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Papenbrook
09-28-2017, 02:44 PM
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Would you be able to manage it? How would you manage it?

Discuss your answers below.

IndigoErth
09-28-2017, 03:40 PM
You couldn't. If your work week was still the usual 5 days, that would leave you with only 20 hours of free time... 4 hours a day to sleep, eat, get other stuff done, and drive to/from work. Not possible.

If you worked 7 days a week non stop like that, well... it would leave you 9.7 hours each day. Still not enough for everything. It's basically a different form of enslavement labeled as 'okay' because you're being given money that you have NO time to even spend on your needs, let alone meet those needs.


People would snap at some point and start throwing computers or whatever they work with...

ToTheNines
09-28-2017, 03:53 PM
I've had a couple of 70 hour weeks. Once had two back to back. Massive paycheck.

plastroncafe
09-28-2017, 03:56 PM
So....what life was like prior to the establishment of Labor Unions.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-28-2017, 03:59 PM
So....what life was like prior to the establishment of Labor Unions.

I'm remembering every single Charles Dickens novel I ever read.

Matchsticks, sulfur, orphans, and gruel.

plastroncafe
09-28-2017, 04:06 PM
I'm remembering every single Charles Dickens novel I ever read.

Matchsticks, sulfur, orphans, and gruel.

And here I was just thinking about "The Jungle."
The part where they all had lice and were working in a meat packing plant...

ToTheNines
09-28-2017, 04:14 PM
Union workers are usually lazy **** stains. When we work in Philly, we are forced to have a crane operator run our hoist. Dangerous as all hell.

ProphetofGanja
09-28-2017, 04:37 PM
I've had a couple of 70 hour weeks. Once had two back to back. Massive paycheck.

I did a couple 80 hour work weeks one month at my last job. It ****ing suuuuuuucked. But yeah, great paycheck. Still glad I don't work an hourly job anymore though.

ToTheNines
09-28-2017, 04:39 PM
I did a couple 80 hour work weeks one month at my last job. It ****ing suuuuuuucked. But yeah, great paycheck. Still glad I don't work an hourly job anymore though.

Jesus H...

I still prefer hourly though. Especially the way my company treats OT for salary employees.

ProphetofGanja
09-28-2017, 05:02 PM
Jesus H...

I still prefer hourly though. Especially the way my company treats OT for salary employees.

Yeah, I do miss OT. Pros and cons to everything I guess

Papenbrook
09-28-2017, 05:06 PM
I did a couple 80 hour work weeks one month at my last job. It ****ing suuuuuuucked. But yeah, great paycheck. Still glad I don't work an hourly job anymore though.

Wait?

I know that I'm about to sound pretty stupid, but aren't all jobs hourly?

Katie
09-28-2017, 05:08 PM
I’ve never done 100 hours, but I’ve done 70-80 hrs. I’m salary too. Work until you get it done. I feel the need to push as hard as I can so that I can move up in my company.

Oh and Papi, there are hourly jobs, which usually pay overtime, and salary jobs, which pays a set-usually higher than hourly- rate with no overtime.

IndigoErth
09-28-2017, 05:23 PM
Yeah, hourly (however much per hour) and salary (a fixed amount, i.e. if you made $50k a year no matter how many hours you put in). And lets not forget commission in sales, where they may be paid a lower rate than minimum, but if they make a big sale they may take home a nice chuck of cash for that day (in the next paycheck of course), or they may spend all day and earn next to nothing if no good sales made.

ProphetofGanja
09-28-2017, 05:27 PM
And it is the case now too that even salaried positions are having people use a timeclock to punch in/out, and log their hours electronically. They're moving away from a system where you show up "around" a certain time and leave "around" eight hours later, they want to clock it down to the minute (or nearest fifteen minute-interval, if you're a government worker).

ToTheNines
09-28-2017, 05:33 PM
Yeah, I do miss OT. Pros and cons to everything I guess

They don't give you comp time either?

ProphetofGanja
09-28-2017, 05:36 PM
They don't give you comp time either?

No, I do get comp time. It's supposed to be "preapproved" by nobody ever pays attention to that. All in all it's not the worst set-up I guess.

IndigoErth
09-28-2017, 05:43 PM
And it is the case now too that even salaried positions are having people use a timeclock to punch in/out, and log their hours electronically. They're moving away from a system where you show up "around" a certain time and leave "around" eight hours later, they want to clock it down to the minute (or nearest fifteen minute-interval, if you're a government worker).
:ohwell: If there isn't even overtime, what is their point in keeping tabs on it? (edit: Or is it making sure some are actually there that might slacked off in the past?)



Makes the company I work for seem a bit counter intuitive now, after recently hearing that my former lead who moved up to a regular manager position a while ago (and changed stores in the process) isn't salaried as they'd always previously had been. And I think as a manager can receive overtime, unlike is lower peons.

ProphetofGanja
09-28-2017, 05:54 PM
:ohwell: If there isn't even overtime, what is their point in keeping tabs on it? (edit: Or is it making sure some are actually there that might slacked off in the past?)



Makes the company I work for seem a bit counter intuitive now, after recently hearing that my former lead who moved up to a regular manager position a while ago (and changed stores in the process) isn't salaried as they'd always previously had been. And I think as a manager can receive overtime, unlike is lower peons.

Yes, they want to make sure employees actually work 40 hrs a week and if you work over then you earn comp time, which isn't like overtime pay but it's like earning paid time off

MsMarvelDuckie
10-02-2017, 06:01 PM
I actually did something like this for a couple of months when I worked for Papa John's. was working 12-14hr split-shifts every day for over two months straight with no days off. I'd come in for the early morning school lunch cafeteria orders (we made pizzas for the middle and high schools, and a Catholic school as well- about 120 pizzas in all each school day) and stay for about four hours, then come back to work the evening shift for another 8-10. It was hell....

ProactiveMan
10-02-2017, 08:44 PM
I've done it a few times. I felt like driving off a bridge after the second week. Crunch time sucks.

Papenbrook
12-01-2017, 12:07 AM
Oh my goodness! (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/05/japanese-woman-dies-overwork-159-hours-overtime) :o

I'm saddened. :(

IndigoErth
12-01-2017, 04:20 PM
Talk about zero work-like balance. I mean, I know even in this country it's not exactly a real thing for many, and many people spend so much of their lives in some job and less of it actually getting to live the other parts, but EESH.

Shame that life on planet Earth has been turned into such misery and pointlessness, and humankind has only done this to itself. (To think if we decided to change direction as a species...the rest of the universe would not give a damn at all. It's like we could collectively choose better, but don't.)

Hope the poor woman at least made enough in all that overtime to afford herself a nice funeral. :(

Katie
12-02-2017, 08:17 AM
That’s a cultural thing in Japan. Company before individual. Never mind the perception that you have to work longer than the boss does to be a “good” employee. Plus, being a female in business means you can make no mistakes if you want to be promoted, even here that’s a thing in male dominated fields.

It’s sad, but I understand her mindset.

Papenbrook
12-02-2017, 09:21 PM
That’s a cultural thing in Japan. Company before individual. Never mind the perception that you have to work longer than the boss does to be a “good” employee. Plus, being a female in business means you can make no mistakes if you want to be promoted, even here that’s a thing in male dominated fields.

It’s sad, but I understand her mindset.

I think conformity and ageism are also vital roles that help to uphold that damaging mindset.

People tend to overwork/overwhelm themselves in a capitalist environment. Sadly, it's a frequent occurrence.

wpugh2424
12-04-2017, 03:17 AM
When I was a resident we did this all the time. There is basically no time to do anything else besides necessities. Would do this about every week for a month then go back down to 80/ week then go back to well over 100 a week. Miserable

Prowler
12-04-2017, 03:50 AM
100 hour work week?! Damn, I dunno if I could even survive that. That's pretty much 14-15 hours a day for 7 days in a row. I mean, naturally I've done overtime before, but never super long shifts for a whole week.

Granted it depends on what kind of job you work, but it's already tiring enough to work overtime at a boring office job where ou sit behind a computer desk all day. And if you work at a café/restaurant all the way from opening to closing time it's even more tiresome since you basically gotta stay up all day and walk back and forth as well.

I couldn't imagine doing 12 to 15 hours of hard labour. As in carrying around heavy stuff and doing construction.