In my line of work, 80 hour weeks are common. Any high dollar, large scale project has deadlines. When I or others in my field [industrial automation] have a deadline, when it's crunch time, typically you work as much as needed; even if, as often happens, it means going for days or even weeks with hardly any sleep.nameta9 said:From those I know and see most work about 8 hours, 5 days a week. But I read on the internet that alot of americans work 50 hours or more a week. Is this really true or is it only a small portion of the population? Thanks for any real life data! I feel that people are either a) exaggerating or b) lying or c) just wasting alot of time at work to add up hours.