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|Subject: Re: Since you asked...||Date: 3/24/2013 6:09 AM|
|Author: tconi||Number: 872712 of 890147|
It's: When did it become taken utterly for granted that the American work week is not forty hours per week, but seventy, or eighty?
Because we are Americans - whatever anyone does, it is part of the culture that Working longer and harder shows that I am better and more committed
that combined with the downsizing & reduction in staff of the last few years, and there it is.
the new norm.
I spend enough time working in a culture where I put in 50 hours/week, and am questioned about why I work so much, and why do I not leave earlier or take more days off.
I arrive before my PM and leave when he does.
My colleagues conside