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Old 09-28-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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A 100-hour work week



Would you be able to manage it? How would you manage it?

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Old 09-28-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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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...
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:53 PM   #3
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I've had a couple of 70 hour weeks. Once had two back to back. Massive paycheck.
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:56 PM   #4
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So....what life was like prior to the establishment of Labor Unions.
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:59 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:06 PM   #6
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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...
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:37 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:39 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:02 PM   #9
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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
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:06 PM   #10
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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?
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #11
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I've done it a few times. I felt like driving off a bridge after the second week. Crunch time sucks.
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Oh my goodness!

I'm saddened.
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:20 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:17 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:21 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:17 AM   #16
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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
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:50 AM   #17
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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.
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