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Old 11-03-2011, 07:48 PM
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I used to own a business where I worked 60-68 hrs a week on site and another 4-6 hrs in the office on paperwork.

I now work on a railroad and do a 40 hr work week but I also own 4 investment property's and though I don't work on them every week I do put in time for mortgage payments leases, making them ready for a new tenant etc..

How many of you work just a 40 hr work week, my bet is not many. Be honest.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:49 PM
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i am about to graduate pharmacy school and 50-55 is looking like the magic number
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:54 PM
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During my entire working career 40/wk was a joke. 50-70 was the norm in addition to some serious travel hours.

Retired now and not missing any of that.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:56 PM
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I average 48-50 a week, and unlike many I am not proud of it. I have a family who is far more important than the paper I am pushing, and I know that some guys I work with will look back and realize that by working 60 hours a week they missed their children growing and other moments that will never be replaced.

May sound a bit odd to some, but honestly if you can't get your work done in 40 hours you need to either work on your time management or get more help.

I am slowly working my way back to 40 hours a week and I will get there, company culture often makes people feel lesser if they don't put in crazy hours.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:13 PM
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40 here. 5 o'clock = Yabba a dabba do time. If needed for special projects may stay late here and there but that is the exception not the rule.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:16 PM
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depends on what time of year. Construction is booming sometimes I work 18 to 20 hour days (driving 5 hours working 8 and driving 5 home) mostly 10 hr days but when it not booming I work about 2 hours on THT trying to help the flock.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:19 PM
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Variable and unlimited. I'm married and retired
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:21 PM
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I work an average of 50-52. Sales is demanding career choice. I miss my family a lot, and I really dislike working nights and weekends! All I can do is hope I'm alive to enjoy future time off and be thankful I'm employed with a decent paying gig.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:25 PM
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I'm 24/7/365. I do and always make happen what I have to with disregard of hours worked in a week.

I also have the luxury of filling my working hours as I see fit providing I have no disasters on the horizon nor am I walking away from a job for my own well being. At the end of each year both myself and my employer are very happy with each other.

Salary is good for me as well as it's good for them. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by laserflunkie View Post
Variable and unlimited. I'm married and retired
Same here, but what's different is that working all the time around the house or around the properties is an ADDer's dream. I can do anything I choose, for as long as I want, and not feel like I'm tied to a project.
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I do Comm and Industrial HVAC and Process cooling service I work for Trane. It varies, I would say 3months a year I do 40hrs, 3month I do 50-60 hrs and the rest is a 50hr average. so my average is prolly 50hrs year round. I do not like anything over 50hrs, seems to all go to Sam
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:27 PM
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Your profession/position can dictate the hours needed to work to complete said task.
Being in commercial construction for example, is nothing like working in retail, a bank, etc.. something that the doors are only open a certain number of hours.

For me being the super, I have to be there at 6AM and stay until all the subs have gone. Most times that is 8-12 hours a day and some Saturdays.
Late nights, Sundays and holidays for weather situations, shut downs and tie ins in some cases.
This is not including the drive to and from the job site.
Alarm goes off at 4AM, leave by 5, get there by 6. Try to get out by 4PM if I'm lucky...or later.
When I wasn't in a management role and worked with my tools, it was 7AM - 3:30PM most days, 40 hours.
Now it's more like 55- 60 and on salary.
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When do you guys have time for boating and fishing? ;?
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When do you guys have time for boating and fishing? ;?
I am workin for the weekend. I don't usually work weekends, when i do 50-60hr weeks
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:42 PM
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I may not start working on a boat until 1100...but then, I may still be working on her at 2200. And I do this 7days a week, plus take care of the property, the wife, the house...


But I'm at home...and I'm lucky...
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When do you guys have time for boating and fishing? ;?
Thursday's and Sundays are my days off. If I'm lucky I get a long weekend. Weather is my enemy!
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Most days from 10 am to 2 pm , monday - friday . but sometimes up to 4 or 5 pm , rental properties
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I don't pay much attention to my hours, but I would ballpark 55-70/week. More if need be. When out doing sales (requires lots of travel), I can rack up some crazy hours.

Fishing...what is this "fishing" you refer to???
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Retail. The normal is 60 hours. Off on Thursdays and Sundays. Have not had a "weekend" off for almost 15 years. I really like my Thursdays off.
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Fish commercially so on the water away form the family 8-10 months out of the year. Usually we are on the water for 3-4 weeks at a time. On average we can hold 28days worth of fuel, so we have to refuel which is touching the dock for about 6hrs. 4hrs for fuel and a couple for groceries every 4 weeks or so.
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