Between 90-98 I believe ..
40 I guess... You better do a poll!
Thanks for answering so far everybody
Great Scott BAtmaN!
Two courses+internship+bit of insantity for starting new projects like crazy! First I started just documenting some old processes for my project and but withing a month ended up handling everything and replacing potential contractor work .. then initiated three new projects.
But I have mostly been +70-80 (school work, classes, labs) for last 2-3 years and bit higher during internships .. like most of the engineering students unless you don't want to.
In past years, I sometimes worked over 90 hours per week (construction superintendent) and generally over 60 hours per week for years (paper machine operator), though when we started up the paper machine, I worked 84 hours per week for months and months. Very hard physical labor in hot and humid conditions.
Now, I work tending my garden, doing yard-work, dealing with firewood, taking care of snow in the winter, etc.
Doesn't it get very hard to do these kind of things when you reach middle / older age? Personally, I noticed people get back/carpal/other problems and stop taking too much of work. I have some years before I reach that stage
45-50 at work, 50-60 at the house.....
I put in 92 hours a week when I was young, but most of those years I worked out of my home and traveled to see clients. Then my job changed to sitting in an office and I cut my hours back by almost half.
What percentage of work hours do you think are productive?
By the time I reached 36, I quit the paper mill and went to work as a consultant. I still put in a LOT of hours on some contracts, including traveling, but at least I didn't have to pound my poor feet and knees up and down concrete floors in horrible heat and humidity. I have had a lot of cartilage removed from both knees, so now, I am bone-on-bone in large part and have to put up with degenerative arthritis and additional joint pain.
Working as a consultant was generally more remunerative than working as the lead operator of a high-speed paper machine, but I got to do a lot of the work at home, and less in the mills. My fellow organic-gardening neighbor is still working in that paper mill, and though I have 10 years on him, I fear that it is only dedication and denial that is keeping him at that job. We are both physically wrecked by that business.
For a time when I was out of school I used to pull 90-100 hours for months at a time, sevens days a week. Just waked up at 5:30 AM and went to work, came back home by 10:00-11:00 PM, and then passed out. One time I was so tired I actually caused a car accident.
But those were the good days. The job layed off lots of people, and then closed the shop two months later in my state.
For a time when going to school, same thing, worked more than 100 hours/week at certain times.
Now I'd be lucky to make it 40 hours.
~40 the past couple of years with the economy down. I'm only guaranteed 36, so that counts as "overtime" for now.
Wow, that's like 600 hours a week!
Oh, ok, now I get it. :tongue2:
Thanks for this info rootX. I'm in my first year for physics. I don't know what I'll do with myself in my junior and senior year!
40. Used to be 72 for 6 months, before that used to be 72-80 with second and third gig for 1 year.. Before that was a solid 36 for 3 years, before that I was a nobody, so zero.
Yikes! But gardening can be tedious also. I was transferring some plants one summer and I thought I was going to pass out
Thanks for your answers everybody!
just meant to squeeze in that I worked seven days a week.
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