I asked the other day "What is too much?" I have the answer - this is:
I've mentioned Dave is flying to Germany tomorrow. This means an 8:15 outbound flight which means getting out of bed at about 5:30am.
Today he's been working on the 'big' presentation to a couple of Vice Presidents. A review at 3:00 has meant that he has been working on refining the presentation for most of this evening.
At about 10:30 he opened his e-mail to see a message sent at 7 o'clock this evening. The e-mail requested that he take colour prints of the presentation with him tomorrow.
That would take forever on our little inkjet printer at home, the quality would be poor and it would cost us a fortune in ink. So guess where Dave has driven at 10:45 in the evening. He's driven to work to collect printouts for a meeting tomorrow, for which he'll have to get out of bed at 5:30am.
Dumb, dumb, dumb. Requirements beyond reason or dedication beyond duty?