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Good morning-I wanted to respond to the query about average hours worked per
week. For the most part, I've worked a standard 40 hour week (not including
lunch hours) except in cases where a project needed to get finished right
away. It's been suggested by some past employers that because I was
salaried, I needed to be putting in more hours. One boss even had the nerve
to suggest that test procedures were part of my job but would not give me
access to equipment during normal business hours. So I told him that if he
considered this a normal part of my work, then he had to provide equipment
during the day. He refused and I ended up leaving the company (for many more
reasons than stated here). I do believe that some companies do take
advantage of salaried workers, but I've been fortunate enough to work for
mostly good people. So I guess it depends on who you work for and what
you're working on at any given moment.
Right now my tech writing hours are zero <g> as well.
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