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Subject:  Re: Since you asked... Date:  3/25/2013  12:16 PM
Author:  Brooklyn1948 Number:  872789 of 886558

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?



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My husband just resigned from his 12 hour a day job. He is 65 years old and worked from 7AM to 7PM.
If you are not working those hours in his line of work, you are NOT working. That message is loud and clear. You will not keep your job if you waltz in at 9 and leave at 5. Many of their customers were international and because of that meetings were actually held at 7AM.
If you commuted 2 hours to your job, you'd have to get up in the wee hours just to make the meeting.
So, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. That's what my husband did.
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