Who works a hella lot of hours

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how may hours per week do you work

  • 0 hours/wk

    Votes: 18 12.5%
  • 1-5 hours/wk

    Votes: 7 4.9%
  • 6-10 hours/wk

    Votes: 13 9.0%
  • 11-20 hours/wk

    Votes: 18 12.5%
  • 21-30 hours/wk

    Votes: 9 6.3%
  • 31-40 hours/wk

    Votes: 23 16.0%
  • 41-60 hours/wk

    Votes: 40 27.8%
  • 61-80 hours/wk

    Votes: 8 5.6%
  • 81+ hours/wk

    Votes: 8 5.6%

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C.P. Jones

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usually 40-50 and don't get OT when every other tech does.....fair?
 

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actual hours or hours I get paid for?

my stipend is a set 15 hours/week, but I actually do MAYBE 7-8 hours of work.
 

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Put in only the paid hours but it doesn't matter.

Nice to see that SDN members are rather productive members of society,

I pull in at least 75 hours per week nowa days.:scared:
 

TexasFool

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usually 40-50 and don't get OT when every other tech does.....fair?

I don't get overtime pay either for tutoring because I'm self employed but isn't there a law against that if you are employed, I think it's illegal for them to work you more than 40 hours without overtime pay.
 

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RT job: depends on the schedule and whether I feel like overtime or not, so between 24-60 hrs per week
Continuing education writing job: flexible hours, as it's a freelance gig, but usually <10 hrs per week
Volunteer EMS/Fire: depends on call volume and availability, but I try to be available about 24-36 hrs per week
Research/Writing: depends on what I'm working on but lately, 16-20 hrs per week would probably be pretty close
 

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I don't get overtime pay either for tutoring because I'm self employed but isn't there a law against that if you are employed, I think it's illegal for them to work you more than 40 hours without overtime pay.
It depends on the type of work you're doing and I believe it varies from state to state as well.
 

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For those of you with tech jobs, what certifications did you have to get them or did you train/certify afterwards? Did you apply online or ask people you knew?
 

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I don't get overtime pay either for tutoring because I'm self employed but isn't there a law against that if you are employed, I think it's illegal for them to work you more than 40 hours without overtime pay.

"Exempt employee" (most salaried employees) are "exempt" from certain wage and hour laws including OT.
 
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For those of you with tech jobs, what certifications did you have to get them or did you train/certify afterwards? Did you apply online or ask people you knew?

Common cert for entry level engineer is EIT. It's not that big of a deal but it gives you a little bit more credibility when applying for a job and maybe a small bonus or raise.
 
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right now 20 hrs a week as limited by work-study. in undergrad, there were weeks i worked 40hrs with class/assignments/tests as a consultant. when i didn't have school, 50hrs a week.
 
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full-time undergrad plus 25-hour workweeks (32 last week) plus 8-10 hours doing research each week.
 

Doc Henry

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Throughout my degree I've worked as many as 32 hours a week while taking 16 upper division science credits. Average is probably around 15 hrs/wk with 15 upper division science credits
 

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usually 40-50 and don't get OT when every other tech does.....fair?

I don't get OT as a tech, it's BS. They took it away to give to the nurses and LPNs!!!!!!!!!!! Bah! I work the same . . . about 50...but I also volly on a fire dpt for about 10 hrs a week..so like murphy said...it seems to be a little subjective.
 

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Common cert for entry level engineer is EIT. It's not that big of a deal but it gives you a little bit more credibility when applying for a job and maybe a small bonus or raise.

Sorry, not that. I've had a job offer for entry level engineering. I need paid clinical experience
 

JLT91W

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70 hours in 7 days. 7 on, 7 off. :D
 

GIGATT

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50 hours of real work (biopharm. company) and full time Masters program (18 credits) on top of that plus thesis write up. Hubby is a busy guy. At least he's not doing all of that AND studying for his MCAT like last year! Phew!
 

KaraKiz

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60-64 hrs. over 7 days, so its not too bad, but that just means no weekend for KaraKiz.. more :sleep: would be nice...
 
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