There are reasons for a 40-hour work week, and if your employer relies on people putting in 60-70 hours, they're idiots.
Well, relying on people who leave when there's work to be done the next day, and it isn't done doesn't work out too well.
And no one was making them. They came and left when they felt like it, and the prime directive of slashdot - anything extra is me being taken advantage of, so nope, nope, nope!
In return for what you all think was my employer and myself being idiots, was I got paid well, learned and did interesting things, and was seldom bored.
They knew they could rely on me to get the job done and get it right.
And hold your hands over the children's ears - this is going to be shocking........ I did a lot of things outside of my job description. I'm an Uncle Tom, the house boy as it were. Okay, I'll quit swearing now
And there was that putting in 30+ years, somewhat of an anomaly these days.
Sucks so much to be me!
Much better to be part of the cubicle crowd, doing the same thing over and again, and being paid what everyone else is being paid.
In the end, I only present my situation as an alternative to what I see in here. People who hate their jobs, hate their employers, and I suspect hate most everything and everyone around them. You read the stuff in here, and my postings on a different approach to work really piss people off. I'm not telling them to do what I did, just offering a differential opinion, on something that has worked better for me than my peers.