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Rasmussen: Only 31% of Americans Work 40-Hour Week

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

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    I fall in the 31% - normally do not work more than 29 hours a week.

    Of the 40% who work over 40 hours, I wonder how many of them are on salary as opposed to hourly wage.

    and my "second job" as associate pastor - my monthly check does not even cover my car expenses -(for church business) - not complaing - just giving a statment of fact.

    However, the Lord has provided.
    Hmmm - I wonder if a pastor in NM is looking for an associate...
     
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    From the article:

    Thirty-three percent (33%) say they put in more than 40 hours a week on the job, including 11% who work more than 50 hours weekly.
     
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    Uh ... yeah. Last May, in Rasmussen's last employment poll. Not now.
     
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    and what is your point?
     
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    Count me in. 40 is over by Thursday. 12 hours in a work day.
    At least in my field. Then there is 15+ hours of ministry, per week.
     
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    Success as we define it today is rarely achieved by working 40 OPW. Its probably nearer 80 then 40. I wonder what Bill Gates schedule was. I worked for a large retailer for 35 years in management and while most of my fellow workers worked an 8 to 5 As a rule I was there by 6 AM This lightened my work load as I could accomplish much more with a minimum of interruptions. By worldly standards I would not be termed successful but I found it more fulfilling. I guess it boils down to what you contribute is in direct proportion to what you receive.
     
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