be rare.

      There is always too much work, not enough money, not enough people to do it. But with a good team, you can succeed regardless and have a good time doing it too.

    • Photo: Kayleigh Messer

      Kayleigh Messer answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Sometimes yes! Most of the time it is busy but manageable, but every now and again it all gets a bit much.

    • Photo: Grant Cairnie

      Grant Cairnie answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I don’t think it is stress I am just keen to get the job done properly and that can make me a bit wound up at times. I seem to be able to channel it into getting things done productively, however, so I don’t see it as a negative.