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Overworked, Overstressed, Undersleep

I’ve spent too much time at work. These silly projects that I can’t really attach myself to. The only reason I work is for the money. I’ve so much as said that although I may only be 75% effective after so many hours, at least I’m getting paid. It sucks that I only get straight time too, not double pay or whatever others may get if they work OT.

Last week I worked 72 hours. This week, I only worked 52, but I took Friday off (kids and wife sick, vomit in my wife’s purse to prove it).

In my case, anything over 45 hours gets paid straight OT. So my 72 hour week means I’ll make an extra $500 or so after taxes. All that time and effort, lost sleep, lost social life, lost family time. It adds up to so little. Is it worth it?

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