I often see references to 80+ hours/week jobs being done by guys on this forum. What are these jobs? Like someone (maybe Frank) said, it is unsustainable. It puts the Anal in the Analyst.
I consider myself having a high-stress high-visibility job as a software manager. Apart from the “release crunch” that all software guys know about, I have never worked 80+ hours/week. I would estimate the max to be 60 hours for maybe one week, even when the pressure was enormous. My normal work week is 45-50 hours. And I get a hell of a lot done, spinning 15-20 different disks at the same time (no exaggeration there.)
Hah, I must be one of them “work smarter, not harder” types. Feels good to be so smart. Except I don’t think I am, and people talking about 80+ hours/week are purely bragging or insecure.