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Old 12-19-2009, 01:10 PM
Location: NE Minneapolis
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So after reading a few different threads on long hours it started me to think about my work habits, the hours that I'm willing to work and what I precieve as being extreme/excessive hours.

So I was wondering what is normal for you? How many hours a week do you avg., what do you consider extreme. What is the most you ever worked?

Please tell a littleabout yourself, occupation, age, area of the country you live, where you were born and raised if different, where you are in your career and how long you've been with you company.

Me- machinist, 35, married with 1 kid, born WI live in MN, working in the field for 8yrs., at my company for almost 3yrs. but just returned from being laidoff for 8mos.

I consider 45 to 50 hrs/wk normal in fact if I don't work that I don't feel right and that been pretty consistant thru my career. Extreme for me is over 60/wk. The most that I've ever worked is 84hrs in a week which I refuse to do ever again
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:30 PM
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Depends on the job. Navy at sea it's often 4 and 4 or 4 and 6. When I worked for a railroad we would work 12 on and 8 off when busy. We had an accident once that I worked 48 straight (I was in management). At the glass plant double shifts were common for labor. Teaching is the regular day and some people put in 6 or 8 after that correcting papers.
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