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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784682 06/12/18 09:00 AM
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I get a base $300 per week for on-call, then get paid 4 hours OT for each 'after hour' dispatch page that I can't resolve over the phone and need to handle in person.

Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784708 06/12/18 09:30 AM
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35 years at my company now, the first 20 I worked a ton of extra hours 60 or more hours per week. My wife stayed home for 12 years with our young children. It worked out pretty well,now I work 40 hours 10 months a year and no OT available, don't mind at this point. At my age now I feel I can work much longer at this slower pace and I still like my job.




Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784726 06/12/18 09:48 AM
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I worked 70 hours a week on one of the two jobs I had. Have nothing to show for it. Even if I did, cant remember any of it. Time is the most valuable commodity, too many of us spend it chasing something we dont need, or even want.
Now I am still busy as a mule, but have my priorities straight.


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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784736 06/12/18 10:01 AM
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At my city fire department we worked a nine day cycle of 3 days out of 5 and 4 straight off. So I would work like M W F and have 4 off and cone back and work W, F,Sun. These were 24 hour shifts so we worked 2912 hours a year so 832 hours were OT.
Our mayor and city council in its infinite wisdom decided to run our numbers low and fill open seats with OT.
I once worked 10 straight 24 hour shifts, not at the same station though, talk about stir crazy.
Then the mayor and fire chief had the balls to [censored] when several of us made more than they did.

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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784739 06/12/18 10:02 AM
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I work right around 40 a week give or take. Depends on work load or if youre on call.

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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784754 06/12/18 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Americans are known to work a lot. O.T is common as is working long hours on salary. It is not uncommon to work multiple jobs to make ends meet.

I often worked 40+ hours a week taking O. T when offered and working a full and part time job.

How about you?


Never base money needs on accumulated overtime. Always base your future bills on 40 hours pay.
Try to spend as much time as possible with family. If keeping up with the \Jones / wanting all the toys, is your goal in life, then be prepared for a-lot of regrets when you age.

Your kids will be more thankful / cherish all the memories with you, being next to them more often. When they enter adult life, they won't complain about not having all the toys other kids in their neighborhood had growing up. They will likely thank you for always being present for them, while growing up.

I wasn't home for my kids enough - when they were growing up. Being absent from their hour-to-hour activities in late evenings during their school years, is a big regret of mine. I got too involved in working those jobs and giving them too many toys.

Wish I hadn't done it that way now. For my kids may have cherished family life better, had we remained a foursome in activities more often.


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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784766 06/12/18 10:37 AM
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40 hour weeks in London would be considering a short working week in London and the South East.

I am semi retired but still clock in 40/50 hours a week

I would consider 60/70 hours to be long hours.


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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784767 06/12/18 10:37 AM
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I am a mechanical engineer (working in aerospace currently). Thankfully, have yet to have a job that has really required any OT even as salaried employee. Currently I work 40hrs each week from 7-3:30 each day and if I do work any OT, it would be paid at my base rate. Even my previous job, same type of deal. Both jobs had excellent work/life balance which was practically a requirement for me to switch jobs. Current place is super flexible and I dont think it could get much better. I have lucked out, no doubt. Compensation is also fantastic as well, which helps. Talking with other friends in the same field locally, they are not so lucky with the work/life balance where they work. Work more hours, company is falling apart, etc... I also never check my emails or get any phone calls once at home, either. I completely disconnect once I leave work I need my time, away from work, to be happy. I wont take exception to that if I can help it.

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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784790 06/12/18 11:18 AM
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I've worked private public and local government "civil service" always made out okay. Never made OT in private but the pay per job was good except when the job took longer than expected to complete.

Worked for Terminix made good money lots of OT 12-15 hour days 6 days week if you worked the reward was more work lol.

Civil service pays good great benefits state retirement the package is one of the best. Never will be rich as a laborer but i eat good drink beer and own a home. Can work your 40 always the same pay plus contractual raises and OT is readily available if wanted.


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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: Dyusik] #4784806 06/12/18 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dyusik
I worked 70 hours a week on one of the two jobs I had. Have nothing to show for it. Even if I did, cant remember any of it. Time is the most valuable commodity, too many of us spend it chasing something we dont need, or even want.


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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784842 06/12/18 12:21 PM
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The REA G&T I worked for did not pay management overtime for anything("adequately compensated in salary schedule") and we put in a lot of overtime on six and eight week scheduled overhaul plus many more when a unit was off line for anything. This occurred over twelve years. The company filed for bankruptcy and was taken over by another REA G&T. One of the first things the new company did when it found out management had been working overtime hours without compensation was to determine what all management personnel were owed and issued checks. It was a nice gesture and the new owner was a very good company to work for until retirement. Another nice thing the new owner did was to fire a few management people who had needed ousting for years. Also put union employees on notice that the stuff that had been going on for twelve years would not be tolerated.That included pot heads and posse comitatus agitators who were paid a visit by the FBI and the IRS one sunny morning. It was great watching the fan go splatt.

Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784870 06/12/18 12:57 PM
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What is this 40hr thing you speak of? I worked 84hrs last week!

If there is no OT available our normal shift schedule (12hr shifts) are 36 and 48hr weeks. ~14 shifts a month.


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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784874 06/12/18 01:02 PM
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My GM plant plant has been running 3 shifts 6 days a week for years and we just started working sundays too. We still cannot keep up with demand for our large SUVs. In addition to these long hours I also run an auto repair and restoration shop so I am always very busy.

Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784894 06/12/18 01:26 PM
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"They" say night shift and various work habits have a direct connection to health issues.

I wonder if we're so unhealthy because we work so hard.

And why are we so proud of how busy we are?
Why is it more socially acceptable to say "I've got 5 full time jobs" than it is to say "I like watching Maury Povich while eating Pringles" (provided you are not a burden on anybody financially, emotionally, physically)

Makes me think of Fight Club

"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy [censored] we don't need. "

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Re: Working 40+ hours a week and multi jobs etc [Re: ZZman] #4784916 06/12/18 01:55 PM
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We always tried to live beneath our means.
We both did what we wanted/needed to do for "work".
We got paid and tried to bank/save a portion of that weekly.
We lived well and are in our 70's now a good nestegg


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