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I just looked at my last paystub, looks like 30 for me..30hrs too many..lol

I assume you work in Corrections?

I forgot that I did dry in a 2 story 2000sft house from the dirt up with 1 helper on weekends

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10 minutes ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

For those of you that have the ability to work OT how much do you do? This was my best year, I finished with 1,027hrs. Not bad for taking 2.5 months off and running a side business.

That's a lot of hours!! 

Before starting at the school district almost 20 years ago, I worked commercial printing shops. I'd work around 75 hours a week. Did that for 20+ years. These days, between a 40 hour week job. I take care of two homes, and work lot's of hours up at the farm. So seven days a week now. I don't see retirement giving me too much extra time. I'll just be busy in more places. My buddy retired four years ago. And is much more busy post retirement! I think it will be the same for me? That's ok. Don't ever want to just sit around anyways.

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I'm exempt as well so I try to get under by 1000 a year!! Back in the day worked two jobs and then 600-1000 OT hour years. Don't miss it but it was nice when I was young on the double paychecks just not so nice when taxes got ahold of them lol! Also when I worked 75 hours a week I had less awake time to spend it!

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exempt also and have been for years.  But have always done 50hrs/week.   Been doing less as I get older I find my time more valuable than the $ these days.  When I worked for the DOT I basically doubled my pay one winter in overtime.    Worked two jobs for many years as well.  These days I cant wait to be able to go PT into retirement. 

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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Before school I worked 12-24hrs ot every week miss the pay checks.  I’ll get back to working 50-60hr weeks when I’m done with school to make up for the 10months of hardly working.  I will be looking for something with a 3 12hr/day work week when I graduate and then everything else is OT.  Nice thing about health care it won’t be hard to find those shifts. 

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I don't get any OT, but I do get comp time. I generally don't take any comp time back since there's a lot of downtime between surgery's so I don't feel right taking it. I will take it if I have a good reason to leave work early that day

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Hopefully you can  keep,that up until retirement. The way my tier worked was only an additional 20% more pay then the previous year counted towards you final average salary. So one had to continually build up high years one after another .

That generally wasn’t possible for most guys, till they allowed guys to pass their OT to another .

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I’ve been exempt nearly my entire adult career, save for 10 months at an hourly job. OT ends up being part of daily life.

2015-2021 was especially brutal due to leading a new service that went from 0 to 23,000 clients in less than 60 days, driving $40M in that first year. For the first 6 months, I flew to Indianapolis on Sunday midday, and came home on the last departing flight Friday at 7PM, getting to my bed on Saturday at 1AM. I almost missed Christmas being stuck in Detroit and was significantly delayed the Friday before regular gun opener in 15 or 16. I forget which - but it was so bad I didn’t go to sleep. Came home, showered, got my gear, ate, and left. I met Moog and my buddy at the property and they were already in their stands. Shot a doe or two that day lol.

After the first 6 mos, I traveled to PHX, Indy, and St Pete Florida 2x per month for the next five years. Covid FINALLY broke that. Worked almost around the clock with email and meetings across time zones.

Ended up leaving that for a much better environment. The old place paid me stupid money, but I came to value being able to see my family even a little bit. Damn near burned out.
 

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