Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Yeah, I was under the assumption that 8-5 is pretty much the norm these days. Not too many people working a rigid 40 hour work week that I know of. Heck, most attorneys I know who work corporate law are minimum 60 per.
For me, the "work / life" balance doesn't come on the weekdays, but rather on the weekends. I don't want my job to consistently intrude upon my time off. I'm OK worknig an extra hour or so every day so long as I'm not expected to be on call 7 days a week or coming into the office regularly on days off.
Most weekday evening activities don't start until around 6:30-7:00 anyway.
It's important for me on weekdays to. My last job, I was working 50-60 hours a week, which included most Saturdays, and sometimes Sunday to.
That gets old, very fast.