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Old 07-08-2007, 08:27 AM   #21
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Aaah yes, the 70 hour week .... then you hit the proverial ceiling (boss not leaving before you are) and you realize it's time to set some healthy boundaries. For me that meant NOT working FRIDAYs when my 40+ hours were in. Got some funny looks at first ... but hey, what are they gonna do FIRE ME?

PS. Drove by home depot ... waaayy to many cars ... wait 'till monday.

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Old 07-08-2007, 08:38 AM   #22
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I am so glad that I don't work in a high position....I used to work in the Export customer service department for a pharmaceutical company and handled 16 sucked me dry! On top of the workload, we had a high turnover of managers (6 in the 4 years I was there), no perks, and crazy politics.
I am now an executive assistant for the same company, different department, and happy as can be! I watch others run around to all day meetings, after hours conference calls, missing their kids games, and other important's sad.
Like I tell my boss (who is supportive): this job is just to pay the bills, my art is my passion and is what defines me. If he ever leaves, I'm screwed!

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Old 07-08-2007, 06:45 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Webzter View Post
He's probably salaried exempt with a 'perk' being that additional hours worked can be cashed out at his nominal salary.

One consulting company I worked at was very similar. You were salaried, but every billable hour over 40 could be banked and then used as vacation time or cashed out.

Ding! Ding! Exactly. We are salaried exempt and the extra hours is simply a perk (because we are direct and they can bill the hours).
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:54 PM   #24
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I can't do the 60hr week thing. At some point you're just working a lesser paying job and pulling overtime as opposed to Actually making your salary.

I've been Really lucky considering I'm in IT and I've managed to avoid any job that consistently made me go over 40.

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