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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3fngrs, May 10, 2018.

  1. Gmountain

    Gmountain Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jun 7, 2015
    About 40 at work, but it's not something "I can ever stop thinking about. So I think when I'm exercising, it wakes me up in the middle of the night, I think if I'm watching tV. Not so much playing guitar though. But I can't really get away from it.
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  2. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2016
    I was laid off from a job where I averaged 54 hours a week for 12 years. That was 2 years ago and then I went the self-employment route doing hard physical labor for about 30 hours per month and making about the same income. I thought I was really smart until the business went into a nose dive this year in large part to the bad weather pattern and now I am likely going to be out of business by July. I am actually interviewing with the post office to be an assistant carrier where I get to go back to working 6 or 7 days a week again.

    It all goes in is all circles.
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  3. Tobster

    Tobster NEW MEMBER!

    Apr 7, 2014
    South Louisiana
    Second career, table games dealer in a casino. 40+ long hours a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays off, always working weekends and holidays. Customers are drinking free booze, gambling money they can not afford to lose in games against the house who legally have the statistical edge. Did I mention I am working for tips? I could write a book.
  4. Jimmy Owen

    Jimmy Owen Tele-Meister

    Apr 2, 2017
    Moravian Falls, NC
    It’s final exam week. That means 55 to 60. I give essay exams.
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  5. Crafty Fox

    Crafty Fox Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 25, 2011
    Perth Australia
    Self employed carpenter working between 0 and 60 hours! Whatever is available.
    Every-meal-might-be-my-last attitude.
    Its been very quiet lately (gives me time to build guitars) but seems to be picking up again.
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  6. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    I am retired and thankful it all worked out. When I was working I had a varity of jobs. Drove truck too which was a lot of hours. Usually more than 300 hours a month.

    My last 15 years working were good had lots of perks and I got lucky on some personal investments, and retired. I am thankful.
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  7. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    I am working right now i am waiting for my wife to get through buying things at kohl's . I have two Dockers leather belts I found that would fit me. Maybe Brian Mills will come along and strangle me with them.
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  8. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted

    I work 48 hours over an 8 day roster, and can easily rack up another 50 to 55 with my second job, and squeeze in a rehearsal and/or a gig.. the only thing that saves me is I usually get to have some rest time in my main job, unless we are on big jobs running all night.

    I'd rarely be at work for less than 80 hours over 7 days
  9. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    40 only. The timesheet program complains if I put in more, though it couches it in friendly terms (you might want to claim back some time off). Partly because half the company works on contracts, and partly because they figure if I can't get it done in 40, they need someone who can.
  10. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    In the mining, building, gas, construction and manual labour jobs here in Oz a 12 hour day , 6 days a week, is minimal. If you're lucky you get 1 in 7 off, that's what my son's work. Big money but wrecks marriages as the jobs are mostly in remote locations.
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  11. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jan 22, 2007
    I’m retired so spent about 6 hours getting the cottage ready for summer, should it decide to show up this year:

    1.5 hours picking up sticks (aka tree branches). Tomorrow the chainsaw tackles the big ones.
    4 hours moving & picking up leaves. Red oaks drop them late, so it’s a spring thing. I could literally fill a cabin with them. Dusty dirty work, trust me on that one.
    0.5 hours inflating tires, checking oil levels, moving tools etc etc.

    Tomorrow will be about the same. My Golden Years.
  12. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2016
    Isn't that the truth.
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  13. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Uriah1 and Crafty Fox would you write to me explaining you like why 12 hour days and ruined marriages.
    These are the casualties of badly negotiated work contracts.
    Also the French have reduced their working week to 35 hours and they're doing well. Please explain?
  14. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Meister

    Mar 15, 2017
    Cambridge England
    Just gone into semi-retirement (maybe 1-2 days a week freelance work).

    Quite a shock after decades of exec-level jobs in the UK not-for-profit sector doing 40-45 hours office based but then also always doing stuff at home evenings/weekends. Work culture in the UK has become unhealthy in my own experience and I'm lucky enough to have emerged from it to be able to spend time on the important things in life like family and Telecasters:D:D.
  15. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Tele-Meister

    Feb 2, 2018
    St. Louis
    I am recovering from elbow surgery and have been out Since 5/3/18. I return to work this Monday. I typically work 11 hour days, Monday through Friday and 8 on Saturday. Underground construction.
  16. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Afflicted

    May 20, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    I'm fortunate enough to be at a point in my career where I can say I'll work a normal workday and no more unless it's an emergency. That means no weekends and definitely no working past 6. I'm now the training manager for field service engineers, some of whom have PhD's. I do in house service on laser instruments no one else in house fully understands. I'm planning to retire at 70. 22 months to go. I've planned pretty well so my income will be a little greater when I leave than it is now. I'm a little bored, but I have time for everything I want to do and enough income coming in to do it. I encounter folks on the forum every day who are struggling. The reality is that I'm pretty content with my life. I feel like I've been blessed and I have no idea what I could have done to deserve it.
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  17. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    I'll be around 40-50 this week. All music or music related. Not counting drive time. It's a good week.
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  18. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    I did a mind sucking job for about 40 years , 25 years with my previous employer I've been gone ( retired with full pension) since March 30 2015 I see my X-peers all the time and they have aged a million years since I left and resemble energy-less Zomies ( to think I was part of that ILK ) many much younger than me with almost all grey hair ( my hair is still mousy brown no grey yet .)
    Any way, now I work any where from 25 to 37 hours a week and I hump 40-50 Lb boxes at least 60 times a day so Ive gotten my strength back up to some where befitting a man in his 60's , I can pull a 2000lb skid around and Im not sitting at home all day watching TV and mowing the grass for a living waiting for my life to start.

    My 2 credo's


    Last edited: May 13, 2018
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  19. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    A "found" poem:

    --Parrish the Thought
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  20. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I do a desk job as a contractor / consultant to companies in a profession in which I've worked since 1979. On average, I do a 40-45 hour week + commuting (45 mins each way now but used to be 1 hour 45 mins each way when I worked in the City of London). I also do about 3-4 trips per month to a company's head office 100 miles away. 3 trains (incl the Underground) each way and the travel takes about 2:45 to 3:00 hours each way when I do the trips.

    No complaints - I enjoy what I do and have no problem doing the travel.
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