I used to work late hours in my previous company - when I started, about 5 years ago, I would usually leave work at 8pm.
This had stopped about 2 or 3 years ago, when I realised I should not be over concerned with my job, and that I should do other things with my evening. So to my boss disapointement, I started leaving the office around 6.30pm (arriving between 9 and 9.30 am).
In my current job, I made a point to be punctual : arrive just before 9am, leave just before 6pm (I have longer commute, and it allows me to commute with my GF
who works not far from my office).
Oh well. Tonight just before 6pm, I was told there was an emergency, and what I was doing had to be finished during the nighr. No matter what time.
So here I am, at 20 past midnight, still working. My girlfriend was quite unimpressed and unamused to be notified at the last minute that tonight plans were cancelled. (I sure told that to my big boss !!!)
And whereas my personnal record of late hour working was 11pm, it is now 12.22 am, and still counting.
What should I say, beside a big RHAAAAA !