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    Working too hard

    Turns out working 60 hours a week or more for a little more than a year will push you to a point of exhaustion that you just feel sick to your stomach to be awake. Who knew?!

    Also, it seems to have contributed to an all time low on the exercise front. I ran with a friend Saturday and felt like my heart was going to pop. Massive stroke here I come!

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    Re: Working too hard

    not to make light of your situation, but I believe this is the typical work week for many people

    you may want to look at other factors for the fatigue

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    Re: Working too hard

    Quote Originally Posted by DrMachine View Post
    not to make light of your situation, but I believe this is the typical work week for many people

    you may want to look at other factors for the fatigue
    i work 7 days a week and don't hit the 60 hour mark. but, still, the constant 'oh, there's something i MUST do tomorrow' is quite draining. there are definite mental factors to consider.

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    Yeah....so totally not the life for me.

    I'm sure the lack of exercise makes the fatigue worse...but damn it's hard to find the time to fit it in. We've been trying to take walks in the afternoons, and my husband goes walking with me at night or in the morning sometimes, but just not regularly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RegularJoe View Post
    i work 7 days a week and don't hit the 60 hour mark. but, still, the constant 'oh, there's something i MUST do tomorrow' is quite draining. there are definite mental factors to consider.
    I guess I should clear up what I meant. It seems that most people not working on a per hour basis usually hit that many hours a week. I work 6-7 days a week and usually hit a minimum of 50-55 hours.

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    Re: Working too hard

    The good news on my end is that I'm still hourly...so at least I'm being well compensated for it.

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    Re: Working too hard

    But youre still wonderful and beautiful and adored by all around you!

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    Re: Working too hard

    Quote Originally Posted by DrMachine View Post
    I guess I should clear up what I meant. It seems that most people not working on a per hour basis usually hit that many hours a week. I work 6-7 days a week and usually hit a minimum of 50-55 hours.
    yeah, i'm hourly at both jobs. so i think i hit...40 at job #1, 12.5 at job #2.

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    Re: Working too hard

    i usually have 8 or so weeks a year that are 100 hours plus, spread out


    yeah
    you don't want to be around me then

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    Re: Working too hard

    I would be careful if I were you.

    A guy I used to work with put in 70-80 hours a week after his department was downsized to just him. He got sick, didn't take time off and ended up in the hospital with an infection in his lungs after a prolonged cold. At one point, his family considered taking him off life-support if he didn't get better.

    Luckily he pulled through.

    After seeing what he went through, I've never given a second thought about taking a sick day to make sure I never end up like him.

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