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How many hours do you work in a week?

Since January work has been relentless. I work a lot and everyday is a series of fire drills and generally pretty stressful. As I get closer to the end of my rope and think about updating my resume, I'm wondering what some of us here consider "normal" for work/life balance. What kind of work do you do, and how many days and hours in a typical week? If putting in a lot of hours is it because your driven or because its whats expected? Hate your job or living the good life?

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I do consulting work for Hospitals. My Boss's are 300 miles away, but it doesn't matter because I set my own schedule and hours, have for years. I travel a lot, which is a factor too, but I usually don't mind it aside from being away from my family. I sometimes work 30 hours sometimes work 60+ depends on how much I have to do and how hard I feel like working. Fridays are typically office days. I feel like I have it made, other than the travel. I take vacation when I want to, don't even know how many days I am supposed to get. Boss is happy if the clients are happy.
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Since January work has been relentless. I work a lot and everyday is a series of fire drills and generally pretty stressful. As I get closer to the end of my rope and think about updating my resume, I'm wondering what some of us here consider "normal" for work/life balance. What kind of work do you do, and how many days and hours in a typical week? If putting in a lot of hours is it because your driven or because its whats expected? Hate your job or living the good life?
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I asked what people do and didnt share that about myself. I'm in consumer product marketing and finance for a large corp. Wearing two hats is whats killing me. Working 60-65 hours a week since mid january

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I work roughly 30 hours/week and I am grossly underpaid!!

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Typically 60+ when I am in the country, and typically well over a 100 when I am traveling.

As far as what I do, good question. My friends and family can't even answer that one clearly.

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I work roughly 30 hours/week and I am grossly underpaid!!
You sure you actually WORK that long?

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Typically 60+ when I am in the country, and typically well over a 100 when I am traveling.
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45hrs.most of the time.

When the tool (mold) starts coming together I may face a deadline.I'll spend more time building it.Maybe 55 hrs.

The less overtime I put on a job the better.I best serve the job by keeping the project rolling through the shop.

Often the CNC guys log more hours.It's my job to keep them busy.

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lol! under 60 hours is a slow week for me, usually 70+ is what i do.
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Man, some of you guys do work too much. I used to do 80 hours a week, doing minimum wage stocking at wally world overnight and construction during the day. Now I'm back at 40 a week and I don't know how you guys function all the time with those 60-70 hour a week every week hours.
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I'm 35-45 a week as a compressed schedule with every other Friday off. I'm federal, and frankly I don't see myself ever leaving unless I want to start my own thing. Sure I could make more in private, but I can't give up the work/life balance. I do work hard when I am at work, though.

Of course weeks where I'm teaching you could say I'm working 70 hours

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The question poses many issues. I worked MANY hours thinking I was helping my family when my kids were young. I missed many events in their life that I cannot recover. They never went without, except me.
I'm blessed that my wife raised them well with good morals.
Tough dilemma for everyone.................
from a guy that spent 245 nights in the same hotel in one year.............can you say work crazy

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Typically 60+ when I am in the country, and typically well over a 100 when I am traveling.

As far as what I do, good question. My friends and family can't even answer that one clearly.
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my hours out in the garage add up fast but I'm home.

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Average 50, busy week 60 and slow week 40

salary sucks!

And surprisingly I mainly work from home, much easier to work more than 8 hours a day when you are home.

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When I had to work at the office, I would work about 20-25 hours a week.
I started working at home after my month vacation and work about 30 hours a week now.
My hours does diminish as the weather get nicer
I can't complain about my hours since I never worked full-time.
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Corporate bloodsucker in finance/accounting. Work 55-60 typically... it's just the culture, which sucks.
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40. My days of 70-90/hr weeks are done. Unless its my own business, I dont even like working OT anymore. Sanity is more important than money.

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About 45hrs, I open up the place so I like arriving an hr early. I never stay late though unless an emergency.
Interesting article on how more hrs does not really mean you are getting more done.
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Work in the same industry as Gus' day job, however I design the molds he builds. Base hours are 55/week mandatory, been that way for the 20 years I've been here. Slow times down to 40, or worst 32. Busy times up around 70. Paid hourly.

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i work 50-90 hours a week, usually maybe only 4 off a month, and 70% of it travel.

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For me, its more the nature of the hours than the number of hours. The stress factor is above my comfort zone and affects me after i leave work

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For me, its more the nature of the hours than the number of hours. The stress factor is above my comfort zone and affects me after i leave work
May be time to start looking then. Time and sanity is something that you really cannot put a price on. I knew a couple of people who worked crazy hours and made big bank in high positions but at the end of the day they were not happy always stressed and went trough divorces more than once due to their job and stress. Money is good but if it is the only thing you have it kinda sucks. Work to live, don't live to work.

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