Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 Nov 2003, 11:48 a.m.

RSI and You

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Zed wrote, "Unfortunately, in real life, struggling your hardest is no guarantee of everything coming out all right in the end. The same workplace that's willing to overwork you to injury does not care about your well-being. They won't reward you for hurting yourself to meet your deadline. They'll only punish you for your now-diminished capacity to work."