Did/Do you work more than 40 hrs on a regular basis

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When I worked my work week was 48 hours. Certain times of the year it was 80 hour weeks and during plant outages there were many 16 hour days, seven days a week.. Always paid overtime for anything past 40 hours though. Worked lots of holidays at double time and a half over the years.
 
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New Jersey
I'm retired now but have downsized and cobbled together about 83k a year thru pensions, social security payments and another 10k from a easy part time job. It's amazing what you can put together despite a total lack of pre-planning. Had I only studied harder in school 🤔
 
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Flaherty, KY
Most of my jobs when I was younger were at places where overtime was frowned on, so 40 hours was typical, in a busy time of year we might work a Saturdays a few weeks in a row. I recently changed jobs about 3 years ago and whether from the economy or just the employer (probably a combination of both) the overtime has been abundant. For the last 2 years I've averaged about 55-60 hours, sometimes more. Typically in the form of 10 hour Mon-Thurs, 8 hours Fri-Sat, and a few hours on Sunday if needed. The O/T is great because I'm at a point in my life where extra money can be put to good use planning for the future and I'm still plenty young enough that extra hours are not physically draining. The downside is time spent the kids & family, but the economy won't be bustling forever, so the O/T is viewed by my wife and I as a good opportunity, not a nuisance. O/T alone will probably amount to 30k this year.
 
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Denver
Originally Posted by CT8
I have over the years worked every shift on the books. 10 to 15 hour work days were done with pleasure. People need to work more hours .
Why would you say a thing like that? Americans work themselves to death. There's more to life than working.
 
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Originally Posted by CT8
I have over the years worked every shift on the books. 10 to 15 hour work days were done with pleasure. People need to work more hours .
Dumbest Funniest thing I've read on here today! Thanks for the laugh.
 
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Kalifornia Kollective
Yup. Even though in my job, I could charge travel time to the job site, I mostly did not. I'd travel on a weekend day and be there on monday, etc. So 45~60 hours a week was normal. It kept me working when there were cut-backs and lay-offs. The bosses new I was cheaper than other folks ...
 
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Cedarbrae, Ontario
Originally Posted by jongies3
70 hours a week, driving truck.
This is around what I do per week. I'm not paid by the hour, so no such thing as overtime. I get paid percentage of the gross of what the truck makes. If I only worked 40 hours a week, I would feel like I'm only part time lol
 

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South Central US
Originally Posted by ZZman
Most of my regular working years I worked a full time and part time job every week. I also took O. T when I could. How about you?
Typically 36 a week. Sometimes 60+. Sometimes less. Whatever.
 
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NE,Ohio
40hrs week, if I have 15min OT its mandatory to cut it. Due to emergencies and vacation I've worked 55-60+ for a few months occasionally. I also do side work for fun money, such as repairing computers, power washing, and very basic handyman jobs. Typical job- was recommended to random person.. I found them an amazing deal on a laptop set it up for them, setup all their programs and hardware (such as camera, wi-fi printer, wireless) What I charged was about what I saved them on the notebook.. but its easier than my main job and pays better. Laptop was an I5 8th gen with 8GB ram, 250gb ssd, 1080p ips screen for $350 new.. actually ended up doing 2 of those.
 
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San Rafael, CA
I work retail at an auto parts store. I often work more than 40 hours. Last week I worked 6 days (5 days at my store + 1 day at another location) and next week I'm working 7 days (2 at another location). I also do web development as a side job. Working on a big open source project right now so not taking on too much paid side work but I do client work here and there.
 
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Athens, GA
113 hours every 14 days. Night shift, 12 hour shifts. Supposed to be 86 hour periods, but we haven't been without overtime in forever. Being a supervisor, at least its a choice for me. For my people, not so much. Shift has to be covered, either volunteer or be told. Telling someone they have to work a Saturday night against their will in the middle of our 3 day 'off' weekend really sucks.
 
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British Columbia, Canada
When I was a resident on an "on-call rotation" (which was most of the time) I averaged 76 hours/week (range 72 - 82). When I was a GP, the federal government tracked me (as part of a national manpower survey) over a 6 month period and I averaged 70 hour/week. I kept track of my vehicle use for 3 months for tax deduction justification purposes and during that period used my personal car every single day for some business-related reason (labour and delivery, hospital work, office work, nursing home visits, house calls, picking up office supplies, and on and on). When I became a Specialist my work hours became 36 1/2/week, and then as a department head around 40 hours/week. Is it any wonder young physicians didn't want to be a traditional GP? As I understand it, the current work load for most physicians is much lighter.
 
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