Symptoms of Startup Crunch Mode

Having trouble deciding if you’re in a Startup Crunch Mode? Victims usually suffer from any number of easily identifiable symptoms:

  • Buying H&M underwear-packs weekly to stay ‘afloat’
  • Witnessing consecutive day-night transitions from your desk in a single standing
  • All food in your fridge is past its expiration
  • Violently compressed postal mail in your overflowing mailbox
  • Parents emailing you asking if you’re alive
  • Wondering what day it is, even though your computer very clearly shows it in the upper-right corner of the screen

If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, commit all your code, test it locally and then in production, and follow with a small nap & and thorough laundry session. You’ll need your rest & clean skivvies, because chances are your condition is chronic!