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20-30 hrs/wk 2 2.25%
30-40 hrs/wk 7 7.87%
40-50 hrs/wk 40 44.94%
50-60 hrs/wk 22 24.72%
60-70 hrs/wk 8 8.99%
70+ hrs/wk ... extreme 10 11.24%
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:01 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by slepyhed
Yes, you were busy and worked long hours. But what were you *doing* during those hours?

Brewer said he's making spreadsheets. This I can understand because I make spreadsheets, but I guess not nearly as many.

I've looked into being self-employed, and its always the same thing: You'll work around the clock. But doing what? That's the mystery...

You ask what I was doing during those hours, why I was doing physical labor, in other words I was unloading uncrating, installing, cleaning attending deadline meetings etc. etc. etc. It wasn't doing paperwork (usually done on weekends), purchasing, soliciting work and such, it was doing the actual installation of the contract. There was no time wasted on breaks and such, to me time was money, when ever you weren't productive, you stopped making money, when you made mistakes you lost money.

I hope this answered your question


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Old 12-14-2006, 08:39 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by My Dream
I hope this answered your question

Actually, it does. Thanks!

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Old 12-17-2006, 02:08 PM   #23
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I generally work from 8 to 4:30 although often I work thru lunches, so I'm around 40 hours. I'm a supervisor at a largish company. I'm a bit worried about this b/c there was another supervisor who worked the same hours and she has been replaced - mat leave - by someone who likes putting in 60+ hour weeks (even though she is doing the exact same stuff that the person who left was doing in 40 hours), and now my boss has just handed in his resignation, and he normally put in 40 hour weeks. I'm pretty sure we'll get a NAZI type boss in, and it will look bad for me to put in 40 hour weeks when the other supervisor and the new boss are putting in more time. Sucks that I get my work done in the 40 hour timeframe, but looks like I'll have to put in face time.

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I clocked in as extreme. I am an academic physician specializing in intensive care. What do I do all day? It varies. I spend a lot of time saving lives and that's what generates most of my income. When on the ICU my workweek is generally ~90 hours and I am on call 24/7. At other times I am teaching, doing research and administration. Administration is NOT useless paper pushing; it includes, for example, leading initiatives that help to improve the healthcare we deliver. I travel a lot to speak at conferences and consult. I get a lot of work done on planes. I generally get 40-50 emails a day, about half of which require some action on my part, so I have to keep up when out of town. The powers that be are encouraging us to get Blackberries, but I value what privacy I have and I am not going there!


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