Hi Kyle! You might be mixing this up with CE’s Incubation Program, which does focus on creating new charities. The Foundation Program does not, as is explained in the write-up linked above.
CE is very prolific on the Forum lately so maybe you’ve seen of their other posts?
[Disclaimer: I’ve worked with CE before and am a current Incubatee, but have never done any work on the Foundations Program. Send me a DM if you want me to put you in touch with some of the people who have]
My impression is that if people work on weekends or after hours, it’s often because they want to—I personally find it very exciting and gratifying to be able to contribute to other EA projects in my free time and interact with so many altruistic, like-minded people! I have rarely heard of this being a hard expectation though.
If anything, the EA community is more encouraging of people taking time off and taking care of their mental health because we want people to have more impact in the long-run rather than have burnout and basically 0 impact after that.
Lastly, my sense is this depends heavily on the role. As a charity entrepreneur, you might need to work longer hours especially in the beginning, but there are plenty of “normal jobs” out there where time is tracked and overtime is the exception, not the rule. :)
P. S. : Reach out to me if you want to chat about this or would like some support. ❤️